Beaumont Texas Truck Law Firm

Beaumont is the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation provides a variety of accident statistics about Beaumont. Unfortunately, the Texas Department of Transportation’s most current year of research regarding traffic accidents is 2014, which is not completely up to date regarding the accident situation in Beaumont. The danger of accidents in Beaumont seems to be on the rise, which is of understandable concern to Beaumont residents and motorists.

Crashes

In 2014, there were 5,662 crashes in Jefferson County, many of which occurred along US 69. Of this 5,662 crashes there were 31 fatal accidents and 32 fatalities. There were also 109 incapacitating injuries in Jefferson County in 2014. Within the city of Beaumont, reports show that there were 3,493 total automobile crashes.

Fatalities

In Beaumont’s Jefferson County, a sizeable number of deaths in 2014 occurred due to accidents involving commercial vehicles. The Texas Department of Transportation found that in 2014, there were 5 fatal car crashes, 5 fatalities due to car accidents, 6 incapacitating injuries, and 376 total crashes due to accidents involving commercial vehicles. There 3 fatal crashes and 3 fatalities on Jefferson County’s Interstate like Interstate 10. There were 7 fatal crashes and 7 fatalities on Jefferson County’s US  and State Highways like US 90, US 69, US 96, and US 287. Lastly, there was 1 fatal crash and 1 fatality on farm to market roads like FM 365. While not specifically designated to include trucks, reports issued by the Texas Department of Transportation demonstrate how various factors contributed to accidents in Beaumonts:

  • Distracted Driving. Distracted driving was a significant source of car accident fatalities in 2014. Reports issued by the Texas Department of Transportation demonstrate that 3 fatal car crash, 3 fatalities, 11 incapacitating injuries, and 747 total crashes occurred in 2014 due to distracted driving.
  • Driving under the Influence. In 2014, in Jefferson County reports demonstrate that there were 2 fatalities related to driving under the influence of alcohol and other substances. Reports demonstrate that driver who caused these accident were between 20 and 25 years old. In the city Beaumont, the Texas Department of transportation reports that there were 61 total crashes.
  • Jefferson featured more than a hundred speeding incidents in 2014. Reports demonstrate that there were 7 incapacitating injuries, and 188 total crashes in Jefferson County in 2014 due to speeding.
  • Work Zone Accidents. The breakdown of injuries that occurred in Jefferson County accidents during 2014 reveals a large number of work zone accidents. In 2014, there was 1 fatal car crash, 2 fatalities, 5 incapacitating injuries, and 168 total crashes due to work zone accidents in Jefferson County.

While not the most the area with the most fatal car crashes, Beaumont still has a variety of accidents that occur within the area every year. If you are involved in an automobile accident in Beaumont’s Jefferson County, you need the assistance of a skilled accident attorney. Contact our law firm by calling 409-838-1000 or email our lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation.