Why Rural Roads Are Not As Safe As People Think

Why Rural Roads Are Not as Safe as People Think

Georgia is known for its country backroads that are both isolated and unpredictable. These, and several other factors, make these rural roads even more dangerous than highways. Even though cars may be largely absent from these roads, it does not mean that motorists can drive with abandon here.

Even those who live in the area can sometimes struggle with rural roads. The area is dark, and it is very difficult for drivers to see at night. The rural nature of the setting also means that there can be animals on the road. The road itself can be winding with its own twists and turns. This limits drivers’ visibility to the point where they can often not see cars coming around the bend. Combined with the fact that other drivers may be speeding since they think that nobody is around, there is pronounced danger.

Police do not patrol these roads the same as they do busier thoroughfares. The absence of police means that people feel that they have the freedom to drive more recklessly without the risk of a ticket. Drivers who are injured will also have a more difficult time receiving prompt medical help at the scene of the accident. Even after paramedics arrive, it will take longer to get the accident victim to the hospital, increasing the chances that injuries will grow more severe.

Accident victims may be able to recover damages when they have been injured in a crash. Damages can include economic injuries such as medical bills and lost wages as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering. They should consider contacting an auto accident injury attorney to learn more about their legal rights and how they would file a claim for compensation. Then, the lawyer may assist in negotiating the settlement agreement with the insurance company.

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