Many Texas roads, highways and intersections are dangerous. However, some are more dangerous due to roadway structure or other circumstances. If you pass through these hazardous areas on foot or in a vehicle, you are more apt to sustain injuries due to an accident.
Five intersections top the list
Statistics show five areas where the most accidents occur. The most dangerous intersections in Dallas are:
- Gaston Avenue and Grand Avenue
- Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway
- Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue
- LBJ Freeway and Coit Road
- Preston Road and Royal Lane
Staying safe in these intersections
If you travel through these intersections, you can take several steps to keep yourself, your passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists safer. Exercise caution, especially when traveling through construction zones where you may encounter obstacles or narrower lanes. Avoid speeding, tailgating, lane changing and other aggressive behaviors that can distract you. Slow down in areas with complex road structures; this tip is essential if you are unfamiliar with an area. Weather conditions such as ice storms or thunderstorms can make driving treacherous. Avoid traveling during these times if you can.
Driving anywhere in Dallas can be dangerous. However, if you remain aware of these dangerous intersections and take additional precautions, you may reduce your chances of being in a mishap.
If you sustain car accident injuries
Some motor vehicle accidents, especially those involving larger vehicles and trucks, can result in catastrophic injuries. Pedestrians and cyclists are at a higher risk of sustaining injuries because of the angle at which vehicles strike them. Some severe injuries require extensive medical treatment plus months or years of physical and occupational therapy. You may even become permanently disabled depending on what parts of your body are injured.
Insurance settlements often are insufficient to cover the financial hardship caused by a catastrophic injury. Victims may be able to file a legal claim against the driver causing the accident. You may use funds from a successful lawsuit to compensate for lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.