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Rural Road Crashes

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Rural Road Accident Attorneys

Serving Kansas City, Independence, Blue Springs & Lee’s Summit

Rural roads are inherently dangerous. They are often dimly lit and lack clear markings. State highways in the country can also have high speed limits. When vehicles attempt to pass other vehicles on narrow, winding country roads, serious collisions can result.

At the Horn Law Firm, P.C., our experienced car accident attorneys have handled a number of complex cases involving crashes that occurred on rural roads in Missouri, Kansas and throughout the Midwest.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rural road accident or a crash on a state highway, we can provide a free consultation about your legal rights and options.

The Dangers of Rural Roads

There are many locations where accidents on rural roads are common and are too often deadly. Consider the following statistics concerning fatal accidents that have occurred within the past decade in rural areas of Missouri:

County Major Cities Traffic Fatalities
Cass County Harrisonville, Archie 116
Pettis County Sedalia 91
Lafayette County Higginsville, Odessa 85
Henry County Clinton 65
Vernon County Nevada 63
Cooper County Boonville 60
Ray County Richmond 50

When a crash happens in these and other rural areas, there may be few witnesses due to the limited traffic. This makes it crucial to call the police after an accident.

You should also work with an attorney who is experienced in handling rural road and state highway accidents. For instance, your lawyer will help you to find an accident reconstruction expert who can prove the cause of the accident if there were no witnesses to corroborate your version of events.

Semi-Trucks on Rural Roads

Another problem with rural roads is that many of the vehicles that use them are large semi trucks. Sometimes, semi-truck drivers will drive more hours than permitted by law, resulting in fatigue. Driver fatigue, combined with the dangers posed by the large trucks themselves, can often lead to serious rural road accidents in Kansas or Missouri.

In Missouri alone, there were 39 fatal accidents and 642 injury-causing accidents involving single unit trucks. Multi-unit vehicles in Missouri were involved in an additional 52 deadly crashes and 1,073 injury crashes.

Talk to a Lawyer about Your Rural Road/State Highway Accident in Missouri or Kansas

Victims of rural road accidents may be entitled to significant financial compensation to help cover medical expenses and other losses.

If you have been injured in a rural road accident, contact The Horn Law Firm, P.C., to learn more about your ability to recover for the harm you have suffered. We serve all communities in Missouri and Kansas and across the Midwest.

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