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Where do car accidents happen most often?

Most Baton Rouge area drivers will get into at least one car accident during their driving career. Fortunately, most of these accidents are minor fender-benders but occasionally a serious car accident occurs where a victim’s life is changed forever. Baton Rouge area residents may wonder where car accidents occur the most.

Of course, a car accident can occur anywhere but there are certain places that are more prone to accidents. These include:


Many driver’s education teachers will teach their students that most accidents happen within 5 miles of their homes. The majority of accidents occur close to home and in a person’s own neighborhood. When a person is close to home their brain may be on auto pilot and not as attentive to their surroundings.  They may not use their active driving skills.

Parking lots

Combining drivers backing out of parking spots, pedestrians, and stressed out drivers looking for parking, parking lots are a common place for accidents to occur. Common parking lot accidents include vehicles backing into someone else, vehicles sideswiping others, and pedestrians getting injured.

Daily commutes

When a Baton Rouge driver is in their daily commute they may not always be focused on driving. Multitasking happens a lot during a commute including putting on makeup, talking on the phone, eating breakfast, shaving, etc. Any distracted driving activity is a recipe for an accident.

When a person is involved in a serious accident it can be life changing. If a person is seriously injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses and review the police report to determine what happened and who is at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.

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