An average of 6 million accidents occur each year in the United States, according to Driver Knowledge. Operating a motor vehicle presents numerous dangers for drivers on the roadways and those dangers can lead to devastating injuries or even death.
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Listed below are the top 10 most dangerous roadways for drivers:
If you or someone you know have suffered property damage or injuries on one of these dangerous roadways, our Oklahoma City car accident lawyers can assist you with your claim.
Intersections and roadways present countless dangers for motorists. Some of the many dangers that motorists can encounter include the following:
The amount of traffic on the roads plays an intricate part of how safe the roadways are for drivers. The higher the traffic, the greater the chances a collision will occur.
Roads under construction can have exit signs and turns that are difficult to detect, which can cause confusion for drivers.
Holes or gaps in the roads can damage vehicles or cause them to collide, especially when a vehicle tries to avoid the hole.
When roadways are wet, it creates slick conditions that can cause a driver to hydroplane.
When it snows, the freezing temperatures can cause wet roads to turn to ice. In some cases, black ice is formed. Black ice is hazardous and, oftentimes, tough to detect when driving.
Road layouts can impact the flow of traffic, which can result in collisions.
Various circumstances can create dangerous intersections for drivers, however, some roads hold greater danger than others.
Every driver owes other individuals on the roads a “duty of care.” This means drivers are to operate their vehicle safely and avoid acting in a way that will bring harm to other drivers. When a driver breaches their duty of care and causes an automobile accident, compensation may be available for property damage and injuries.
However, in order to receive compensation, it must be proven that the other driver acted negligently and that their careless actions directly caused the accident.
Compensation is calculated in multiple forms such as medical expenses, property damage, and the types of injuries you suffered. In order to determine a reasonable amount of compensation, an experienced attorney needs to review the details of your case.
Compensation is intended to cover a victim’s medical expenses and damages caused by the negligent actions of another driver, however, insurance companies often give injured victims a difficult time. Insurance companies seek their own best interests, which means they will attempt to offer as little compensation as possible. In numerous cases, their low-ball offers don’t cover the high medical expenses and cost of any future treatment necessary for recovery.
Also, insurance companies are aware that most victims want to settle their case quickly, which typically means they will accept the first offer an insurance company makes. For this reason, insurance companies tend to get away with offering lower than what you deserve, in hopes that you will feel pressured to accept their first offer.
When you seek legal representation from our attorneys, you can trust that we will fight for every penny you deserve. We are fully aware of the insurance companies’ clever strategies and will ensure you don’t fall for their schemes. Our experienced attorneys will help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Although drivers can’t control poor road layouts or areas that are under construction, motorists can control how they prioritize safety when behind the wheel of a car. Safe driving can decrease traffic collisions and prevent injuries.
One of the ways a driver can use caution on the intersections is by not driving distracted. Distracted driving includes texting, changing the radio station, and applying makeup. It’s imperative to be completely focused while behind the wheel.
Also, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is never a good idea. Driving impaired affects your concentration and reaction time. Lastly, follow all traffic laws including speed limits and use turn signals when changing lanes. If you use these safety tips, you can help yourself and other drivers stay safe.
If you or a loved one were involved in an automobile accident, our team at Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys is prepared to help you determine what legal options are available for your case.
Our Oklahoma City car accident lawyers understand the frustration and stress you may feel, and we want to help alleviate some of your worries. Call our law office today at (405) 218-9200 or fill out our free consultation form.