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Car accidents in Garland are the leading cause of injury and death for residents
Everyone knows that car crashes are common, and sometimes result in fatalities, but most people don't really think about what that means in terms of the cost to society. We tend to view car accidents as tragedies that affect the people involved, but we rarely think through how the costs of first responders from the Garland Police Department, the Garland Fire and Rescue Department, and the Texas Highway Patrol, as well as clean-up efforts by various Garland government agencies, which of course add up for the taxpayers.
What are the statistics related to Garland motor-vehicle crash injuries and deaths?
3,773 people lost their lives on Texas roadways in the 55,797 crashes reported in 2016. In rural parts of Dallas County, there were two fatal crashes in 2016, and in urban areas, there were 313. As for injuries related to motor-vehicle crashes, there were 1,447 incapacitating injuries reported in 2016, and 8,921 incapacitating injuries reported. This demonstrates clearly how the population density and traffic congestion contribute to the dangers that drivers and passengers in Garland and across Dallas County face.
What is the cost of car crashes to the government agencies in Garland?
According to the State of Texas Department of Transportation, the cost of motor vehicle accidents statewide was $38,600,000,000 in 2016. This is a staggering amount when you consider that in comparison, the annual cost to end world hunger is estimated to be $30,000,000,000. In this context, it is easy to see why Garland and Texas government agencies work hard to improve safety and to reduce dangers on Garland roadways.
If you have been injured in a car collision, you will need an experienced Garland accident attorney to help
No matter how much we eradicate dangerous driving behaviors like drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, and other actions that put Garland drivers at risk, car accidents will continue to happen. When a less serious crash happens, often someone can manage the insurance claim without help. When a serious injury car accident happens, or when a fatality occurs, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Garland car accident lawyer.
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