Fort Worth, Texas, has thousands of traffic accidents every year. These accidents happen all across the city. But Fort Worth also has several hot spots where accidents tend to cluster.
These hot spots happen for many reasons, including poor road design, high speed limits, traffic congestion, and proximity to schools or bars. Regardless, you have an increased risk of getting into a car accident when you navigate these highways, roads, and intersections.
Read on to learn about the most dangerous roads/intersections in Fort Worth and how you can pursue injury compensation after an accident.
How Anderson Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident in Fort Worth, Texas
Anderson Injury Lawyers was founded in 2007 to help accident victims in Fort Worth, TX, get injury compensation from those who caused their injuries. The car accident attorneys at Anderson Injury Lawyers have several decades of experience fighting at-fault parties and insurance companies on behalf of clients.
The firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in injury compensation for its clients, including:
- $4.6 million truck accident settlement
- $1 million intersection collision settlement
- $762,000 drunk driving accident settlement
Some of the ways the firm can assist you after an accident include:
- Investigating your case to strengthen your claim for compensation
- Negotiating a fair settlement agreement with the other party
- Filing a lawsuit if the other side doesn’t negotiate in good faith
Vehicle accidents can cause serious injuries and permanent disabilities. Contact Anderson Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to discuss how you can seek injury compensation after your car accident.
How Common Are Accidents at Roads and Intersections in Fort Worth, TX?
According to the Texas Department of Transportation’s Crash Records Information System (CRIS), Fort Worth had 5,476 traffic accidents in 2021 that caused at least one injury or death. This number included 297 commercial truck accidents, 283 pedestrian accidents, 265 motorcycle accidents, and 77 bicycle accidents.
Of these accidents, 2,975 happened on roads between intersections, 2,403 at intersections, and 97 on private property like parking lots. This translates to 54% road accidents, 44% intersection accidents, and 2% private property accidents.
When you exclude single-vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents and look only at motor vehicle collisions, 54% happen at intersections, 45% happen on roadways, and 1% happen on private property.
Overview of the Most Dangerous Roads/Intersections in Fort Worth
Accidents on roads tend to differ from accidents at intersections in a few ways, including:
- Pedestrian and bicyclist involvement
One constant in both road and intersection accidents is who bears liability. All drivers must exercise reasonable care while driving. This means drivers must follow traffic laws.
Drivers must also avoid doing anything unreasonably dangerous, even if it does not violate traffic laws. For example, Texas has no law against talking on a handheld cell phone while driving. But most reasonable drivers would view this as unreasonably dangerous when hands-free options exist.
Most Dangerous Roads in Fort Worth
Roadway collisions usually result from:
- Following too closely
- Unsafe lane changes
Road collisions tend to cause less serious injuries than intersection accidents. Rear-end and sideswipe collisions involve less energy than other types of accidents. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), only 25.7% of road deaths in the US result from rear-end and sideswipe collisions.
Typical injuries from rear-end and sideswipe collisions include:
- Facial fractures
- Bruised chest
According to CRIS, dangerous roads in Fort Worth include:
- Berry St. between TCU and Cobb Park
- Henderson St. from downtown Fort Worth to the Clear Fork Trinity River
- US-287 BUS between I-820 and downtown Fort Worth
- TX-183 west of I-35W
By far, the most dangerous roads in Fort Worth are the interstate highways. I-820 and I-35W have several stretches with high numbers of accidents. I-30 and I-20 also have many accidents, but they do not have the high density that you find on the other interstates.
Most Dangerous Intersections in Fort Worth
Intersection accidents usually result from:
- Improper left turns across oncoming traffic
- Improper right turns into oncoming traffic
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to stop at red lights and stop signs
Because these crashes often involve vehicles moving toward each other, they often result in angle or head-on collisions. According to the NSC, 74.3% of road deaths happen in angle or head-on collisions, making these crashes far deadlier than rear-end or sideswipe crashes.
The crash energy released in an angle or head-on crash can cause serious injuries to the brain, neck, and back. Angle collisions can also injure your chest and abdomen when another car hits your door.
According to CRIS, the most dangerous intersections in Fort Worth include:
- Belknap St. and Henderson St.
- Lancaster Ave. and Jones St.
- Rosedale St. and Bishop St.
- Berry St. at both Bishop St. and Miller Ave.
While not technically an intersection, the interchange of I-820 and I-30 has several injury accidents. The interchange of I-35W and I-820 also forms a hot spot for collisions.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Car Wreck Lawyers in Fort Worth
You probably cannot avoid the most dangerous roads and intersections in Fort Worth since they include most of the city’s busiest roads. If you suffer injuries in a collision on any roads or intersections in Fort Worth, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at (817) 294-1900. to discuss the compensation you can seek. Our auto accident lawyers in Fort Worth are standing by.
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Our law firm handles all types of car accident cases involving:
- Fort Worth Car Accident Statistics
- Multi-Vehicle Car Crashes
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist Claims
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Passenger Injuries
- Head-On Crashes
- Fatal Car Crash
- Car Color & Crash Risk
- Lane Change Crashes
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Self-Driving Car Accidents
- Single-Vehicle Accidents
- U-Turn Car Accidents