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The many dangers of rural roads

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2020 | Personal Injury

While many drivers think of rural roads on Texas as a place where they can be carefree, the nature of these roads actually dictates the exact opposite approach. Since these roads are isolated and unpredictable, drivers need to take extra care on rural roads to stay safe.

Many times, when drivers do not see traffic around them, they feel a sense of security and safety. However, this feeling is not always rooted in reality on rural roads. The twists and turns of these roads can make them unpredictable, especially when a driver is unfamiliar with where they are going. Moreover, danger could be lurking just around the corner in the form of an animal or a speeding driver. Just because a motorist does not see the danger in front of them does not mean that it does not exist.

In addition, the isolation of these roads also adds to the danger. Rural roads are not often lit, which makes them more dangerous to drive at night. Further, the isolation also lengthens the amount of time that paramedics would take to reach the scene of the accident. Then, the accident scene would also be more distant from the hospital. The first moments after the accident can make the difference between life and death, so rural roads are more dangerous than highways and city streets in that regard.

Drivers who have been injured in traffic accidents on any road should retain the services of a personal injury attorney. If their injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, they may be entitled to financial compensation for the harm that they have suffered. Their attorney may file a claim on their behalf and then try to negotiate a personal injury settlement with the insurance company. If not, they may file a lawsuit in court.