In 2016, there were 3,400 fatal crashes on Texas highways and 175,000 injury accidents.
Fatalities caused by drivers in traffic collisions, crashes, and other incidents have risen to a rate not seen in fifty years. Estimates from the National Safety Council reveal deadly crashes rose by nearly eight percent in 2015, claiming the lives of roughly 38,000 people. However, many groups, which include federal officials and state and local leaders, do not want these incidents referred to as "accidents" anymore. These groups feel the word trivializes the most common cause of traffic collisions: human error.
Car accidents are a frequent occurrence in and around the Houston area. Approximately one and every four people will be in a car accident in their lifetime. It is important to know what to do if you are involved in a car accident.