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Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most?

Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most?

Car accidents are, by nature, unpredictable. There is no exact science to forecasting or preventing them. However, there are evident patterns in when and where crashes occur – and knowing these patterns can help reduce the risk of an incident. In this article, we cover a few common accident scenarios and what you can do in these situations to avoid becoming a statistic.

Neighborhoods

It may sound surprising, but the majority of car accidents happen close to home. In fact, a Progressive Insurance study from 2004 found that approximately 52% of all accidents occur within just five miles from a person’s home. Generally, we’re more likely to crash in our own neighborhoods than anywhere else.

This can be explained by our brain’s propensity for going on autopilot when we’re driving familiar routes. If you’ve ever arrived at a destination only to realize that you were in a trance-like state the entire drive, then you know this phenomenon. When we drive in familiar places, we tend to rely more on muscle memory than on our vigilance and active driving skills (dulling our ability to react to unexpected occurrences).

The two most important things you can and should do every time you drive is buckling up and stay alert. As long as you keep your mental faculties fully active, you will be a better, safer driver on the road.

Parking Lots

When you combine lots of cars in a compact space with stressed-out drivers all vying for limited parking spaces, you get a hotbed for accidents. Parking lots are arguably the place where most low-speed collisions occur. Common parking lot accidents include vehicles backing up into each other, vehicles backing up and getting clipped by passing vehicles, vehicles sideswiping other vehicles as they park, etc. While accidents at these sites very rarely result in significant injuries, the vehicle damages that often result can be expensive to repair.

Daily Commutes

In large sprawling metropolitan cities like Los Angeles, commuters spend hours each day stuck in traffic. Many commuters multitask behind the wheel, putting on makeup, fiddling with the radio, eating food, shaving, and even brushing their teeth. Additionally, people may feel physically exhausted or mentally frazzled from getting up early or from having a hard day at work. When you take all of these factors into consideration, it’s not hard to see why many crashes occur during rush hour.

What should you do if you’ve been injured in a car accident?  

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by another party, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced car accident lawyers at The Law Collective for immediate legal assistance. We can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. For a FREE comprehensive case evaluation, call us today at (213) 441-4000

Claim what’s rightfully yours, for you and your family

There is no excuse for what happened to you during the accident. Insurance companies will try to low ball you with a fast, easy offer-and it will look good at first-but you’re entitled to more than that.

Accidents happen, it’s what you do afterwards that counts. Life comes at you fast. Sometimes, faster than you ever imagined. The decisions you make in the immediate aftermath of your accident, and months after your accident, will have an everlasting effect on your daily life.

You need to:

As an accident victim, it’s extremely important that you take full advantage of all your options. Dealing with insurance companies on your own is your worst option. You owe it to yourself and your family to call the legal experts of The Law Collective Group to receive a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation.

Our team can be reached 24/7, 365 at (213) 441-4000

When it comes to protecting California’s most vulnerable communities against powerful, big business insurance bullies, there is no case that will go overlooked!

Work with award-winning attorneys you can trust, The Law Collective Group is the best-rated personal injury firm in Lancaster for one reason: we treat our clients like family. Our bilingual team is the best in California at winning fair and just case resolutions for our clients. We handle all types of personal injury cases. For a list of our most recent case type, please see out Practice Area page.

Some Recent Verdicts:

$17,120,000

Verdict for an 85-year-old man who had his right leg amputated after being struck by a Southland Transit Inc. bus. The jury was convinced to award punitive damages on top of other damages.

$3,000,000

Settlement for a motorcyclist who sustained neck and back injuries after being hit by a negligent driver at an intersection.

$1,500,000

Settlement for a client who was initially offered a $10,000 settlement by the insurance company. We negotiated a $1,500,000 settlement for him-an astronomical 14,900% improvement.

We understand this may be an extremely difficult time for you and your family, but we are here to help.

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