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What Contributes to Texas Crashes?

As is true with all states, Texas roadways can be very dangerous places. According to a May 2014 report from the Texas Department of Transportation, statewide crashes in 2013 totaled more than 115,000 just from those drivers who did not control the speed of their vehicles.

Factor in the thousands of accidents caused by driver inattention, failure to drive in a single lane and unsafe lane changes and you are looking at another 140,000 accidents.

In excess of 89,000 people sustained serious injury in Texas crashes during the 2013 calendar year, according to the newly released figures.

Rural or Urban Areas: Where Most Accidents Occur

Deadly car accidents can happen at any place and any time, regardless of whether you are traveling along a rural highway or through a more developed urban area. Common factors that contribute to rural crashes include:

  • Failure to control speed
  • Driver inattention
  • Speeding – unsafe driving (under the limit)
  • Faulty evasive action

While each of the factors that contribute to rural car accidents can also be found near the top of the contributing factors for urban accidents, urban settings present a different set of challenges. In addition to the above, these are a few more of the causes attributed to urban crashes:

  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Disregard for a stop sign or traffic light
  • Failure to remain in a single lane
  • Failure to yield at a stop sign, private drive or when making a left turn
  • Following too closely behind the vehicle ahead

If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious car accident, you are likely going to be facing costly medical bills, repairs and other accident-related expenses. In these types of situations, being able to pursue damages from the driver whose negligence is responsible for causing your pain and suffering will be critical. Retain legal counsel at once.

Contact Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., now so that we can put our 100 years of legal experience to work for you.