Like personal injuries that can occur anywhere, injuries related to car accidents happen because drivers choose not to pay heed to traffic laws in place for a reason. That reason should be obvious to everyone: we all deserve to be safe, especially when we operate heavy machinery that can cause serious damage.
Houston Traffic Accidents By the Number
The greater Houston areas is a sprawling metropolitan area, growing and evolving by the day, and with this increasing complexity comes a high number of traffic accidents. In fact, did you know the number of traffic accidents in the area has grown by at least 7% since 2012? Here are a few Houston stats at a glance. In 2016,
- 713 died due to traffic accidents
- 20,025 were seriously injured after a crash
- 1,944 crashes involving pedestrians occurred
- 874 crashes involving bicycles occurred
The point is, Houston streets aren't getting that much safer, and it's important now more than ever to hold people accountable for their negligence on the road. In the wake of potentially catastrophic injuries such as disability, loss of bodily function, or even death, the best we can do is avidly seek out the damages that may or may not even come close to making things right again.