Houston, TX (February 14, 2021) – An automobile accident in the Washington Avenue/Memorial Park section of Houston resulted in injuries. Just before 6:30 p.m., on February 12, the Houston Police Department, firefighters, and EMS responded to the scene of a vehicle collision on Katy Freeway.
Reports from authorities show that a crash involving a black sedan and a second vehicle occurred on Katy Freeway at the intersection with Shepherd Drive. The crash caused some disruptions in traffic due to its blocking of the roadway.
EMS treated injured victims at the scene of the accident before transporting those in need of further assistance to area hospitals. At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Texas
Every year, although more than 270,000 vehicle collisions take place each year in our state, these accidents leave more than 17,500 people with serious injuries. Quite often, accident victims require immediate medical treatment and have to go through therapy, rehabilitation, and other long-term treatments. Although we like to think that these accidents are happening everywhere, but here, this is far from the truth. Houston, being one of the most populated cities in Texas, also sees more car accidents than almost any other city in the Lone Star State. The Texas Department of Transportation stated that there were approximately 47,585 car accidents in Houston in 2012. Of those accidents, 176 were fatal, resulting in 193 deaths.
Approximately 5,387 Houston car accidents caused injuries to about 7,307 people in 2012. Roughly 12,014 of those collisions caused injuries of some sort, harming approximately 19,703 individuals. Unfortunately, a large percentage of these accidents are caused by driver negligence.
Quite often, victims of collisions are unaware of options available to them moving forward. If you or a loved one of yours has been injured in a Houston car accident, seeking the assistance of a Houston car crash lawyer is in your best interest. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation that can cover things like lost wages, outstanding medical bills, and more. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering and loss of consortium may also be covered depending on the circumstances of your collision.
Working with a response and competent legal team can help to ensure you are able to get the justice and the maximum amount of compensation available to you. Contact the personal injury lawyers in Houston at Williams Hart & Boundas at 512-968-0051 in the event that you or someone you love has sustained injuries or lost their life in a car accident caused by the negligence of another person. Our Texas personal injury law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing until awarded full and fair financial compensation for your injuries and incurred losses.
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Disclaimer: We write these posts with the intention of providing general information about driving safety with the hope that people will slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in an accident. If you are in an accident, we want to make sure that you know how to react appropriately. This post is not intended to be deemed as legal or medical advice of any kind. The picture used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.