As a city dweller, travelling via car is a part of your daily routine. You probably do not give a second thought to hopping in the car for a quick errand. Your morning commute is as ingrained as that cup of coffee you have before you leave. However, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it has changed the way you view car transportation. Auto accidents on urban roads are far too common. Though they are less likely to be fatal than rural accidents, these collisions can still lead to life-altering injuries or death. If you have been involved in an accident for which you were not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Urban accidents can be tricky, since there may be more than one negligent party at fault. The attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will work hard to determine exactly what happened and get your full amount of damages. To learn more about auto accidents and urban roads, contact our Daytona Beach practice today.
Urban vs. Rural Auto Accidents
Like many people, you may assume that urban accidents are far more dangerous than rural crashes. After all, there are more people on the roads. Drivers must also navigate the perils of congestion, sudden stops, and a large number of pedestrians. However, while there are certainly a large number of urban crashes, fatal accidents are more likely to occur on rural roads. According to a 2009 report from the CDC, the nation’s 50 most highly populated areas contain 50 percent of the country’s population. However, only 40 percent of fatal accidents occurred in these regions.
Despite the dangers of rural driving, city dwellers spend significant amounts of time in the car. This fact, coupled with the higher population in cities, means that urban accidents are more common than rural crashes. Although fewer fatalities occur in the cities, urban accidents can result in severe, life-changing injuries.
Types of Urban Accidents
There are a number of factors that can cause city auto accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, some of the most common types include:
- One driver running a red light or stop sign (22 percent)
- A tailing driver rear ending a stopped or stopping car (18 percent)
- Driving off the road (14 percent)
- Accidents involving left turns into incoming traffic (9 percent)
Were You Involved in an Urban Accident?
If you were involved in an urban accident, you may be able to collect financial compensation. Whether the accident involved one of the scenarios listed above or different circumstances were involved, a car crash can dramatically affect your life. Though no amount of money can make up for your grief or stress, financial compensation can cover:
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Additionally, if an auto accident resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one, the money can help cover funeral expenses, medical bills, and financial support for your family.
Contact Us for Outstanding Legal Representation
There could be a number of parties responsible for your car accident, including the other driver, vehicle manufacturers, or those responsible for road maintenance. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to uncover all the facts surrounding your accident. Then they will fight to get you the money you deserve. Contact our office today for a consultation.