The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has statistics for car accidents in the state, and it is quite alarming. The state has one crash every 61 seconds, and these numbers aren't just general statistics. They represent real people - and they are often the victims of unnecessary driver behavior. Here are some of the most common types of Texas car accidents and how they are caused. Read on to find out how to avoid becoming a victim.
No-contact car accidents are not the same as car accidents that result in injury. These accidents can happen when a car swerves into someone else's lane, hits another vehicle, or is in any other way at fault for an accident. In such situations, it is vital that you get witness statements. Without witness statements, the insurance company may refuse to accept your claim. Fortunately, Texas's comparative fault laws allow you to recover compensation if you are partially or fully at fault for the accident.
The most common car accident type is a head-on collision. In a head-on collision, the front ends of two vehicles crash into each other. These types of collisions almost always result in severe injuries, and many of them are fatal. At-fault drivers are most likely to be driving the wrong way or driving under the influence. The driver who hit the car often was distracted, so their reaction time was slower than they should have been.
In cases where the other driver is partially to blame, a jury may decide that the plaintiff was not speeding. In this case, the victim would only be entitled to 60 percent of the total compensation if the other driver was at fault. If the other driver was 50 percent at fault, however, the plaintiff may not be able to recover damages for her injuries. However, in the case of a multiple-car collision, a jury may decide that more than one driver is at fault, and a less at-fault driver may be eligible to collect compensation from the other driver.
While most of these car crashes were fatal, it is worth noting that the majority of victims of these crashes were not wearing seat belts. According to data, one teen was killed or severely injured in a motorcycling accident in Texas every two hours. In addition, motorcycle crashes are significantly more dangerous than car collisions. As a result, motorcycle crashes are more likely to be fatal. Therefore, it's important to ensure that you and your family are safe.
In addition to a crash, you should consult a doctor immediately. If the injuries are severe, they may require urgent medical attention. These injuries may affect the organs of the body, or they could result in life-threatening conditions. Broken bones are a common result of car accidents. While they may appear in a short time, they may require extensive medical treatment, including surgery. A doctor's assessment can determine the extent of your injuries and help you decide on the next steps.