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When Crashes Lead to Injury

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When Crashes Lead to Injury

  1. 1. When Crashes Lead to Injury Looking at different types of accidents and the injuries they cause. www.terrybryant.com
  2. 2. An Everyday Occurrence Texans rely heavily on our vehicles to get us where we’re going. There are more miles of road in Texas than in any other state, a fact that highlights just how much we depend on cars and trucks for transportation. Unfortunately, we also experience many crashes. A crash is reported once every minute in Texas. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  3. 3. Accidents Happen - Often Nearly a quarter of a million people were injured in Texas vehicle crashes in 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available. These crashes come in many forms and have many different causes. The consequences of a vehicle crash also vary from one accident to another. Let’s first look at the common causes of Texas motor vehicle accidents. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  4. 4. Crash Statistics in Texas The following statistics are pulled from the Texas Department of Transportation from 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available.  A person is killed in a Texas vehicle crash every 2 hours and 29 minutes.  Someone is injured in a crash in Texas every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.  960 people lost their lives in crashes involving a drunk driver.  476 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver.  TxDOT listed the top contributing factors to Texas vehicle crashes as: 1. failure to control speed (136,383 crashes); 2. driver inattention (94,876 crashes); and 3. failure to drive in a single lane (36,238 crashes). Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  5. 5. Causes of Texas Crashes  Aggressive driving (such as speeding or following another vehicle too closely)  Distracted driving  Drowsy driving  Drunk driving  Failure to adhere to traffic signs and signals  Failure to use turn signal before turning or shifting lanes Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  6. 6. A Common Theme Emerges When you look at the causes of most crashes, you may have noticed that they have something in common. In the legal field, negligence is the failure to take a reasonable amount of care. In the context of vehicle crashes, that means that a driver was careless, reckless, or operating their vehicle without concern for their fellow motorists. Over 90% of vehicle accidents are caused by human error. Most of those errors can be classified as negligence. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  7. 7. Types of Vehicle Crashes There are also many different crash types. Crash types depend on the point of impact. Here are a few examples:  Rear-end collisions  Front-end collisions  Side-impact collisions  Rollover crashes Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  8. 8. Where Accidents Occur The severity of a crash might also depend on where it takes place. For example, crashes on interstates are often more severe than those on city streets, simply because vehicles on interstates are traveling at much greater speeds. Crashes can happen at or on:  City streets  Highways  Intersections  Interstates  Parking lots  Work zones Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  9. 9. Injuries in Texas Vehicle Crashes In 2015, 246,335 people were injured in Texas vehicle crashes. Those injuries ranged from mild sprains or fractures to incredibly serious, debilitating injuries, or even death. Some of the most severe injuries suffered in vehicle accidents include:  Amputation or loss of limbs  Brain injuries  Burns  Internal damage  Spinal cord injuries, often leading to paralysis  Wrongful Death Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  10. 10. Real-Life Crash Consequences Injuries in vehicle accidents can be extremely painful, but the consequences of a serious injury go much further. An injured person faces large medical bills. They often miss work or lose income because of their physical or mental limitations. An injured victim might even be unable to perform daily personal tasks without assistance. These consequences can have a cumulative effect on a victim’s life, meaning that one single injury can have ripple effects that drastically lowers their quality of life. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  11. 11. What Options Do Crash Victims Have? Our legal system provides a way for people injured in car accidents to get compensation for their injuries, especially when cause by another's negligence. By filing a personal injury claim, a victim can seek payment for all the costs and harm they’ve suffered. When a crash is fatal, a victim’s family can file a wrongful death claim to receive compensation for the loss of their loved one. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000
  12. 12. If You or a Loved One is the Victim of a Negligent Driver... Call Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law to learn more about your legal options. Terry Bryant is a Board Certified attorney and a former judge, which means that he provides clients with exceptional legal representation to ensure they get maximum compensation for the damages they’ve suffered. To schedule a free consultation with our firm, contact us today by filling out our online contact form or giving us a call at 1 (800) 444-5000 or locally in the Houston area at (713) 973-8888. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 1 (800) 444-5000 © Copyright 2017

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