The thought of a loved one being killed by a drunk driver is harrowing and devastating. Yet data from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration shows that a person is killed in a drunk driving accident every 52 minutes, on average.
A personal injury can leave you with minor to severe injuries, as well as a feeling of overwhelming uncertainty. Fortunately, Texas's personal injury laws are designed to compensate victims of negligent accidents for their injuries, damages, or losses suffered.
When you suffer injuries in an accident, it can be overwhelming to deal with mounting medical bills, especially if your injury prevents you from working and earning an income. The process could be even more frustrating if the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence.
According to the most recent statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services, about 50 to 129 million non-elderly Americans have some type of pre-existing medical condition. When involved in a negligent accident, your pre-existing medical conditions might have a substantial impact on the amount of damages you may recover.
People who get injured on someone else’s property wonder if they can sue the owner of the property. If the injury occurred on private commercial property, the injured party might be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the business.
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) reports a drop in work-related fatalities from 20 in 2019 to 14 in 2020, but some of that was due to reduced work hours because of the pandemic. Companies belonging to the IOGP reported 15,631 work days lost through injuries.
According to the most recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were about 737,100 hit-and-run traffic crashes in the United States in 2015. Being involved in an accident can be a difficult experience.
The global pandemic resulted in fewer vehicles on Texas roadways in 2020. One likely attributable result was that accidents involving motorcycles decreased by 2%. Fatalities, however, rose by 17% over 2019. Unprotected by steel enclosures, motorcycle riders face unfavorable odds when they are involved in a crash.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 414 fatalities involving semi-trucks or tractor-trailers statewide in 2020. Nationwide, the insurance tracking company PolicyAdvice reports a startling statistic that 74% of all passenger vehicle deaths involve collisions with trucks. Thousands more are injured each year and are left wondering who's at fault?