Urban and City Street Auto Accidents
Here at Tawwater Law Firm, we are committed to helping injury victims throughout the state of Oklahoma. Our legal expertise is especially helpful if you have been involved in serious car accidents that results in injuries or fatalities. While many of these incidents occur out in highways and rural roads, so many major accidents also occur on our city streets.
City Streets Pose Many Dangers to Motorists
Driving in the city can be quite dangerous given all of the hazards that are around. Major traffic and congestion can make intersections quite deadly, and even bumper-to-bumper traffic is not as safe as it seems, even if people are going slower than the speed limit. With stop and go traffic as well as long stretches where people may be speeding or driving recklessly, it's important that motorists take city streets seriously as they drive upon them.
More Vehicles Means Greater Danger
When more vehicles are on the road, that increases the chances of serious multi-car collisions. With more vehicles involved, the greater the danger to everyone on the road. Serious injuries and even potentially life-threatening injuries are a possibility. This is particularly important to consider if there is traffic during major events in the city, which also increases the likelihood of drunk driving, reckless driving, and even road rage.
Road Conditions and Road Work Can Be Quite Hazardous
Bad road conditions are a hazard anywhere you go, but it's especially true in city streets. If a street is covered in pot holes or has a number of major issues with overall condition and damage, it can be difficult or even inadvisable to drive on such streets given potential loss of control of your vehicle or poor traction.
In addition, on city streets, there may be road work being done. While this is performed in order to improve road conditions, the road work can actually make streets more dangerous. Lanes might but closed off or narrower, and it can be difficult to properly navigate streets that are undergoing serious renovation.
Poor Signage or Malfunctioning Signals Can Result in Accidents
Street lights, traffic signals, and basic traffic signs help motorists drive safely and responsibly, but there are many instances in which these do not work as they ought to or are not placed in a helpful or visible area. When this happens on a city street, traffic can be diverted to the wrong place, making accidents far more likely. The local officials should be taken to task for this type of negligence.
Pedestrians and Bicyclists Pose Hazards and Are at Risk for Injury
Cars and trucks aren't the only people on the road. Bicyclists and pedestrians can be potential accident victims or may be the cause of an accident on a city street. It's important that all drivers be responsible when sharing the road to make sure that no one is harmed while trying to get from point A to point B in the city.
Learn About Your Legal Options After an Auto Accident
For more information about your legal rights following a serious motor vehicle collision, it's important that you contact our personal injury law firm today. The legal team here at Tawwater Law Firm will work closely with you to ensure that you receive excellent counsel and guidance throughout the litigation process.