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Where could car accidents take place?

| Mar 1, 2021 | Car Accidents

Accidents happen in unexpected places. Traveling at night around Colorado may contribute to drivers’ worries while daylight hours in familiar settings put drivers at ease, but maybe the drivers feel too much at ease. Accidents could occur in many standard locations and often right after starting a car.

Accidents may take place anywhere

A sad truth is that fatal accidents could result from mishaps right in front of someone’s house. An Austrian study reveals that 25% of vehicle accidents happen within the first three minutes of driving. Given that many trips start from familiar locations, such as work, home or a local store, a driver may crash even if they’re familiar with road conditions.

Of course, someone may travel to an unfamiliar area during rush hour. After parking on an unfamiliar street and potentially suffering from many pedestrian and traffic distractions, pulling out of a parking space might lead to an immediate collision.

Parking lots also serve as locations for accidents. Close-quarters, congestion and confusion don’t always add up to safety. On a day with inclement weather, a driver could find their car sliding right after putting it into motion. The vehicle may only slide a little bit and hit a parked car, or it might cause a serious accident.

Always be on the alert for potential accidents

Any belief that a car accident won’t happen at the beginning of a road trip could prove disastrously inept. Drivers must never take their attention away from caution, especially in certain situations. When pulled over on the shoulder of the road, the time comes to pull away eventually. On a highway, doing so requires significant care due to the traffic.

Car accidents resulting from negligence may lead to personal injury lawsuits. It’s important for victims of car crashes to retain legal assistance to help them pursue compensation for their injuries.

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