Friendswood, TX is a suburban oasis within commuting distance of Houston and Galveston. With a population of around 41,000 residents, it has a reputation as a quiet, safe, and relatively sparsely populated town.
If you get injured in a crash, a Friendswood car accident attorney from The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd can assess your claim and help you pursue compensation from the at-fault driver. Contact our law office today at (281) 992-8633 to schedule a free case evaluation to learn more.
How The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd Can Help After a Car Accident in Friendswood, TX
The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd has been a pillar of the Friendswood, Texas legal community for decades. Our founding attorney has over 51 years of legal experience and holds board certification in both personal injury and civil trial law. Since the firm’s founding, its lawyers have recovered over $500 million in compensation for accident victims like you.
If you suffer an injury in a crash, our Friendswood car accident lawyers will:
- Assess your case to learn about your accident and provide guidance about your rights
- Prepare and file your insurance claim
- Litigate your claim if the insurer refuses to settle
A car accident can leave you with physical, mental, and financial losses. Contact The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd for a free consultation to discuss your potential claims against the person responsible for your injuries.
Are Friendswood, TX’s Roads Safe?
Friendswood has fairly safe roads. The number of car accidents and injuries per year has remained fairly stable. Also, according to a query on Texas’s Crash Records Information System (CRIS), Friendswood has had only 16 fatal accidents since 2013. In four of those years, the city had no traffic fatalities. These numbers suggest that Friendswood’s roads are relatively safe.
But if you look at recent trends, the city has become more dangerous for road users. In the past three years, ten people have died in traffic accidents. In other words, more than 58% of the city’s traffic deaths since 2013 happened in just the past three years. So, while Friendswood has relatively safe roads, you cannot drop your guard.
Car Accident Statistics For Friendswood, Texas
The Texas Department of Transportation provides detailed car accident statistics through CRIS. Using this database, you can learn how, when, and why car accidents happen in Friendswood.
When Friendswood Car Accidents Happen
Most car accidents in Friendswood happen during three periods of the day. Traffic crashes build in the morning to a peak between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Crash numbers drop before building again for a lunchtime peak around noon. Crashes drop again before building to the highest level between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Even though the city sees three peaks during the morning commute, lunch, and the afternoon commute, the afternoon peak dwarfs the other peaks. Nearly 21% of crashes in Friendswood happen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., even though these two hours only account for about 8% of the hours in a day.
Since the crash numbers depend so heavily on commuting patterns, most crashes in Friendswood happen on weekdays. The average number of crashes on weekdays jumps roughly 53% compared to the average number of crashes on weekend days. The most dangerous day to drive in Friendswood is Friday.
Car Accident Injuries and Deaths in Friendswood
Crashes in Friendswood in 2022 included the following:
- Five fatal crashes
- 97 non-fatal injury crashes
These crashes caused:
- Five fatal injuries
- Six serious injuries that incapacitated the accident victim
- 71 minor injuries that produced visible but non-incapacitating wounds
- 55 possible injuries that caused pain or other symptoms but no visible wounds
Accident victims in 2022 included:
- Two people killed and two people injured in pedestrian accidents
- Seven people injured in bicycle accidents
- One person killed and two people injured in motorcycle accidents
In total, Friendswood traffic accidents injured or killed four pedestrians, seven cyclists, three motorcyclists, and 123 motorists.
Common Causes of Friendswood Collisions
Friendswood traffic crashes tended to happen for a very small set of reasons.
The top three causes of collisions in the city, according to CRIS, included:
- Failing To Yield the Right of Way: Listed as a factor in 34% of fatal and non-fatal injury crashes
- Speeding: Listed as a factor in 25% of fatal and non-fatal injury crashes
- Distracted Driving: Cited as a factor in 20% of fatal and non-fatal injury crashes
These causes illustrate that most crashes happen due to dangerous driver behaviors rather than road, weather, vehicle, or traffic conditions.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Friendswood Car Accident Lawyers
A car accident can leave you with serious injuries to the head, neck, and back. Contact The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd for a free consultation to discuss the losses you suffered due to your injuries and how you can pursue compensation for them.