Texas Accident Facts


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Texas Accident Facts

I have recently opened a personal injury lawyer office in Austin.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the types of vehicle accident injury litigation provided by plaintiff attorneys – consider the following information.

 

*In a recent year there were nearly thirty-five hundred people killed on Texas roadways. Financially, this translates to over twenty billion dollars in costs that includes everything from medical expenses for short and long term medical care, property damage and other things including punitive damages in the recovery of wrongful death.

 

*In this state the yardstick by which wrongful acts can be compared is known as a modified comparative negligence which essentially states that a person can only seek recompense if they are less than fifty percent responsible for the accident.

 

*At the same time there is an average of five hundred motorcycle accident deaths each year in Texas as well. The causes are almost too numerous to list but the more common reasons include speeding, reckless and drunk driving.

 

*Certainly semis and other commercial trucks are a factor in Texas roadway accidents that result in injury and/or death. Some studies place the percent of collisions that involve at least one truck at over ten percent.

 

*Finally, our proximity to the Mexican border and the free crossing of persons into the U.S. that may not be familiar with the rules and regulations specific to driving in this country is yet another source of increased accident figures.

 

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