The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that there were
2,161 motor vehicle accidents in McAllen in 2011 that took the lives of
8 people and injured 2,384 more. While some of these accidents can only
be attributed to chance, bad weather, or other circumstances, a large
percentage of them were directly caused by some type of carelessness or
recklessness on the part of one of the drivers. For example, the most
recent TxDOT statistics reveal that fully one-quarter of all traffic collisions
statewide were caused by drivers who were texting on their cell phones
or who were otherwise distracted. Drunk driving accidents are also common.
Based on the fact that 40 percent of all traffic deaths in this state
occur in alcohol-related collisions, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
ranks Texas as fourth in the nation as one of the worst states for drinking
If you believe that the car accident which caused your injuries or the
wrongful death of a loved one should have been prevented, contact a McAllen
car accident attorney at
Farah Law now for a free consultation to find out whether you have a case. Our firm
has nearly three decades of experience, and we have a long history of
results which includes millions of dollars recovered for our clients.
We can investigate the police accident reports, witness statements, and
any other evidence which may be available, as well as potentially hiring
accident recreation specialists to testify in the case and help prove
your claim for damages.
Don't let the negligent driver escape liability for causing your injuries
or the death of a loved one. Contact us for a free case evaluation
online or at
(956) 435-0589 so that we can begin working on a strategy for recovering the compensation
Common Car Accidents & Injuries
Car accidents can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons, both
on the highway and in a parking lot, but there are several common types
of car accidents that result in injuries.
Common kinds of accidents our lawyers deal with include:
Rear-end collisions: According to the NHTSA, rear-end collisions are the
most frequent type of accident occurring on U.S. roads, as they comprise
29 percent of all accidents. Rear-end collisions occur when one car collides
with the car in front of them, and can be caused most often by speeding,
which prevents drivers from slowing down or stopping in time. Distracted
driving can also cause rear-end collisions.
T-Bone crashes: Also known as a side-impact collision, this accident occurs
when a car crashes into the side of another car, and most often happens
at intersections when a car is making a left turn. These can happen due
to the turning car not having the right of way or misjudging how fast
incoming traffic is.
Head-on collisions: The most dangerous type of accident, these occur when
the front ends of two cars collide, often causing serious head and brain
injuries. This can happen when a driver loses control of their car and
spins out, or when a distracted or intoxicated driver drifts over into
opposing traffic lanes.
Crashes while merging: When merging onto a busy street or highway, some
drivers fail to check their blind spots or properly signal, resulting
in car accidents that can cause serious injuries.
Some people are able to walk away from a car accident without suffering
serious injuries of any type, but many are not so fortunate. Motor vehicle
collisions are reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) as being the cause of 17.3 percent of all cases of traumatic brain
injury, as well as 46 percent of all spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia
and quadriplegia. According to the TxDOT statistics, nearly a quarter
of all the car accidents in McAllen resulted in serious injuries, as opposed
to minor bruises or cuts. Even whiplash, which is relatively minor in
comparison, will still often leave the victim suffering severe headaches
and chronic neck pain and restricted range of motion for years or even
a lifetime. Other common types of injuries that can occur in a car accident
include sprains and fractures, broken bones, burns, and internal bleeding.
Call our McAllen car accident attorneys today to relieve you of your financial
debts so you can focus on healing at
(956) 435-0589. We offer free consultations and services in English and Spanish.