Texans love their cars. Many are big, fast, and can take on any terrain. But with all that power comes responsibility — and unfortunately, not all Texans are up to the task. In fact, Texas ranks among the states with the most car crashes each year. So when do Texans crash the most? The team at Wood Law Firm LLP breaks down the data.
The Most Common Time of Day for Car Accidents
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the most common time for accidents is between 9 and 10 p.m. The number of accidents during these hours most likely rises because drivers become increasingly fatigued as they drive longer distances and later into the night.
The Most Common Day for Car Accidents
That same report from the Texas Department of Transportation shows that Sunday is one of the most dangerous days for car accidents. In fact, this quiet day of rest is followed by Saturday and Friday, when more people are on the roads traveling to work and other destinations.
The Most Common Cause of Car Accidents in Texas is Distracted Driving, Followed by Speeding and Drunk Driving
The Texas Department of Transportation also notes that distracted driving is the most frequent cause of car accidents in the state. This type of unsafe driving typically involves activities that distract the driver from focusing on the road ahead, such as texting, daydreaming, and eating. Following it in prevalence are speeding and drunk driving, which are also hazardous practices that greatly increase the risk of collisions with other vehicles or property.
Were You or a Loved One Injured in a Car Accident?
When you're in an accident, it's important to understand your rights and options for pursuing compensation for any injuries or damages. The personal injury attorneys at Wood Law Firm LLP are well versed in the unique laws surrounding car accidents, such as how fault can be determined and how insurance companies operate in the state. With our experience and knowledge, we can help secure you a fair settlement and will fight on your behalf should you need to take legal action against those involved. Having a personal injury attorney on your side will go much further than taking matters into your own hands; it could be the deciding factor between just avoiding potential legal repercussions or getting just compensation for what happened.
Contact Wood Law Firm LLP to see how we can help with your case! (806) 304-0447