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Why Do Car Accidents Happen Around Airports?

 Posted on October 25, 2021 in Car Accidents

TX injury lawyerIt is a commonly quoted fact that you are more likely to get into a car accident on your way to or from the airport than you are to get in a plane crash. This is very true - the sheer amount of traffic around airports can increase the risk of an accident. The commonality of car accidents near airports presents a danger to locals and travelers alike. If you were hurt in a car accident near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, you will want to contact a lawyer with experience handling car accident cases in the area as soon as you can. Evidence like road debris tends to be cleaned up - and lost - rapidly after an accident on a busy road. You will need your lawyer to begin his investigation promptly.

What Dangerous Driving Behaviors Cause Accidents Near Airports?

Anyone who has traveled by air in modern times knows what a chaotic hassle the entire experience can be. However, this is no excuse for drivers to drive carelessly on their way to or from the airport. Here are some common problematic driving behaviors that often cause accidents near airports:

  • Rushing and speeding - Drivers who are running late for their flight are prone to speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights, and taking other risky actions in an effort to get to the airport on time. Locals may also become frustrated with airport traffic and try to speed through it.
  • Unfamiliar roads - Thousands of visitors to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area rent vehicles at the airport and run into trouble with navigation. People driving in an area they are not familiar with may not see their exit coming up and abruptly swerve, or start to get off at the wrong exit and back up. Or, they may overcorrect to avoid making a wrong turn.
  • Exhaustion - Between jet lag, early or late flight times, and the general tiredness that travel brings can cause drowsy drivers to get into an accident.
  • Distraction - People rushing to make a flight tend to be distracted. They may take their eyes off the road to attend to their children in the backseat, check on luggage, look at their flight schedule, or text someone an update.
  • Intoxication - Vacationers and business travelers alike tend to imbibe during travel. Some people feel that alcohol or drugs calm them down if they are nervous fliers. However, a calm airline passenger is not a safe driver if substances were involved.

While many of these factors are understandable, none of them is an excuse for causing a car accident and injuring someone.

Call a Dallas Dangerous Highway Accidents Attorney

If you were hurt in a car accident near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, you will need a qualified Dallas car accident accidents lawyer with local experience. Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., may be able to recover compensation for you. Call 214-221-5800 as soon as you can after the accident to schedule a free consultation and so we can begin our investigation quickly.



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