Texas Traffic Accident Statistics: Serious Injuries and Death
In 2010, the most recent year we have statistics for, Texas traffic accident fatalities were down by 2.77% from 2009, and about 20% from 2003 when there were 3,822 recorded deaths. Austin crashes claimed 48 lives in 2010, representing more than half of Travis County’s 82 traffic fatalities. If you have been injured in an auto accident in Austin, Texas, or lost a loved one in a tragic crash, please talk to our Austin injury attorney right away.
Defining Fatal Accidents
The numbers can be misleading if you do not know how the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) defines a fatal accident. If someone you love died from their injuries six months after a car accident, you probably consider it a fatal accident. TxDOT draws the line at thirty days from the date of the accident. The real number of Texas traffic accident victims who have died from their injuries may be much higher than the statistics reflect.
Serious injuries, for TxDOT purposes, include both incapacitating and non-incapacitating injuries. Someone who dies from their injuries 31 days or more after the day of the accident, will fall under the category of seriously injured.
Fatal crash injuries went down in 2010, but serious injuries increased by about 3% over 2009. In 2010, there were 59,660 serious injury accidents in Texas, resulting in 82,685 serious injury victims. Of those, 4,311 were injured in Austin.
Click on this link to see the types of compensatory damages you can recover for your serious injuries. Types of Compensatory Damages.
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