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Fatal Car Accident Statistics in Texas


It is truly shocking how many car accidents happen in Texas every single day. Part of the reason is that we have so many miles of roadway. Another part is the number of drivers on our highways. And finally, Texas drivers are not well known for being overly cautious.

Car accident lawyers see the results of these statistics daily.

Texas fatal car wreck statistics


One of the most alarming statistics in Texas is that 26% of the total number of people killed in a car accident involved a driver under the influence. Drunk driving lead to over 940 people died in Texas in one year alone.


Motorcycle accidents accounted for 418 deaths in Texas in one year.


Over 700 people were killed in accidents at an intersection.


Over one-half of all the fatal car accidents that happened in Texas happened in rural areas.


There were over 12,000 serious injury car accidents in Texas in one year. With almost 15,000 people being severely injured.


If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, call a wrongful death attorney in Houston to discuss your next steps.



Greg Baumgartner

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Greg Baumgartner has practiced personal injury law since 1984. He holds not one but two law degrees and is a graduate of Trial Lawyers College. He is licensed in Texas and Colorado. Mr. Baumgartner has earned a reputation for exemplary results for his clients. And has been preeminent rated for decades and recognized by Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Expertise, Newsweek, Houstonia magazine, and many others. He has given educational talks to lawyers and many media interviews regarding personal injury cases.