Have you just been in a car accident? As you start looking for a car accident lawyer, you may also wonder how many accidents the average person has been in. The answer depends on a few factors.

The Average Number of Car Accidents

Most people are going to be in about four car accidents during their lifetime. That may sound like a lot, but that’s only one accident every 18 years.

Decreasing Your Risk of Car Accidents

  • Take a defensive driving course. Often, the greatest risks on the road are the other drivers. A defensive driving course will help you react more swiftly to threats, teaching you the best ways to react to unexpected dangers.
  • Make sure you don’t drive while distracted. Talking on the phone, using a touch screen or trying to text and drive can all be dangerous. Always remain alert while driving.
  • Drive when fewer vehicles are on the road. Driving in heavy traffic is a surefire way to get into an accident, such as a bumper-to-bumper collision. If you can drive away from heavy traffic, you may be able to reduce frustration as well as your risk.

The best takeaway from all this is that most people are going to get into an accident from time to time. You shouldn’t experience financial devastation from such a common occurrence. If you’ve been in an accident recently, contact the professionals at Martin & Helms.