There’s More Chance for Certain Types of Accidents to Occur Close to Home
You don’t have to be inside a motor vehicle to be hurt in an accident or collision involving one. If you’re a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle, your injuries could be quite severe, as you wouldn’t have the metal frame of a vehicle protecting you.
Pedestrian activity is often higher in residential neighborhoods than it may be near highways and other roads on which motorists travel. Thus, when driving close to your home, be aware that your odds of accidentally striking a pedestrian may be greater than they usually are.
Most People Do Most of Their Driving Near Home
It’s worth acknowledging the obvious when covering the reasons motor vehicle accidents tend to occur within close proximity of victims’ homes: most people do most of their daily driving near where they live.
You may be an exception. Whether it’s due to your job or some other element of your lifestyle, perhaps you drive far from home on a routine basis. However, the average motorist is usually operating their vehicle within 25 miles of home. It thus makes perfect sense that this is where most accidents would happen.
Pay attention to your pace as you get closer to home while driving. Some people are eager to get home because they’re returning from work or otherwise just wish to get home as soon as possible. These drivers may not even realize that they start to speed as they get closer to their houses or apartments.
You might think you don’t have to worry about any of this because you are a responsible driver who exercises caution at the wheel. While that may be so, you must remember you can’t control the decisions others make on the road.
If you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident in Massachusetts, an attorney may help you pursue the compensation for which you could be eligible. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., a Boston car accident lawyer can review your case and inform you of your legal options. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at (617) 742-1900 to schedule a free consultation.