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Common Types of Car Accidents In Texas

Since 2020, motor vehicle crashes in Texas have been on the rise. According to crash data from the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2020, the death toll of fatal motor vehicle crashes was 3,896; this was a 7.54% increase since 2019. If you've ever been in a car accident, you know how traumatic it can be.

Not only are there the physical injuries to deal with, but there's also the emotional stress and financial burden of dealing with the aftermath. With more vehicles on the road than ever, Texans are faced with an increased risk of being involved in a crash and sustaining severe injuries. No one ever anticipates being involved in a crash; however, it's vital to take appropriate safety precautions and do everything in your power to avoid these severe collisions.

Rear-End Collisions

One of the most common types of car accidents is a rear-end collision. This happens when one car hits the back of another, and it can often be caused by a distracted driver at a stoplight, adverse weather conditions, or following too closely in traffic. Rear-end collisions can result in various injuries, including whiplash, neck pain, back pain, and headaches.

T-Bone Accidents

T-bone collision, also known as "side-impact crashes,"occurs when the side of one car crashes into the side of another. T-bone collisions usually happen at intersections located in highly congested areas.

In fact, In 2020, there were 865 people killed in crashes related to an intersection in Texas. Side-impact collisions can be hazardous because they often result in serious injuries such as neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Head-On Collisions

Another common accident is a head-on collision, also referred to as a "frontal crash"—This is one of the most dangerous and devastating types of crashes. In 2020, 538 people lost their lives in head-on collisions in Texas.

This type of crash usually occurs when a vehicle is driving at high speed, resulting in two cars smashing into one another, often resulting in serious injuries or even death. The main culprits of these deadly crashes are often driver negligence and driving while impaired.

In 2020, 1 reportable crash occurred every 1 minute 7 seconds on Texas roads. Although we can't predict the behaviors of other drivers, we all have a responsibility to make Texas roads safer by following safe driving practices.

Contact San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers

We understand the traumatic impact a car accident can have on your life. At The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC we are prepared to help advise and represent you to help you secure the fair and just compensation you are owed.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, take the first step by calling us at {F:P:Site:Phone}.