An Update from Our Firm about COVID-19

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner remains fully operational and committed to serving our clients and colleagues throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As we follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing, we remain available for phone consultations and scheduled in-person meetings with both current and prospective clients and colleagues. Please contact our office by email or by calling 713-222-7211 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

19 Straight Years Of Daily Road Deaths In Texas

6,939 days. 6,939 deaths.

Nervous-driver-driving-car-woman.jpg

Thursday, November 7, 2019 marked 19 years of daily deaths on Texas roadways. In other words, there have been no deathless days on Texas roads for over 19 years.

This is not a surprising statistic, but it is a sobering one. Every Texan should be concerned with the fact that fatalities on the roadways are now a normal part of daily life. This is unacceptable. 

What Actions Are State Officials Taking To Reduce Motor Vehicle Deaths?

Texas officials are trying to raise awareness of the dangers on roadways. However, their efforts are only as good as the support of local drivers to effectuate a real change. The Texas Department of Transportation has undertaken new initiative to eliminate deaths due to motor vehicles by 2050. One approach is TX Dot's hashtag campaign, which featuring #EndTheStreakTX to create awareness for this project.

It's clear from this 19-year streak that the problem of road safety needs to be prioritized from a legislative perspective. Celia Israel, a Texas State Representative, says that while many bills to improve traffic safety exist, few of these bills ever make it "to the floor" to be voted on by elected officials. Representative Israel recently backed two bills aimed at protecting those on Texas roadways. One bill attempted to reduce speed limits in residential areas. Another proposed bill would have required drivers to fully stop-as opposed to yield-for pedestrians. Despite diligent efforts, these two bills did not become laws.

What Can You Do?

Law enforcement officials plead with the public to stop the three common behaviors that cause the most deaths:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving

Families of the 67,000 individuals killed on Texas roadways since November of 2000 have formed the advocacy group Central Texas Families For Safe Streets. This group is a resource for individuals and families who have been affected through the loss and suffering from traffic violence involving a motor vehicle. Their mission is to promote alternative and safe transportation options by the implementation of new policies and legislation. With the efforts of this group, perhaps Texas will see its first day without a death on its roadways in almost two decades.

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is committed to improving Texas highway safety. If you have been injured in an accident on Texas roads, our team can help. Call 713-396-3964 to speak to a lawyer.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $50+ Million Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

  • $50+ Million Plant Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Worksite Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $48 Million Catastrophic Burns

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $48 million.

Our Record Of Success

When you are hurt and you choose a law firm to represent you in court or at the negotiation table, you need to carefully consider the firm's record.

Read More Success Stories

Let Us Help You Request a Free Consultation Today

Get Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to top