An accident can happen almost anywhere, but there are a few places in particular where drivers should do their best to avoid dangerous car accidents. Unfortunately, even if you do your best to drive safely, not everyone around you will always be as responsible. So if you get hurt in an accident and believe that the blame lies with someone else, you should talk to a car accident lawyer in Queens.

What Are Frequent Locations for Car Accidents?

Some places where car accidents frequently occur include:

Parking lots: There are lots of cars and lots of potential distractions. Someone who is not paying attention can easily cause an accident.

On daily commutes: People on their commute are often tired. They can get distracted too. There’s also usually a significant amount of traffic, so some accidents are certainly to be expected.

On rural roads: The higher speed limits, poor lighting, and a relative lack of police compared to city streets probably contribute to many accidents on two-lane roads that travel through more rural areas of this state.

Close to home: Many fatal accidents actually occur within 25 miles of a victim’s home. You would think that your risk would be lower on the local roads that you know, but sometimes people can space out when they are familiar with your surroundings. This just shows you that you absolutely need to pay attention whether you are driving somewhere new or taking the same route home for the thousandth time.

What Are Some Common Injuries in Car Accidents?

Car accidents can cause all sorts of injuries ranging from minor scrapes to serious ailments that could be with you for life. If you experienced any of the following, you should seek out compensation:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Ligament tears
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury

Some of these injuries can stick with you, affecting your ability to work or enjoy life. People who cause car accidents need to be held accountable.

Are Car Accidents That Occur at Low Speeds Less Dangerous?

Low-speed accidents often occur in neighborhoods and parking lots. Some drivers assume that these types of accidents cannot do too much damage, but that is simply untrue. Even accidents at slow speeds can cause injuries, including whiplash, a serious neck and head injury. Always get yourself checked out by a medical professional after an accident, no matter how minor the collision seems.

What Can Compensation Cover After Car Accidents?

Your compensation should help cover the expenses from the accident and make up for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Our lawyers can help you fight for a fair compensation offer that has been calculated with all of the following in mind:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are ready to move forward with a personal injury case, contact the Law Offices of George Poulos. We can schedule a consultation where our legal team can tell you more about the potential value of your case.