Felix's San Antonio Crash Report 2019

Car Accidents In San Antonio, TX

Use the filter controls above the map to select fatal, alcohol-related, or other types of car accidents in San Antonio and Bexar County. Click on a pin to see details about a crash.

This report is a crash visualization project by The Felix Gonzalez Law Firm to map San Antonio’s most dangerous roads, highways, and intersections. Auto accident data and statistics are pulled from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) monthly to report the most current data.

Crash Data Reporting Dates:  01/01/2019 – 05/06/2019

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2019 Car Accident Statistics In San Antonio & Bexar County

2019 San Antonio Car Accident Statistics

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So far in 2019, there have been 17,552 recorded auto accidents in San Antonio, TX.
So far in 2019, there have been 614 accidents caused by motorists driving at unsafe speeds in San Antonio.
So far in 2019, there were 391 DUI car accidents recorded in San Antonio, TX, resulting from a driver BAC of .08 or higher.
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So far in 2019, there have been 54 crashes caused by drivers under the influence of drugs other than alcohol in San Antonio. This data includes only crashes that were influenced by prescription drugs or other non-alcohol drugs.
Statistics Data Source: TxDOT

Statistical Data Date Range:  01/01/2019 – 05/06/2019

2019 Bexar County Car Accident Statistics

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So far in 2019, there have been 20,575 recorded vehicle accidents in Bexar County, TX.
So far in 2019, there has been 61 fatal car crashes with 62 fatalities in Bexar County.
So far in 2019, there were 808 alcohol-related car accidents in Bexar County, involving 5,221 people.
So far in 2019, there were 138 cell phone involved accidents, affecting 320 people in Bexar County.
Statistics Data Source: TxDOT

Statistical Data Date Range:  01/01/2019 – 05/06/2019

2017 Car Accident Statistics In San Antonio & Bexar County

2017 San Antonio Car Accident Statistics

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In total, there were 43,951 car crashes in San Antonio.
There were 140 fatal car crashes with 143 fatalities.
There were 1,809 DUI related auto accidents in San Antonio that resulted in 49 fatalities.
Injured Person
There were 954 suspected serious injuries that resulted from car accidents in San Antonio.
Statistics Data Source: TxDOT

2017 Bexar County Car Accident Statistics

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There were 50,536 car accidents in Bexar County, TX.
fatal accidents in san antonio
There were 159 fatal car accidents in Bexar County, killing 164 people.
There were 2,659 commercial motor vehicle accidents in Bexar County, killing 8 people.
There were 24,021 distracted driver accidents in Bexar County, killing 46 people.
Statistics Data Source: TxDOT

Car Accidents In San Antonio This Week

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A 50-year-old woman was killed after being T-boned on 05/04/2019 by a truck at the intersection of North Walters and Hays. Source KSAT 12.

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Two women were involved in a hit and run accident at The Well in San Antonio on 05/02/2019. The victims suffered non-fatal injuries. Source KSAT 12.

San Antonio Car Accident Resources

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What To Do After A Car Accident

Whether you’re in a fender bender that’s entirely your fault or a life-altering accident caused by a drunk driver on the highway, the results are frustrating, stressful, and painful.

Your actions in the moments, hours, and days following the accident can not only affect your health but also determine the strength of your personal injury claim and the value of your case.

Here, we’ve assembled a full resource guide for San Antonio car accident victims. You’ll learn what to do in the moments after an accident, how to document the scene, what NOT to do, insurance claim best practices, and more.

What Should You Do If A Car Accident Is Not Your Fault?

In San Antonio, if you’re in a car accident that’s not your fault, the following five steps should be taken to protect yourself and build your case:

Step 1 – Seek immediate medical attention

Step 2 – Call the police

Step 3 – Document the scene

Step 4 – Report the accident

Step 5 – Get legal advice

Step 1 - Seek Immediate Medical Attention After An Accident

If your injuries are observable, severe, or life-threatening, seek help! Nothing is more important than your health, life, and safety.

However, not all injuries are obvious, especially during the shock that so commonly follows an accident. Injuries like concussions, internal bleeding, and neck and back injuries aren’t always noticeable until hours, days, or even weeks later. So, even if you feel “fine,” it’s important that you allow a medical professional to examine you and determine the extent of any injuries.

Step 2 - Report Your Crash To The Police

No matter who may have caused the accident or how minor the damage may seem, the police should always be called to the scene of an accident.

The police will:

  • Create an unbiased and official report
  • Help determine cause
  • Perform witness interviews
  • Make a photographic record of the accident scene

A police report can provide key evidence for an insurance claim, so never skip this important step.

Step 3 - Document The Crash Scene

While a police report is invaluable, you should still personally try to document as much of the scene as you can before it changes.

