Car accidents are an unfortunate part of everyday life for thousands of Americans. Around 4.57 million people were injured seriously in car accidents last year and required medical attention, according to the National Safety Council. More than 40,000 lives were claimed in crashes.
A serious injury after a car accident can affect your life in more ways than you may initially realize, including your personal life and career. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured at the fault of another, contact the Bonilla Law Firm. We have over 30 years of experience successfully recovering compensation for our clients. Call to schedule a free case evaluation today.
Since the year 2000, there has not been a single day where someone has not died on a Texas road. Last year, one person was killed every 2 hours and 21 minutes, one person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds and one reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds, according to traffic crash statistics given by the Texas Department of Transportation (Texas DoT). A total of 254,853 people were injured in traffic accidents and 3,721 of those were fatally wounded.
Here are the leading causes of accidents in Texas throughout 2017:
|Contributing Factor||Fatal Crashes||Total Crashes|
|Failing to Control Speed||500||139,131|
|Failing to Yield||328||92,563|
|Failing to Drive in a Single Lane||605||37,488|
|Changed Lane when Unsafe||55||37,439|
|Disregarding Traffic Signs/Signals||195||35,240|
|Following Too Closely||16||24,963|
|Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs||771||16,955|
Although accidents occur all throughout the city of Austin, there are intersections that are more accident prone than others. According to data collected by Texas DoT from 2012-2015, the following four intersections are the most dangerous in Austin:
When you have been injured in a car accident, hiring an attorney can be invaluable. Injuries not only cause physical pain but financial strain as well. Freely consulting with an experienced attorney regarding your case and legal options will help you make a well-informed decision on how to move forward. Working with a car accident attorney will free you from:
Insurance carriers have teams of lawyers and adjusters who are looking out for their own best interests and will begin evaluating your injury claim and as soon as they are notified. Retaining legal counsel immediately after you are injured is essential for recovering the compensation you are owed.
The Bonilla Law Firm PLLC has decades of experience in protecting the rights of car accident victims. We have the resources to stand toe-to-toe with any insurance carrier or corporation. Our attorneys have the necessary skills and dedication to fight to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your losses. Contact us for a free consultation today.