Motor vehicle accidents can happen on any road in Texas, but some are more dangerous than others. Traveling on these roads can increase your chances of a crash and sustaining injuries. The most hazardous stretches are on interstate highways, which often see more severe mishaps.
Where are the dangerous roads?
The deadliest stretch of road in Texas is on Interstate 10 from Exit 855A to Exit 849 in Beaumont. The next most dangerous is Interstate 35 from Exit 238B to Exit 244, followed by Exit 235B to Exit 229 on the same highway. Both are in Austin. Interstate 20 in Forest Hill, Arlington and Fort Worth from Exit 443 to Exit 439 is in fourth place.
In addition to determining the deadliest Texas roads, this MoneyGeek study also examined the causes behind motor vehicle accidents on these highways to determine how driving under the influence, distracted driving, speed and time of year contributed to fatal crashes. The study also determined the deadliest road in each Texas county.
Upon concluding the study, there were some interesting key findings. Speeding contributed to 31.3% of accidents, making it the highest contributing factor. Drunk driving represented the second highest factor at 24.3%. The most fatal accidents occurred in October, followed by November and December. Harris County had the most deadly crashes, particularly on Interstate 45.
Negligence causes most deadly accidents
Extensive accidents can cause catastrophic injuries for passengers who don’t die. When these mishaps occur, the personal injuries that victims suffer can take months or even years to resolve. Sometimes, victims sustain injuries that leave them temporarily or permanently disabled. In catastrophic cases, insurance payments often aren’t enough to cover expenses resulting from the accidents. In addition, insurance companies often try to lowball payments, hoping victims will settle quickly.
If you or a loved one have suffered catastrophic injuries on a dangerous highway or anywhere else in Texas, you may be able to file a compensation claim. You can use the money to pay for medical and living costs, lost wages and more. You may also file a lawsuit on behalf of someone who has died.