The Rio Grande Valley, along the border between Texas and Mexico, is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States. Growth can bring cultural and economic benefits to a community. But, it also brings increased traffic, construction, and other activity that can lead to injury.
Types of accidents we work with in Rio Grande Valley
Attorney Mario Davila has devoted his legal career to helping accident victims and surviving family members. Mario and the team at Davila Law Firm represent people who have been injured through someone else’s negligence. One of the most common accident types is motor vehicle accidents such as car, truck and motorcycle accidents, along with injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians. A driver may be found responsible for damages caused in an accident if they:
- Were speeding or otherwise ignoring traffic safety laws at the time of the collision
- Were distracted by texting, programming GPS, or otherwise turning their attention away from driving
- Were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident
- Contributed to the accident by failing to maintain their vehicle in a safe condition
- Were negligent in any way that wholly or partly caused the accident
We also frequently represent people who have been victims of and slip and fall injuries that occur on someone else’s property. Some examples include:
- Slipping on the wet floor in a business that failed to put up warning signs after mopping
- Slipping on spilled liquid in a store when the management knew or should have known of the spill and failed to clean up
- Tripping on a loose floorboard, broken step, or other poorly maintained surface
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Accident Statistics about Rio Grande Valley
The Rio Grande Valley area sees tens of thousands of accidents each year, including slip or trip and fall injuries, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents and more. Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common and most dangerous accident types.
In 2020, there were more than 16,000 motor vehicle accidents in Hidalgo County, and another 7,687 in Cameron County. These traffic crashes happen throughout the region, but are more common in larger cities with denser traffic. For example, there were more than 2,700 crashes in Brownsville and more than 2,000 each in Harlingen and McAllen during 2020.
While some of these accidents are minor, more than 6,500 collisions in the two counties resulted in injuries, and there were dozens of fatalities.
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The Rio Grande Valley cities with the highest number of car accidents are:
How a Rio Grande Valley accident attorney can help
Collecting compensation after you’ve been injured can be a challenge. The claims process can be confusing, and insurance companies may mislead you or put obstacles in your path to increase their profits. If you file a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll need to understand both substantive and procedural law and ensure that your pleadings follow the format specified by Texas law and the court.
In other words, there are a lot of ways the process can go wrong if you aren’t experienced with the system. When you hire an experienced Rio Grande Valley accident lawyer, you can set those worries aside and focus on your recovery.
Main cities and areas where we work in Rio Grande Valley
Davila Law Firm represents people throughout the Rio Grande Valley area, including Hidalgo and Cameron Counties. If you’ve been injured in or around McAllen, Mission, Pharr, San Juan, Alamo, Palmhurst, Hidalgo, Donna, Brownsville, San Benito, Weslaco, Mercedes, or Harlingen, contact us to learn more about how we can help.
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Contact an accident attorney in Rio Grande Valley
f you’ve been injured in or around McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen, or elsewhere in the Rio Grande Valley area, an experienced Rio Grande Valley personal injury lawyer can be your best resource. Schedule your free consultation today