For the past 10 years, the website Car Insurance Comparison has analyzed vehicle accident data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association CrashStats and Fatality Analysis Reporting System. They use that data to come up with their Worst Driver ranking each year.
2022 is not looking good for Texas. We’re tied for #1 (with New Mexico) for worst drivers. Texas was particularly bad for careless driving and speeding. In our state, 30.7% of fatal car accidents involved speeding. That adds up to a lot of heartaches for families of loved ones lost to a car or truck crash.
Texas also had the highest percentage of fatal vehicle crashes involving a driver with an invalid driver’s license (19.1%), and the highest number of alcohol-related fatal crashes (79.56%).
Texas didn’t always rate this bad but it’s been climbing in the “worst driver” ratings for the past several years.
The pandemic increased accident and fatality rates nationwide. In 2020, fatal car accidents increased 7% across Texas. And according to an article in The Mercury, police in Richardson said the increase in fatalities continued in 2021, as well as a 20% increase in injuries in vehicle crashes.
Waterview was the site of many car accidents in Richardson. In Plano, some of the worst intersections for car accidents are Custer Road and W Parker Road, and Dallas Parkway and West Parker Road. In fact, in 2019 there were more than 100 car accidents along Dallas Parkway.
But that wasn’t the most dangerous road in Plano. That same year saw almost 130 car and truck crashes along Colt Road.
If you’ve been injured by a careless driver, a drunk driver, or a speeding driver, talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as you can after the accident. A family member can also make the call if the injured person cannot do so themselves.
Proving fault in a car accident or truck accident may require some investigation. Yes, the police do some investigation at the site of the accident when they arrive, but so will a personal injury law firm. Sometimes we seek the help of an accident investigator or an accident reconstructionist if that’s what it takes to prove who caused the accident and why the injured person should get compensated.
The Fell Law Firm represents injured people and the family of those who have died in a car or truck crash in the Dallas-Richardson-Plano area. Mr. Fell can review your situation and can advise you on the next steps to take to ensure you get full and fair compensation. Call 972-450-1418 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.