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Why accidents happen most closest to home

Most accidents that take place in America occur within 25 miles of a person's home. This is partially because a West Virginia motorist might relax more when driving in familiar surroundings. It is also largely because most driving that a person does is relatively close to home. In many cases, people may go into autopilot when driving in familiar surroundings, which means they are relying more on muscle memory than actual technique.

Drivers can enhance their safety by being alert at all times no matter where they are going. They should also wear their seat belt each time they are behind the wheel. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a common reason drivers don't wear a seat belt is because they aren't traveling far. Although drivers may be familiar with their neighborhood, events may occur that are out of their control.

For instance, another car could brake suddenly or a child could cross the road unexpectedly. It is also possible that a vehicle could malfunction at any time, and drivers who are not ready for these problems could get into a crash simply because they let their guard down.

Those who are injured in crashes caused by negligent driving may be able to take legal action against the driver who caused the crash. An attorney may provide assistance to those who are seeking damages after an accident caused by a driver who was distracted, impaired or going too fast for road conditions. It may be possible to recoup the cost of medical bills incurred both in the present and the future. Lost wages and lost future earnings may also be part of any settlement or jury award.

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