Whenever we get in the car to go to work, get groceries, or just to get out of the house, the last thing we expect is to be in an accident. Unfortunately, car accidents are far too common, especially in Texas. Last year, the Texas Department of Transportation estimated that the economic losses caused by crashes were over $38 billion. In Bexar County alone, there are thousands of accidents every year. But what causes all of these crashes?
According to the annual report done by the TxDOT, there are a lot of contributing factors that lead to crashes. We created a list of the top contributing factors, that cause crashes statewide. Being aware of what is causing other drivers to crash could help you avoid being in an accident yourself.
Top Crash Contributing Factors in Texas
Failing to Control Speed- 138,269 Crashes
Failing to Yield- 90,117 Crashes
Driver Inattention- 84,835 Crashes
Changing Lanes when it’s unsafe- 37,766 Crashes
Failing to Drive in Single Lane- 37,719 Crashes
Speeding- 25,713 Crashes
Following Too Closely- 24,146 Crashes
Ignoring Traffic Signals- 19,978 Crashes
Under The Influence of Drugs or Alcohol- 17,403 Crashes
Injured by a Someone’s Negligence? Contact The Law Giant
At Begum Law Group, we understand how traumatic events like this can be. That’s why we are committed to helping victims recover compensation through personal injury lawsuits. If you have been injured and negligence may have caused the injury, you should promptly talk to an attorney with experience in personal injury and negligence cases. Your lawyer will know what your rights are under the law. You may be entitled to compensation. contact our firm today at (866) 523-4167 to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.