Accidents can happen any time and anywhere on the road. According to numbers from the Texas Department of Transportation, someone in the state was injured in a crash every 1 minute and 59 seconds in the year 2016; someone was killed in a collision every 2 hours and 20 minutes. When a loved one is harmed in an auto accident, the car accident lawyers at our firm can help.
Right now, we’d like to focus on car crashes in and around Grand Prairie, TX. This will help you recognize the potential for a collision in your neck of the woods, and provide information on how we can help your household with these kinds of incidents.
Grand Prairie Auto Accident Statistics
According to numbers compiled by the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 3,418 total crashes in 2016. This included 11 fatal collisions that led to 13 fatalities, and 89 collisions that resulted in 110 incapacitating injuries. There were 371 crashes that resulted in non-incapacitating injuries, and 2,132 collisions that resulted in no injuries whatsoever.
In the state of Texas as a whole, there were 3,773 auto accident fatalities in 2016. In the same year, 17,582 people sustained a serious injury as a result of an auto collision; a total of 265,076 people sustained some form of injury from their collision.
Highways and Interstates Serving Grand Prairie
The primary highways that rune through Grand Prairie are Interstate 20, Interstate 30, Pioneer Parkway, and State Highway 180. We mention these major roads since many auto accidents take place in urban areas on thoroughfares with multi-lane traffic.
With many people traveling in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex (the largest metropolitan area in the state), there is a high risk of injury on these major roadways leading into and out of Grand Prairie.
Potential Causes of Auto Accidents
Car accidents may be caused by a variety of actions on the road. This includes:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Texting while driving
- Poor weather
- Poor road conditions
- Vehicle or auto part malfunctions
How a Car Accident Can Change Your Life
Car accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries that can leave you paralyzed, missing a limb, or otherwise disabled in some manner. These kinds of catastrophic injuries can result in changes to your overall life and livelihood. The cost of medical care for these kinds of injuries can be sky high as well, leaving you in a great amount of debt.
Beyond injuries in accidents, catastrophic collisions can result in the loss of life as well. Losing a loved one in a car crash can be emotionally devastating, causing immense grief for the family and friends of the deceased.
How Our Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a major collision, our legal team will help you seek justice agains the negligent party. Damages can can be sought to cover medical bills, property damage, funerary expenses, and other losses associated with the collision. We will offer peace of mind as you and your family move forward.
Learn More About Your Legal Options
To learn more about your legal rights and options after a car accident has occurred, be sure to contact our team of auto collision injury lawyers. We at the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C. are here to provide expert legal counsel for you every step of the way.