Over 100 people a day are killed in automobile accidents in the U.S., amounting to over 40,000 lives lost
every year. Of those traffic fatalities, almost a third occur on U.S. highways and interstates. Recently, a
company analyzed fatality data gathered for highways and interstates in the U.S. from 2011 to 2015 in
order to determine which interstates and highways were the deadliest.
According to the study, I-45 between Dallas and Galveston is the second deadliest stretch of road in the
U.S., with 1.02 deaths per mile. I-45 is second only behind I-4 between Tampa and Daytona Beach,
Florida. In general, the deadliest highways were in the southeast. On the I-45, the most common
harmful event is two motor vehicles colliding. Pedestrians are the second most common cause of a fatal
accident, and overturned vehicles are third.
Automobile accidents are the most common cause of accidental death in the U.S. A serious injury in an
automobile accident can change a person’s life forever. Although there are a number of safety
technologies now that are designed to reduce crashes, the person behind the wheel is ultimately in
charge of the safe operation of the vehicle. When a person is driving, they have a duty to operate their
vehicle safely. If they fail to do so and their negligence results in a crash in which people are injured, that
driver has a responsibility to pay for the damages.
Negligent drivers are more prevalent today than ever before. Drivers are more rushed and distracted
than in years past, which can result in more accidents. If you have been injured in an automobile
accident that was caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to compensation for your injuries,
including for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call the Dallas-Fort Worth
personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231- 5800 if you have been injured in an
automobile accident. We can help. Call to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.