Austin has grown so much over the years and shows no signs of slowing down. This has led the city to rank as one of the worst for traffic in the country. In 2020, Austin had 12,974 car crashes that involved 31,295 people. In 2021, Austin had 12,433 car accidents and about 2.3 percent of car wrecks in Texas happen in Austin.
If you or a loved one about was injured in a Texas truck accident, experienced truck accident lawyer Ashley Applewhite can help. Applewhite Firm PLLC offers free consultations to truck accident victims and their family members so those in need can get the legal information necessary to make tough decisions during a trying time.
Ridesharing, also known as transportation network companies (TNCs) or ride-hailing, has become increasingly popular in recent years. The number of people using ridesharing services varies by location and the time of year, but tens of millions are estimated to be using ridesharing services globally. A survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in the United States alone, an estimated 63 million people used TNCs in 2018. About 25 percent of the entire U.S. population uses ride sharing at least once a month. Uber and Lyft make up 99 percent of ridesharing in the U.S.
Pedestrians can be found all around Austin, enjoying our city’s beautiful scenery while walking, biking, scootering, or otherwise moving themselves from location to location. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are relatively common, and they can have serious consequences for the pedestrian involved. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 6,750 pedestrian fatalities and 137,000 pedestrian injuries in 2019.
Were you or someone you know injured in a Texas motorcycle accident? Due to the lack of protection provided by a motorcycle, the injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents involving bikers are severe and often fatal. Getting legal help can ease your burdens after a crash so you can focus on your emotional and physical recovery. Austin personal injury lawyer Ashley Applewhite offers free consultations to all motorcycle accident injury victims.