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The two places where most car crashes occur

| Jul 14, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff |

Driving is a dangerous activity, which explains why government regulators require most motorists to carry auto insurance. You might think that the different safety features that manufacturers have incorporated into their vehicles would have enhanced safety. While that’s likely the case, there are many older vehicles without such technology on the road, and technology doesn’t address every risk factor.

Many people ask where it is that they’re most likely to become involved in a car accident. It’s most apt to occur in one of two places.

Your neighborhood

Most accidents occur within 25 miles of a person’s home. Transportation officials point out that this likely has to do with drivers paying less attention to their surroundings in areas where they feel most comfortable.

Parents often feel that it’s safe to allow their children to play or ride their bikes in their cul-de-sac with little supervision. This leaves children vulnerable to being struck by motorists coming out of their driveways or as they turn the corner onto the street.

At intersections

Accidents that happen at intersections are likely to result from motorists not obeying traffic signs or signals. Rear-end and T-bone crashes are often caused by motorists failing to yield the right of way in such instances.

Pedestrians are also vulnerable to getting struck at intersections as they cross from one side of the road to another.

What rights do you have if someone strikes you?

Many motorists suffer significant injuries when an auto accident occurs, especially when they happen at intersections. Your right to recover compensation in your case may be contingent upon your ability to prove liability. You may want to learn more about how to do that if you’ve been injured by a reckless or negligent driver.

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