The high-flying action and thrilling chase scenes that we so avidly engross ourselves in masterful productions of various Hollywood studios often reveal reckless driving and unsafe roadway behaviors. Often, it seems inevitable that scenes like these would cause accidents on the freeways as drivers may not have enough time to respond to the oncoming set of circumstances in an unsafe environment. Ironically though, the most common places that the majority of day-to-day accidents do not take place on the freeway. In fact, the majority of car accidents take place in very unsuspecting areas…
Recent studies have compiled data that conclude 52% of all car accidents happen within 5 miles of your home. This staggering number reveals that drivers, who travel to and from home on average of 2-3 times a day, are very comfortable with their neighborhood and often let their guard down as they near their residences. As a result, more than half of all motor vehicle accidents occur when drivers are near, or around their homes. Although all vehicle collisions are serious, residential car collisions could not only injure the drivers and/or passenger(s), but also hit small children or pedestrians who may have been near the site of the accident right before it happened. California car accident attorney Emery Ledger has dealt with thousands of car accident cases and knows how complicated the matter can amount to. In this instance, it is best to immediately contact an attorney who is experienced in car accident and traffic accident cases to protect you from unknown legalities while helping you to recover the most for any damages.
The second most common area for car accidents is parking lots. It is not uncommon for two cars to be backing out of oppositely positioned parking spots, or for a speeding car to swerve around a corner and hit an oncoming vehicle. These are all familiar situations that could be avoided if there were safer precautions taken by all drivers. Fortunately, parking lot car accidents usually occur at low impacted speeds, minimizing bodily and property damages; however, drivers usually sustain soft tissue injuries. Regardless of how, when, or where the accident may have occurred, it is always safest to consult a car accident attorney following the incident.
Following suit, the third most common place for car accidents is on surface streets. Millions of drivers use surface streets on their way to and from work, the bank, and the grocery market. Inevitably, a car accident is bound to occur, and many times it may not be your fault. You may simply find yourself the victim of another driver’s behavior. Many times, those impacted in a car accident may sustain serious bodily injuries and may require medical attention. You should not be force to pay for these expenses out of pocket, especially when you are not at fault.
We understand that being in a car accident is stressful and we want to help you focus on you recover quickly. If you would like to consult a personal injury lawyer regarding your case please contact a professional car accident lawyer from the Offices of Ledger & Associates for more information. Please give us a call at 1-800-300-0001 or visit the website at www.ledgerlaw.com.