Although rural areas are home to less than one-fifth of the population in America, more than half of all crash-related deaths occur in such places. Pedestrian, bicycle, and non-fatal accidents also occur more frequently in rural settings.
Small towns may lack adequate enforcement of speed limits and red lights, and may also have inadequate roads and signage posted. About 20% of car accident deaths occur when a vehicle leaves the road and crashes into a fixed object, such as a utility pole, tree, or barrier. In rural areas, collisions with animals, especially deer, are fairly common. Better enforcement and simple traffic engineering changes could make rural roads safer in Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg car accident lawyers at the Moyles Law Firm help crash victims recover compensation for their injuries. People who are injured in a car crash may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us at 412-281-1055 in Pittsburgh or 717-233-5400 in the Harrisburg area, or contact us online. We represent clients throughout central and western Pennsylvania, and we offer free consultations to people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents.