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Car accidents can occur at any time in just about any place and lead to property damage, serious injuries, and death. However, there are some places that are more prone to car accidents than others. Believe it or not, you have a greater chance of getting into a car wreck while driving locally rather than during a long road trip. Here are some of the most common places car accidents occur in and around DuPage County:
Parking lot accidents typically arise when two vehicles are parked back to back and both drivers back out at the same time. They may also happen when two drivers are backing out from neighboring spots in the opposite direction. In addition, when a parking lot is too small or jam-packed with vehicles, drivers of large vehicles may find it challenging to maneuver around and increase their risk of hitting another vehicle.
You may be surprised to learn that car accidents regularly happen in neighborhoods. Backing out of a driveway and into another vehicle driving by, crashing into parked vehicles, and side-swiping a vehicle in order to avoid a pedestrian or another vehicle in the road are all common occurrences in neighborhoods. Drivers also tend to feel too comfortable in their own neighborhoods, lose their alertness, and cause accidents as a result.
Chicago is a large metropolitan area near DuPage County. Drivers who commute to Chicago for work spend hours sitting in traffic and driving to and from work. These commuters may use their long commute time to engage in other activities like eating, brushing their hair, applying makeup, or reading while behind the wheel.
Additionally, they are likely tired from getting up early or working late, making it difficult for them to be fully alert while driving. Distracted driving and drowsy driving both lead to traffic accidents in metropolitan areas.
Vehicles at intersections may turn left, right, or travel straight through the intersection. When drivers fail to survey the intersection properly, make false assumptions about what other drivers intend to do, improperly judge the speed of other drivers, or proceed while their view is inhibited, an accident may occur.
Speak to Our Hinsdale Car Accident Lawyers
A car accident can leave you frustrated, confused, and upset, especially when it was not your fault. If you were injured in an accident, you should call our DuPage County car accident lawyers today at 630-920-8855. We’ll explain your legal options and ensure your rights are protected.