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Where Do Most Car Accidents Happen?

Car accidents happen every day.  Every year, there are over 6 million car accidents in the US and some estimates hold that 3 out of every 4 drivers have experienced an accident at some point in their lives.

How likely is it that you will get into an accident? It depends on the exact location and time you are driving. We are going to cover some of the most common places where car accidents happen. Knowing these facts can make you more vigilant while in accident hotspots.

Parking Lots

Although they are generally small and not serious, a very large portion of car accidents occur in parking lots. This makes sense, after all, parking lots have a lot of cars packed tightly together. It is relatively easy to not notice an oncoming vehicle in your blind spot while pulling out. So be extra vigilant in parking lots to avoid those annoying fender benders.

Rural Highways

You might think that many more accidents happen in the city than in the country. The densely packed structure of cities and congested roads are normally assumed to cause a lot of accidents. But actually, more fatal accidents happen in rural areas rather than urban areas. The main reason why is that rural areas normally have high-speed highways. Congested cities have low speed limits.

Stoplights

It should come as no surprise that most rear-ends happened at stoplights. Most of the time, it’s because of inattentive drivers. Rear-end collisions at stoplights are usually not serious, but they can cause damages and certain kinds of whiplash injuries.

Late Afternoon/Evenings

AS is expected, whenever there are more cars on the road the rate of accidents increases. During the daytime, most people are either at school, home, or work. When the afternoon and evening rolls around though, more people are out on the road. The most dangerous times to be out driving a car are between 3PM-6PM.

At the same time, summertime and the early fall have more accidents as more people are out on road trips.

Your Neighborhood

According to statistics, most car crashes happen within 25 miles of a person’s residence. That may sound surprising at first, but it should make sense. After all, have you ever found your way home after work and don’t remember the trip? When we are in familiar places, we tend to go on autopilot. The familiarity of your neighborhood is more likely to make you lose concentration and not pay attention.

So be extra vigilant when you are driving around where you live. The problem is driving in your neighborhood makes you rely on muscle memory, instead of active driving skills.

Dealing with the ramifications of a recent injury or car accident and wondering where to start? Contact Hurst Limontes LLC today to learn more about how we can help with your car accident injury case.

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Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of Hurst Limontes LLC and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney