Which Holiday Periods Are The Most Dangerous for Texas Drivers?
Holidays are a time to relax, let loose and enjoy yourself. However, excessive celebration and poor decisions by revelers often make holidays and holiday weekends a dangerous time to be on the road. Since 2010, 1,330 people have been killed in Texas motor vehicle collisions during the Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving,… read moreRead More
Weather Conditions in Texas Motor Vehicle Collisions
In 2015, there were nearly 520,000 motor vehicle collisions recorded in the state of Texas, 3,138 of them resulting in at least one fatality. While there are countless factors involved in each and every collision, weather conditions are a significant factor. Naturally, the majority of collisions occur in favorable weather conditions, clear or cloudy skies…. read moreRead More
DUI Crashes in Texas
How many DUI related crashes are there in Texas every year? How many people are killed in drinking and driving accidents throughout the state? Unfortunately, the answer is way too many. According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2015, there were 10,009 DUI involved crashes statewide. Of those, 861 were fatal crashes… read moreRead More
Fatal Accidents in Texas by Type of Vehicle
Which vehicles are most commonly involved in fatal accidents in Texas? The chart above shows the total number of fatality crashes in rural, urban and statewide. The table below provides the actual totals. A total 518,577 automobile accidents took place in the state of Texas in 2015, resulting in 246,335 injuries and over 40,000 deaths…. read moreRead More
Most Common Causes of Texas Motor Vehicle Crashes
Every year in Texas, thousands of people are injured or killed as the result of motor vehicle accidents. What are the most common causes of car crashes? The chart above shows the top 10 causes of accidents. It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that speeding is the number 1 cause of accidents throughout… read moreRead More
What Day of the Week is Most Dangerous to Drive in Texas?
Which day of the week in Texas do most fatal accidents occur on? We looked at data from the Texas Department of Transportation to find out. According to 2015 data, Saturday led the way with 571 fatal car crashes, followed by Sunday with 558 total fatalities. Monday was third with 477 fatal accidents. In analyzing… read moreRead More
What Drivers in Texas are the Most Dangerous?
What drivers are in Texas are the most dangerous on the roads? That’s not an easy question to answer but one of the things to consider of is the age of the drivers involved in fatal accidents. Data shows that young drivers and old drivers are usually the most dangerous on our roads. According to… read moreRead More
Austin Pedestrian Accidents from 2012-2015
It’s no secret that accidents involving pedestrians and motor vehicles often lead to serious injury and even fatalities. While many motor vehicle accidents result in property damage only, when it comes to automobiles vs pedestrians, serious injury is much more likely to occur. The city of Austin itself has had 1,672 pedestrian accidents from 2012-2015 according to… read moreRead More
What Should You Do Before Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident?
If you are in a car accident caused by no fault of your own, and the damage to your own car was not bad or barely noticeable, you may be wondering: do I have to stay for the police and/or tell my insurance about the incident? At some point you can, yes, but many things… read moreRead More
What to do if you are bitten by someone’s dog? Who’s liable?
There were five fatal dog bite attacks in Texas in 2015, the most of any state in the country. Hundreds more dog bites caused injury to the victims. In the event that you, or someone you know is bitten by a dog badly enough to require medical attention, it’s important to know what to do… read moreRead More