Car Accident Attorney

Did you know that:

  • 59 percent of traffic fatalities involve just one vehicle?
  • 21- to 24-year-olds have the highest fatality rate?
  • 16- to 20-year-olds have the highest injury rate?
  • 5- to 9-year-olds have the lowest fatality rate?
  • Children under five have the lowest injury rate?

Nationally, 2008 saw over 5.8 million car accidents. It was a relatively good year as far as fatal car accidents go. According to the NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 34,017 fatal crashes occurred in 2008, the lowest rate since 1961. However, that’s still over 34,000 lives lost in a single year. In Texas, between 1994 and 2007, over 50,000 people died as the result of car accidents in Texas, averaging 3,572 deaths per year.

But what about those who survived the carnage? In 2008, 2.35 million people were injured in car accidents. Car crashes are the leading cause of acquired disability in the United States. In addition to the human cost of car accidents, are the repair costs. The bulk of car crashes cause property damage only. In total, property damage costs over $164 billion each year.

Whether you’re faced with the loss of a loved one, suffering from injuries, or trying to figure out how to pay for repairs, contact a local Brownsville car accident attorney for a free consultation.