Our Law Firm Knows Car Accidents
Harris County, Texas has 4.3 million residents, while the Houston metro area has approximately 6.3 million. This definitely explains why the Houston metro area has approximately 200 auto accidents each day, or roughly 73,000 car crashes a year. There are many types of vehicle accidents, the most common being: rear-ended, T-bone or broad-sided, head-on, and side-swiped.
Car Accident Statistics in Texas in 2021
Texas is among the top five US states with the highest number of traffic collisions, with over 500,000 incidents reported every year.
According to statistics by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there was at least one reportable car accident every 57 seconds in Texas. In these incidents, one person was injured every two minutes and 11 seconds while one person was killed in every two hours in 2021.
Here are the traffic collision statistics for the year 2021 as reported by the Texas Department of Transportation.
- 239,709 people were injured in car accidents in Texas.
- 15,769 major injury traffic collisions occurred leaving 19,456 people with serious injuries.
- 4,479 people were killed. This was a 15.43% increase from 2020 when 3,896 people were killed.
- 1547 people died in single-vehicle crashes
- 1,040 people were killed in intersection-related accidents
- 611 people died in head-on collisions.
- 1,141 people died in DUI-related crashes. This is 25.37% of all car accident fatalities in 2021.
- Distracted driving accounted for 436 deaths, an 18.6% increase from 2020.
- 826 pedestrians were killed
- 522 motorcyclists (both operators and passengers) were killed. 45% of these riders were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
- Pedalcyclist fatalities were 90.
From the above statistics, no single day passed without a person being killed on Texas roads. Friday, October 22, was the deadliest day in 2021 with 27 people dying in traffic collisions. August was the deadliest month with 418 people sustaining fatal injuries.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
While there are many causes of car accidents, the most common reasons of driver negligence are identified as follows: driver inattention; speeding; texting and driving; cell phone use; fatigue; failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive; running a red light; and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Again, these are just the most common reasons. Since every case is different, we urge you call one of our injury lawyers so we can discuss the facts of your case.
Reasons to Call the Houston Car Accident Attorneys at Joel A. Gordon & Associates
Having represented victims of auto accidents in Texas for more than 21 years, we know what questions or concerns you may have, and we know how to obtain compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Whether your accident was investigated by the Houston Police, Sheriff, Constable, or State Troopers, our law firm will obtain the accident report, contact the at-fault party’s insurance, and open a claim for your damages. In addition to obtaining the crash report and creating a claim, our car accident attorney in Houston will also secure accident photos, interview any witnesses, and consult with an expert accident re-constructionist as necessary.
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What if the police did not investigate or did not complete a report? Don’t worry. Our law office has successfully represented many clients involved in car accidents when a police report was not filed. But it is important that you contact us right away, because time is not on your side. By allowing our personal injury attorneys to establish and build your case, you can then focus on your medical care and recovery. Our relationships with medical doctors, imaging facilities, physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, dentists, and plastic surgeons allow us to assist you in finding medical care convenient to your location. Of equal importance, our office can also arrange for medical care without having to use health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, and without your having to pay any up-front money.
We Have the Answers to Your Urgent Questions
The two most common questions we receive are: “ What is my case worth? ” and, “How long does the process take?” Answers on the value of your case can be seen here. As for the length of time, that in large part depends upon the severity of your injuries and length of your medical care. Cases involving soft tissue injuries like whiplash, for example, tend to wrap up sooner than cases involving surgery, paralysis, amputation , and other injuries causing permanent disability.
After completing your medical care, our attorneys will then obtain all of your medical bills and records for presentation to the insurance company with a demand that contains a list of your damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In most instances, after a series of negotiations with the insurance adjuster, your case will settle. However, in those cases where settlement cannot be reached, then a lawsuit can be filed in the court system, taking your case to a different level.
What Can You Expect to Happen?
While most automobile accident cases settle without ever having to file a lawsuit, there are those cases where a lawsuit may need to be filed immediately to secure evidence or because of the serious nature of the injuries involved. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, you can feel confident that the Houston law firm of Joel A. Gordon & Associates understands what it takes to make your car accident case successful.
Don’t Delay! Call Us Now Before Time Runs Out!
Having represented hundreds of clients in such cases during our long history, we assure you that your case will be a top priority in our office. We encourage you to call our office now for your Free Consultation where a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Houston will review the facts of your case, explain your rights, and discuss with you what you can expect for your personal injury claim.
If someone close to you lost their life during this accident, our firm will help you navigate through your grief and financial problems with guidance about pursuing and filing, if necessary, a wrongful death claim.
In either instance, you can be certain that the lawyers at Joel A. Gordon & Associates will have your best interests at heart for the duration of your case.
Our Houston Car Accident Lawyer are ready for you. Call 281-943-5555 right now.
I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. Joel Gordon and his staff were very professional and thorough. Mr. Gordon was always available to answer any questions I had throughout the case and when he was unavailable he returned calls very quickly. I also got great medical attention without having to worry about making upfront payments. I definitely recommend Joel A. Gordon & Associates to anyone who needs his services. Great attorney and staff!
In December 2012 I was in a very bad accident. My mother’s car was totaled and I did not have a lawyer at the time. After the accident I was referred to a lawyer by a friend and the process was very slow and not professional. I dropped that lawyer and hired Mr. Gordon. Mr. Gordon helped my mother get paid for her car and helped close my injury case. The overall experience with Mr. Gordon and his firm was very professional. Everything in my case moved quickly and in an orderly manner.
As populated as our city is..accidents, sometimes are inevitable. It’s during those times, when you need someone you can trust the most. Therefore, for the past 10+ years and the few accidents my family and I have been involved in, we all go to Mr. Joel Gordon. Not only is he professional, but also friendly and compassionate towards your situation and guides with the heart, not the #’s (un-like some out there).?
I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. Joel Gordon was never hard to reach and always had an answer to any question. He did a good job at keeping you updated with anything that went on. He goes out of his way to make sure his client is satisfied. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has been in an accident.
I am very very pleased with the prompt professional service I received from Mr Gordon recently after being hit by another driver while stopped at a red light. The other driver’s company was stalling and not doing much of anything to get matters settled with my car or health issues, but within 24 hours of calling Mr. Gordon, he got my vehicle settlement for me and made arrangements for me to start getting treatments for my neck and shoulder injuries.