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Huntsville Automobile Accident Attorneys There's No Place Like Home

Huntsville Automobile Accident Attorneys There's No Place Like Home: We've all heard it said that most car wrecks occur close to home, but I wondered if this was true or just another platitude, so I did a little research on the questions. Turns out, it is true.

23% of all automobile accidents occur within 1 mile of the driver's home. 52% of wrecks happen within 5 miles of home, and 69% within 10 miles of the driver's residence.

I could not calculate the number of times I have pulled into my driveway at the end of the day or pulled into my office parking lot without recalling anything I did or passed on the drive home. I was on "autopilot." I'm sure many of those reading this blog have experienced the same thing. Operating a car in a familiar environment can easily lead to this type of passive, muscle-memory type driving instead of the defensive driving we really need to practice on the Alabama roadways.

Sticking parked cars was the number one auto accident which caused close to the driver's house, followed by hitting a wall and reversing into a vehicle behind them. A more serious type of wreck occurs when the driver pulls out of their driveway onto a side road.

When you are in a 4,000 pound motor vehicle, it doesn't take much to injure the driver or someone else, so be alert at all times, especially when you are near home.

If you were injured in an automobile accident in the Metro Huntsville Alabama region* and you have questions about your rights, don't hesitate to contact and talk to one of the experienced attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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Huntsville Automobile Accident Attorney There's No Place Like Home

* includes the cities and towns of Gurley, Harvest, Hazel Green, Madison, Moores Hill, New Hope, New Market, Owens Cross Roads, Redstone Arsenal, Triana, Toney, Mooresville, Belle Mina, Normal, Brownsboro, Ryland, Valhermoso Springs, Harvest, Capshaw, Meridianville, Laceys Spring, Somerville, Maysville, Brownsboro, Chase, Roseboro, Greenbrier.

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