What You Should Know about Auto Accidents in Rural Mohave County
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports an increasing number of rural Mohave County traffic accidents each year, and the ever-growing numbers of injuries and fatalities reported in these incidents disturb us. Nearly 1,100 car crashes happen outside of the major cities in the county each year, and these accidents account for nearly 38 percent. Of the roughly 45 deaths that are reported in Mohave County each year, more than 82 percent occur in crashes that happen in rural areas. The same large numbers apply to injury victims; more than 47 percent of the roughly 1400 crash-related injuries in the county happen in rural areas.
What You Can Do about Rural Mohave County Traffic Accidents
Although not all rural Mohave County traffic accidents are preventable, there are ways that you can help keep yourself, your passengers, and other drivers on the road safe from unnecessary accidents and injuries. Some of the best prevention tips you can apply as a driver include the following:
- Drive awake. Too many people drive while fatigued and fatigue can cause serious problems on rural roads, where not everything is always as it seems.
- Drive present. Multitasking is a normal part of life today, but when you’re driving, it is important to put away your cell phone, clear your mind, and keep focused on just one task.
- Drive defensively. Pay attention to other drivers on the road, anticipate their moves, and don’t be afraid to get off the road, move over, or slow down to get away from an aggressive or negligent driver.
Why You Should Talk to a Rural Mohave County Traffic Accident Attorney
After you’ve suffered injuries in a rural Mohave County traffic accident, you may not realize it, but you’ll need help from a skilled personal injury attorney. The Husband and Wife Law Team will do whatever is necessary to help you get a fair settlement to cover medical expenses, personal trauma and emotional suffering, damages to your motor vehicle, your time away from work without pay, and more. To talk about your options, make your voice heard, and ensure that your case is filed within the statute of limitations, contact the Breyer Law Offices, P.C.