If you are physically able to and can safely do so, document and gather the following pieces of evidence from the scene:

  • Pictures – Almost all cell phones include built-in cameras now. You can quickly pull out your phone and snap a few shots of the damage to your car, the other vehicles involved, license plates of the other vehicles, and the area surrounding the accident.
  • Contact information – If the other drivers are safe and able, exchange contact and insurance information with them. Don’t let them talk you out of this!
  • Witnesses – If you act quickly, you can usually collect witness statements, names, and contact information from those who saw what happened. Most people are willing to help, especially if injuries are involved.

Step 4 - Report The Accident To Your Insurance Company

You must report the accident to your insurance company, even if the other driver was at fault. This will continue to create a paper trail and record of the accident.

Here’s the most important part!

When you report the accident, your goal is simply to give your insurance company the date, time, and location of the accident, as well as the other driver’s insurance information. You should not discuss details, answer probing questions, or give statements about fault! No, not even to your own insurance company. Anything you say can and will be used against you. Never forget that.

Insurance Claim Best Practices

Filing an insurance claim can be intimidating. Follow these basic steps to protect your rights and help the process go a bit smoother.

  • Call your local agent, if you have one. If not, call the general number for your insurance company. (Most major auto insurance provider numbers are found below.) Be sure to write down the name of the agent you spoke to and ask if you need to fill anything out to make the claim official. Some providers require a form.
  • Review your policy so you know exactly what type of coverage you have. This policy constitutes a legal contract, and your insurance company is required to honor it.
  • Cooperate with the agent and timely provide them what they need. Remember not to apologize or admit fault, though, and talk to your attorney about any forms that the insurance agent requires, just to be sure.
  • See your own doctors or those referred by your attorney. Do not let the insurance company dictate who you see. You have every right to see a doctor or specialist of your choosing.
  • Choose your own auto shop for repairs to your car. Just like your body, you are well within your rights to decide who fixes your vehicle.
  • Keep records of all phone calls and emails between you and your insurance company, as well as all receipts and other paperwork related to the accident. Do NOT rely on the insurance company to do this.

Claims Numbers For Major Auto Insurance Companies

State Farm — 1-800-782-8332

Allstate — 1-800-255-7828

Progressive — 1-800-776-4737

Geico — 1-800-841-3005

Farmers — 1-800-435-7764

Liberty Mutual — 1-844-339-5299

Nationwide — 1-800-421-3535

USAA — 1-800-531-8722

Step 5 - Seek Legal Advice

Once your urgent medical needs have been attended, the police called, the documentation started, and the insurance company notified, your next and most important call should be to a personal injury attorney in the San Antonio area.

Why is an attorney so important?

  • The insurance companies are not on your side! They are in the business of making money, which can’t be accomplished by fairly paying claims. Odds are, you will have to fight for a fair settlement for your accident.
  • Your emotions are running high. Dealing with insurance companies is frustrating, even under the best of conditions. But when you’ve just become the victim of a car accident, it’s even worse. Your emotions will be running high and your patience levels low, which will cloud your judgment and logic.
  • The law is complex and Texas is certainly no exception. The laws that govern car accidents, medical and insurance claims, personal injury, and fault or negligence are complicated and often overlap. Only with an experienced personal injury attorney will you be able to truly understand your rights and effectively negotiate with the insurance companies for a settlement that is fair and just.

What NOT to Do After a Car Accident

Protecting yourself after a car accident also means knowing what not to do. These are common mistakes made after a car accident and why you need to avoid making them:

  • Admitting fault – When you speak to the insurance company, you should never discuss fault. Simply provide facts and leave it at that. The insurance companies will use your statements to minimize or deny your claim.
  • Avoiding medical care because of the bills – Many accident victims deny immediate medical care because they’re afraid of the costs. While the fear is certainly understandable, it can also be detrimental to your health and your claim. Remember, the insurance company’s job is to cover your losses. With a good attorney on your side, your medical bills should be recouped from the settlement. Don’t ever let fear of the bills stop you from taking care of yourself.
  • Making a deal with the other driver – Unfortunately, some accident victims are persuaded by the at-fault driver to forgo calling the cops and exchanging insurance information. While you may be tempted because you’d like to “avoid the hassle,” it can also backfire on you. If a serious injury develops after the accident, you’ll have little chance of successfully filing a claim. Honesty and adherence to the system is the best possible way to handle a vehicle accident.
  • Talking about it on social media – As soon as you make a claim, the insurance company will start collecting evidence. Today, that includes following your social media pages and posts. So, if you’re on Facebook or Twitter telling everybody about the accident, the insurance company is likely to see it. Whatever you say on social media can be used as evidence against you. As much as you may be tempted to tell everybody about your situation, it’s best to stay quiet until the claim is final and a settlement is reached.
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Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

  • Drunk driving collisions
  • Distracted driving collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side-swipe collisions
  • Intersection collisions

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