You’re on your way to work like usual. You take a quick look at the clock and notice you’re running right on time. You put on your left turn signal and - BAM! Something on the road sends you swerving and crashing through the center divider.
What caused your vehicle to crash? Was is a pothole, debris, or a shoulder drop-off? Well, the fact is that various factors can lead to driving hazards and dangerous roads. For those in Texas, there are a few roads that drivers should be extra cautious and diligent while driving on to prevent possible collisions and injuries.
Dangerous Road Conditions
Negligent drivers are not the only parties liable when car accidents occur. Sometimes, roads are poorly managed and hazards may be present that increase the chances of crashes. A number of different factors can contribute to dangerous roads, including:
Poor road surfaces
Lack of adequate markings or signs
Vegetation blocking road markings
Highway Accident Statistics
There are some roads to take extra precautions while driving on to ensure you, your passengers, and others on the road stay safe.
I-35: Between 2010 and 2014, there were 290 fatalities on the 400-mile highway, according to the Houston Chronicle, making it one of the deadliest highways in Texas.
I-45: This road runs through Harris County. In 2015, 11 of the 115 traffic fatalities in the county occurred on the interstate.
Highway 83: There were 135 traffic fatalities on this highway between 2010 and 2014.
I-69C: This 1.49 mile stretch of road has the most fatal accidents per mile. There were twelve fatalities in 7 fatal crashes between 2013 and 2015 on this stretch of road - an average of 8.05 fatalities per mile.
Injured in a Texas Car Accident?
Proving liability in car accidents can be a complicated legal process, especially if it is against the city that did not take actions to prevent road hazards. Whatever the circumstances of your injury, always feel free to reach out to Stern Law Group. We will work to identify negligent parties and act as your legal advocates both in and out of court.
Make sure your rights to compensation are protected. Contact our firm at (877) 661-9900 to schedule your free consultation with a Texas personal injury attorney today.