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Fatal accidents in Texas increasing year by year

It is no secret that accidents are a common occurrence on the roads of Texas. Roads are regularly closed so cleanup crews can remove the debris while emergency medical personnel treat the injured and transport people to hospitals. However, something that many Texans may be unaware of is the fact that the frequency of these accidents is increasing. Furthermore, the number of fatal accidents that occur annually also appears to be climbing.

According to statistics, the number of fatalities per year between 2009 and 2013 grew by an alarming 8 percent. Matching the trend, fatalities connected with incidents involving commercial vehicles grew by 51 percent within the same time period. It is hard to say exactly why these increases are occurring. However, as this article on fatal truck accidents explains, it could be linked to the boom in oil and gas within the state.

It is a frightening thought and a reality that it is difficult to know how to deal with. The more people there are on the roads, the greater the chance of an accident. It only takes one mistake for disaster to strike. Worse still, investigations suggest that between 27 and 30 percent of the commercial trucks in Texas are not even fit to be on the roads.

If you lose someone in an accident with a negligent driver or poorly maintained vehicle, you might want to seek compensation to help cover the financial burden of your loss. An attorney may be able to advise you about the information you need and assist you in pursuing the remuneration you deserve.

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