McAllen Car Accident Attorney
Texas Car Crash Statistics
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that there were 2,161 motor vehicle accidents in McAllen in 2011. These accidents took the lives of 8 people and injured 2,384 more. While some of these accidents can only be attributed to chance, bad weather or other circumstances, a large percentage of them were directly caused by some type of carelessness or recklessness on the part of one of the drivers. For example, the most recent TxDOT statistics reveal that fully one-quarter of all traffic collisions statewide were caused by drivers who were texting on their cell phones or who were otherwise distracted. Drunk driving accidents are also common. Based on the fact that 40 percent of all traffic deaths in this state occur in alcohol-related collisions, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranks Texas as fourth in the nation as one of the worst states for drinking and driving.
If you believe that the car accident which caused your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one should have been prevented, contact a
McAllen personal injury attorney at our firm now for a free consultation to find out whether you have a case. The lawyers of Guerra & Farah, PLLC have nearly three decades of experience, and we have a long history of results which includes millions of dollars recovered for our clients. We can investigate the police accident reports, witness statements and any other evidence which may be available, as well as potentially hiring accident recreation specialists to testify in the case and help prove your claim for damages.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Some people are able to walk away from a car accident without suffering serious injuries of any type, but many are not so fortunate. Motor vehicle collisions are reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being the cause of 17.3 percent of all cases of traumatic brain injury, as well as 46 percent of all spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia and quadriplegia. According to the TxDOT statistics, nearly a quarter of all the car accidents in McAllen resulted in serious injuries, as opposed to minor bruises or cuts. Even whiplash, which is relatively minor in comparison, will still often leave the victim suffering severe headaches and chronic neck pain and restricted range of motion for years or even a lifetime. Don't let the negligent driver escape liability for causing your injuries or the death of a loved one - fill out our free case evaluation form now so that we can begin working on a strategy for recovering the compensation you deserve!