Auto Accidents on Rural Roads are a Frequent Occurrence
Car accidents happen every day on roads all across America. While there are fewer drivers traveling on rural roads at any given time, statistically speaking, these roads have the highest number of car accidents. These accidents may vary in severity, but collectively, they result in millions of dollars’ worth of property damage and financial loss for those who are involved. Auto accidents on rural roads in the Oklahoma area often result in personal injuries that leave victims with a pile of medical bills and the hardship of lost wages. For these victims, it is important to have the legal advice of an experienced attorney who understands the common causes of auto accidents and one who is prepared to fight diligently for just compensation. The attorneys at Tawwater Law Firm have collected large settlements for victims of auto accidents on rural roads and can help you as well.
Causes of Rural Road Accidents
Like accidents that take place on crowded urban roads, there are many potential causes of rural road auto accidents. However, statistics do show that there are some factors that seem to be a particular problem for rural roads and are frequently noted as the cause of rural road auto accidents; some of these reasons include:
- Distracted driving: Whether it is because of the open space or the lack of heavy traffic, drivers seem more prone to participate in distracted driving while on rural roads. Some of the most common forms of distracted driving include texting and/or talking on the phone while driving, playing with the radio, or focusing on passengers in the vehicle instead of on the road.
- Driving under the influence: DUIs, or cases of driving under the influence, are also a frequent problem on rural roads. Percentage wise, DUI accidents happen more frequently on rural roads than they do on urban roads.
- Reckless/negligent driving: Another problem that seems to be highly prevalent on rural roads is reckless and/or negligent driving. These practices include driving at excessive speeds, failing to wear a seatbelt, and failing to follow posted road signs.
Damages in Rural Road Accidents
Another fact about rural road accidents is that they are more likely to result in serious injury or death. Again, there are many reasons that this may be the case, one of which is the fact that it can take longer for emergency medical personnel to arrive at these out of the way locations. Whatever the reason, these injuries are likely to result in significant damages, both emotionally and financially. Our attorneys can help to sort out these damages and will fight to ensure that our clients are compensated generously for the damages that have been suffered.
If you are suffering from the aftermath of an auto accident, it is important to have a compassionate and experienced attorney on your side, fighting to ensure that your rights are protected. The attorneys at Tawwater Law Firm can do just that. We have helped numerous clients collect the compensation they deserve for damages suffered as the result of an auto accident. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your accident and find out how we can help you. We look forward to hearing from you.