Here in Texas, we spend a lot of time behind the wheel – getting to and from work, running errands, taking the kids to school or sports, or embarking on long family road trips. In fact, Americans spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes (almost 300 hours) driving every year, according to the American Automobile Association. All that time on the road means that the chances of being involved in a car wreck at some point in your life are pretty high.
You may be the most cautious driver out there, but that doesn’t mean everyone else is so responsible. Negligent, careless, or reckless drivers hurt and kill thousands of Americans every year. Almost 3,400 people died in Texas car accidents in 2017 alone, the highest number of car wreck fatalities of any state in the nation.
But statistics mean very little when you are seriously injured or lose a friend or family member in a car accident. They are of no comfort when you are in excruciating pain, limited in your mobility, unable to work, and struggling to figure out how to pay mounting medical bills and other expenses.