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Austin Personal Injury Statistics

Personal injury cases are common legal issues in Austin and across Texas. Here are some key statistics collected in Austin for 2022:

In 2022, there were over 14,072 motor vehicle accidents reported in Austin, a 15% increase from 2021. Many of these resulted in injuries and personal injury claims.

  • Slip and fall cases also rose in Austin during 2022. Nearly 1,000 trip and fall injury claims were filed against businesses and property owners in the city last year.
  • Austin saw over 212 bicycle accidents resulting in injuries in 2022, a 10% increase over the previous year. These often lead to personal injury claims if a car driver was at fault.
  • On average, around 118 Austinites lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2022. Wrongful death claims are filed in many of these incidents.
  • Back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries remained some of the most common personal injuries seen in Austin injury claims.

Experts recommend immediately consulting a personal injury lawyer after being injured in an accident to understand your legal options and rights to compensation. An attorney can deal with insurance companies and negotiate a fair settlement.

Sources: FMCSA, NHTSA, TXDOT, IIHS, CDC, TDI

Common Causes of Personal Injury

  1. Vehicle Accidents: Including car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle collisions, and pedestrian or bicycle accidents caused by reckless driving, distracted driving, or impaired driving.
  2. Slip and Fall Accidents: Occurring on poorly maintained premises, slippery floors, uneven surfaces, or due to inadequate warnings about hazards.
  3. Medical Malpractice: Resulting from negligence or errors by healthcare providers, including misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, medication errors, and birth injuries.
  4. Workplace Accidents: Such as construction site injuries, industrial accidents, falls from heights, machinery accidents, and exposure to hazardous substances.
  5. Defective Products: Injuries caused by defective or dangerous products, including faulty machinery, pharmaceutical drugs, consumer products, and vehicle components.
  6. Dog Bites and Animal Attacks: Injuries caused by aggressive or poorly controlled animals, leading to physical injuries and emotional trauma.
  7. Assault and Battery: Physical injuries resulting from intentional harm, violence, or criminal acts, including assault, battery, and other violent crimes.
  8. Nursing Home Abuse: Injuries sustained by elderly or vulnerable individuals due to neglect, abuse, or mistreatment in nursing homes or care facilities.

If you’ve been injured due to any of these causes or other incidents resulting from someone else’s negligence, Thompson Law is here to help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to advocating for your rights and securing the compensation you deserve. CONTACT US TODAY for a FREE CONSULTATION.

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Common Types Of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI):  Car accidents, truck collisions, and falls are common causes of TBI leading to long-lasting complications. We work with medical experts to prove the effects of a traumatic brain injury in your case.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries:  Damage to the spinal cord often leads to reduced mobility and even paralysis. Our personal injury lawyers make sure lifetime medical care and therapy needs are provided for in injury settlements.
  • Broken Bones:  Fractures require medical treatment and can cause ongoing pain and disability. We fight for appropriate compensation for the pain of broken bones and recovery time.
  • Internal Organ Damage:  Blunt force trauma can damage vital organs leading to massive medical bills. We claim these expenses and seek additional damages in settlement negotiations.
  • Burn Injuries:  Severe burns need grafting and leave scarring. Our Lawyers calculate the costs of treatment and pursue damages for emotional trauma from disfigurement.
  • Wrongful Death:  When the negligence of others leads to death, we seek substantial damages for grieving loved ones related to funeral costs, lost income and companionship.

Personal injury law encompasses a wide range of injuries where an individual has been harmed due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act. Here are the types of personal injury cases we handle:

Tips On Vehicle Safety

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Based on statistics and research, most of the motor vehicle crashes that occur on Austin roads are avoidable. Here are proven ways of reducing the risk of being involved in a vehicle crash.

  • Wear a Seatbelt:  Always wear a seatbelt and ensure that all passengers in the car do the same. This is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives in 2018.
  • Avoid Distracted Driving:  Refrain from using your phone or other electronic devices while driving, as this can greatly increase the risk of a crash. The NHTSA reports that in 2018, distracted driving was a factor in 9 percent of all fatal crashes and 17 percent of crashes resulting in injury.
  • Obey Traffic Laws:  Follow posted speed limits and obey traffic signals, signs and laws to reduce the risk of accidents. Speeding is a leading cause of car crashes, with the NHTSA reporting that in 2018, speeding was a factor in 26 percent of all fatal crashes.
  • Do Not Drive Under the Influence:  Avoid driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as this can greatly impair judgment and reaction time. In 2018, the NHTSA reports that there were 10,511 deaths in alcohol-impaired driving crashes.
  • Be Aware of Your Surroundings:  Keep an eye out for other cars, bicycles, and pedestrians and be prepared to react to any potential hazards. This includes being aware of weather conditions and adjusting your driving accordingly.
  • Use Turn Signals:  Use your turn signals when changing lanes or making turns to let other drivers know your intentions. This can help prevent collisions and keep other drivers informed of your actions.
  • Keep a Safe Distance:  Maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you, as this will give you more time to react in case of a sudden stop. The NHTSA recommends following the “three-second rule,” which suggests that you should stay at least three seconds behind the car in front of you.
  • Avoid Aggressive Driving:  Avoid behaviors such as tailgating, cutting off other drivers, or making sudden lane changes, as these can increase the risk of a crash. These types of behaviors can also cause other drivers to become agitated or angry, which can lead to further dangerous driving behaviors.
  • Stay Alert and Well-Rested:  Get enough sleep and avoid driving when you are tired. Drowsy driving is a major cause of car crashes, with the NHTSA estimating that in 2017, drowsy driving was a factor in 91,000 crashes resulting in injury and 800 deaths.
  • Regularly Maintain Your Vehicle:  Regularly check the brakes, tires, and other components of your vehicle, and take it in for regular maintenance to ensure that it is in good working condition. This can help prevent mechanical problems that could cause a crash, such as a blown tire or malfunctioning brakes.

It’s important to avoid aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating or cutting off other drivers, as these can increase the risk of a crash. It is also important to stay alert and well-rested before getting behind the wheel. Additionally, regularly maintaining your vehicle and checking for any issues before driving can help prevent mechanical problems that could cause a crash.

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