The Texas highways are famously open and fun to drive. The many roads in the state, however, are also as dangerous as roads anywhere else. Because there are so many different environments within the state itself, driving conditions can be highly variable. There is the risk of fading attention when you’re on long, straight stretches. There is also the risk of getting into a big rig crash as the interstates in Texas are major routes for commerce. Depending upon where you are and when, the risks can change considerably.
In rural areas, there’s always a risk posed by slow-moving machinery on the highways. In some areas, farmers have nowhere to get between one field and the next except the highways and, sometimes, the interstates. Be sure that you pay attention to their vehicles. Most of them will be driving at less than 25 miles per hour. If you see one ahead, slow down. One of the best ways to avoid an accident and personal injury is to make sure that you react before a situation develops and this means making sure that farm equipment has adequate space on the road. Don’t pass such vehicles if you cannot see around them.
A big rig collision on remote Texas roads is a real danger. Remember that the drivers of these rigs have almost always been driving for a longer stretch of time than you have when you run into them. If a flat, boring stretch of road is challenging your attention span, assume it’s even worse for the truckers you encounter. Give them room and make sure that their mirrors are always visible to you. If you cannot see their mirrors, they cannot see you at all. If you see a truck drifting across lanes or showing other signs of a fatigued driver, get out of the way as soon as possible.
A vehicle accident lawyer can help you no matter where in the state your accident took place. Depending upon the circumstances of the wreck, you may be able to sue for damages. If negligence was the issue, the other driver may be liable. If it was a big rig that caused your accident, the driver or the company they work for may be liable for damages. In any case, it’s always worth it to talk to an attorney. If you have a good case, you may win a jury award or settlement.
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