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When and Where Fatalities Occur

Car accidents come about by a variety of factors and circumstances. As a driver here in Texas, you may be interested to know when and where most car accident fatalities occur. Here is a list of the most deadly crashes, first broken down by road type then by the month in which they took place:

  • US & State Highways running across Texas are the deadliest. More than 1,200 fatal crashes and 1,400 fatalities occurred along these highways in 2013.
  • There were 580 fatal crashes and 640 fatalities on roads going from farm to market during the same period of time.
  • Along the interstate, 495 fatal car accidents occurred and 554 people lost their lives.
  • June was the deadliest month in 2013, with 302 fatal crashes and 336 fatalities.
  • In April there were 271 fatal crashes and 300 people died in vehicle-related accidents.
  • There was no month in 2013 in which less than 200 fatal crashes occurred.
  • Every month, at least 220 people died as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle-related crash.

In total, there were 3,039 fatal crashes and 3,377 fatalities in Texas during 2013. The only other types of accidents responsible for claiming such a large number of lives are work-related accidents. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, they report that in 2011 there was a total of 4,693 fatal work injuries nationwide

And here’s one other interesting fact to consider if you’re an oil field worker. A 2013 article published by NPR drew a lot of attention to the fact that the fatality rate for gas and oil field workers is reportedly “eight times higher than the all-industry rate of 3.2 deaths for every 100,000 workers.”

If you have sustained serious injury in a car accident in Corpus Christi or the surrounding areas, our legal team is here to help. Contact the law office of Herrman & Herrman to speak with an experienced lawyer. Call 361-792-2358 to schedule a free consultation today!

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With over 100 years of combined experience among the legal team of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., our Texas personal attorneys have successfully resolved over 20,000 cases. When representing injured Texas residents, we fight for justice against wrongdoing and aggressively pursue the best resolution to complex personal injury claims. Start down the road to recovery by contacting us for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.