Austin Car Accident Attorney

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.

Why Choose the Bonilla Law Firm?

  • Our highly experienced and well-informed attorneys strategically and efficiently help achieve the goals of our clients.
  • We form long-term relationships with our clients and colleagues by being trustworthy, transparent, and fair.
  • We work effectively in search of the most optimal means of obtaining the best possible results.
  • We never charge upfront fees, only if and when we win your case, do we get paid.

 Facts & Causes of Car Accidents in Austin

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
Distracted Driving 294 89,037
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
Unsafe Speed 437 23,793
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 771 16,955

 

Four Worst Intersections in Austin

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:

  1. Butler Rd & Lamar Blvd — 69 crashes
  2. Riverside Dr & S Pleasant Valley Rd — 68 crashes
  3. Lamar Blvd & Parmer Ln — 56 crashes
  4. Riverside Dr & Willow Creek Dr — 51 crashes 

When You Need an Austin Car Accident Attorney

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:

  • Obtaining police reports/statements
  • Speaking to and working with insurance adjusters
  • Collecting and analyzing medical records
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Collecting factual information from the other parties involved
  • Hiring experts to aid in reconstructing the accident
  • Negotiating a settlement

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.

How Bonilla Law Firm PLLC Can Help

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.