According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), there were 4,496 fatalities on Texas roadways in 2022. That’s about 100 more deaths than the next state, California, a state with approximately 10,000,000 more inhabitants than Texas. A recent publication from the Texas Department of Transportation’s #EndTheStreakTx campaign states that the last day without a fatality on Texas roadways was November 7, 2000.
One would think that such a staggeringly high fatality rate was due to Texas’ large amount of major cities, chiefly, Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. However, more than 51% of 2022 roadway fatalities in Texas were in rural areas. This was in part due to the lack of dedicated trauma centers in rural Texas. This is a subject of great concern in Texas.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on a Texas roadway, call the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 and 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.