Residents typically lock their doors and shut their windows in the city and take fewer safety precautions in the country, but could there be more reason to be fearful of serious injuries or fatalities in the country?
A Recent Study Suggests the Country May Be More Dangerous Than the City
A recent study published in in the Annals of Emergency Medicine dispelled many common myths about the dangers of living in urban versus rural areas. According to the findings of the study, it may be safer to live in a Missouri city than in the countryside. There were several reasons for this, but perhaps the most important finding was that car accident fatalities, and other serious injuries, were more common in rural areas than in urban areas.
One of the reasons why car accidents may result in more significant injuries in rural areas is because of the speed with which cars travel when they are not encumbered by traffic lights, other cars, and urban congestion.
Get the Help You Need if You’ve Been Catastrophically Hurt Anywhere in Missouri
While it may be safer to live in a Missouri city than in a rural area, it is important to know what to do if you are seriously hurt anywhere in the state. Specifically, it is important to contact an experienced Missouri personal injury lawyer who can help you with your recovery. For more information, please call one of our Missouri personal injury attorneys today at 573-348-0700 or 888-573-2670, and please read our FREE book, The Lies Smart People Believe About Missouri Insurance Claims.