Deaths continue on under-maintained Texas highways

Lack of funding for highway projects in Texas has resulted in an increase of highway accidents and fatalities, Bloomberg reported on October 13.

West Texas in particular has experienced an influx of workers in recent years due to the oil fields in Odessa and Midland. The roads, unfortunately, were not built to handle this additional traffic, and fatalities in 2013 were at a 157% increase from 2009. An earlier plan to install an overpass at East Yukon Road and State Loop 338, a dangerous intersection in Odessa, failed to come to fruition due to lack of funding for infrastructure. The situation in Odessa is a small-scale example of Texas’ large-scale infrastructure problem.

The Dallas attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter understand that lack of highway maintenance has a real effect on vehicular accidents in Texas. If you have experienced an accident due to a reckless driver, highway defect, or another negligent party, call our offices at (214) 457-1668 today, and learn about your options for legal recourse.

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