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When do car accidents happen most frequently?

Any time people drive in Louisiana, they are taking a risk. Chances are, they will get to their destination and back safely, but this is not guaranteed. There are other drivers on the road and people cannot control their actions. Even if they drive perfect, drivers could still end up in a car accident due to the negligence of others.

According to Louisiana State University, some times are more dangerous than others. Most accidents occur during rush hour in the evenings when there are more vehicles on the road. In 2017, the most likely hour to get in an accident is between 5 and 6 in the evening, when 1,738 accidents that involve injury or death have occurred. The hour with the fewest accidents is between 4 and 5 in the morning (234 accidents).

While some periods are more dangerous than others, accidents can occur at any time. There have been 20,733 accidents involving injury or death in 2017. Victims may have costly medical bills and miss work in addition to the pain and suffering from the accident. However, the victims may be entitled to compensation for these injuries.

As the statistics demonstrate, there are many accidents every year and many are injured as a result. These people may seek compensation from the other driver, if the accident was caused by that driver's negligence. In such situations, seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney can help victims of car accidents understand the legalities of their specific case and move forward with a solid plan of legal action. It can be very difficult to return to normalcy after serious accidents, but justice should always be served.

Source:, "Data Reports Section E - When Crashes Occur," accessed on June 13, 2017

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