Dallas, Fort Worth and the surrounding cities form a large metropolis connected by an web of busy expressways. Commuting on a city’s highways can be a harrowing experience, with speeding drivers whizzing by at some points and stop-and-go traffic jams at others. But as you drive out of these crowded cities, the roads suddenly grow quiet and empty, much of it surrounded by sparsely populated farmland, pastures and oil fields. The solitude and peacefulness belies the fact that rural roads are actually the most deadly, accounting for more than half of highway deaths despite having less than one-quarter of the population.
Berenson Injury Law has been representing Texans injured in car crashes for close to 40 years. Based in Fort Worth, our firm regularly handles claims arising from accidents that occurred on the rural roads in surrounding communities. We understand the unique aspects of rural road accidents and assertively pursue your rights to recovery.
Texas’s transportation system includes close to 128,000 miles of rural state highways, 50,000 of which are farm-to-market roads. Unless travelling within the Dallas-Fort Worth area or on a major highway, these rural roads make up the vast portion of the North Texas system. Drivers are at heightened risk of accidents on these roads because of
A head-on collision is twice as likely on a rural road as on an urban road. This statistic is significant because head-on collisions have a high rate of fatalities. While only two percent of traffic crashes are head-on, this type of crash causes 10 percent of all traffic deaths. Those who survive typically sustain severe injuries, including burns, brain damage and paralysis.
Rural roads create the prefect condition for a head-on collision. Many rural roads are two lanes of opposite travelling traffic divided only by a centerline or a shallow median strip. Most head-on rural road crashes involve a speeding, tired, drunk and/or distracted driver who veers into oncoming traffic. With no barrier to stop him, the driver collides head-on with an oncoming vehicle.
Time is of the essence to treat patients, especially those who are bleeding heavily. Compounding the repercussions of crashing on a rural road, emergency responders will take much longer to reach these accident victims and rural hospitals are often not equipped to handle serious injuries.
Our Dallas Forth injury lawyer handles claims that occur on rural roads in the surrounding North Texas communities. Call Berenson Injury Law for a free case evaluation to learn more about your options for recovery.
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While we are proud to call Fort Worth home, we are also more than happy to help injured people living all throughout Texas. Whether it's a car accident on the interstate or a backcountry road, we have years of experience and will fight tirelessly until our clients get what they deserve!