In 2012 there were 3,398 deaths that resulted from all traffic accidents across the state of Texas. Of those deaths:
- 2,224 involved individuals in passenger vehicles
- 1,296 resulted from drunk drivers
- 1,247 resulted from speeding
- 478 were pedestrian deaths
Traffic deaths in Harris County accounted for 11% of all deaths statewide, almost double the percentage of Dallas County, and the second highest on the statewide list.
Car accidents may be the result of any number of factors, including:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Texting while driving
- Truck driver violations
- Mechanical issues
Regardless of the cause, the injuries sustained in a car accident can have long-lasting impact. Anyone who has been involved in an accident should speak with The Woodlands personal injury attorneys at our firm immediately for help.
Impact of Houston Car Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2010, car accidents across the country cost almost $1 trillion in loss of productivity and loss of life.
If you are without health insurance, the medical bills can be crippling. Even if you do have health insurance, it only covers the cost of your medical bills. It does not cover any other costs associated with your injuries, including:
- Loss of income for you or your caretaker spouse
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
For these victims, physical recovery from their injuries doesn’t end when they are discharged from the hospital. Instead, they face years of painful rehabilitation or debilitating pain that can only be managed, not eliminated.
How The Woodlands Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a Houston car accident or has sustained injury due to another’s negligence, the Houston car accident lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm are ready to help. For almost three decades we have focused solely on serious personal injury cases, giving The Woodlands personal injury lawyers a depth of experience that has garnered us superior ratings from many of the top attorney ranking systems. We represent only the most serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and limit the number we accept to ensure we can offer each client highly personalized service and our undivided attention. This philosophy has allowed us to recover maximum compensation for our clients, which allows them to focus on their recovery, and not how they are going to pay the bills.
 Traffic Safety Performance (Core Outcome) Measures for Texas, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2012