Given the large number of people living in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area (6,817,483 according to the 2010 US Census), it’s no wonder that the region’s highways and streets are so congested during the morning and evening rush hours. For although plenty of people work in the urban downtowns of Fort Worth and Dallas, most live in suburban cities such as Arlington, Plano, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, McKinney, Frisco, Carrollton, Denton and Richardson*.
When congestion peaks on DFW roads during the evening rush hour, so too do the number of car, truck and motorcycle accidents. According to data compiled by TxDOT, there were more auto collisions on Texas roads during the 5-6pm hour in 2012 than at any other time of day. This graph illustrates how the overall number of auto wrecks increases at various times of the day:
Injured in a DFW Car Wreck?
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Dallas-Fort Worth area rush hour car accident that wasn’t your fault, you have a legal right to recover damages from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance. Under Texas law, you are entitled to recover compensation related to any and all accident-related expenses including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, etc.
For more information and to talk to a board certified Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, please call the Anderson Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation. Call toll free from anywhere at 800-354-6275. Alternatively, you may call locally in Dallas at 214-327-8000 or locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900.
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*According to the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the cities listed above each have a population of more than 100,000 inhabitants as of January 2012. The following North Texas cities each have a population of more than 10,000 but less than 99,999: Addison, Allen, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Colleyville, Coppell, Corinth, Crowley, DeSoto, Duncanville, Ennis, Euless, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Forest Hill, Forney, Glenn Heights, Grapevine, Greenville, Haltom City, Highland Village, Hurst, Keller, Lancaster, Lewisville, Little Elm, Mansfield, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Murphy, North Richland Hills, Prosper, Rockwall, Rowlett, Saginaw, Sachse, Seagoville, Southlake, Terrell, The Colony, University Park, Watauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, White Settlement, Wylie.