According to Enjuris, most car accidents happen within 25 miles of home. This is likely because drivers tend to relax and become less alert in familiar territory. Other common causes of accidents include fatigue, speeding, recklessness, environmental conditions, distraction, medical impairment, and intoxication. Most car accidents don’t happen because drivers don’t know the roads, but because drivers are either careless or aren’t prepared for what happens on the roads. Keep reading to understand how the 4 most common types of car accidents happen and how you can avoid them.
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accidents, and are often caused by the car in front of you unexpectedly decelerating. However, if you are tailgating then you can just as easily cause the accident. Rear-end collisions frequently result in whiplash or worse injuries.
Tips for avoiding a rear-end collision, according to Today’s Collision.
Commonly referred to as a “T-bone” crash, side-impact collisions happen when one car impacts the side of another vehicle. Side-impact collisions are frequently caused by one driver failing to stop for another vehicle that has the right of way. Depending on how fast the offending car was driving, levels of damage can range from scratched bumpers to completely imploded car doors. Side-impact collisions are especially dangerous because the sides of vehicles have less space to absorb energy and shield passengers, according to Allstate.
Tips for avoiding a side-impact collision.
Head-on collisions are among the deadliest of auto accidents, according to AARP. Usually happening at high speeds, frontal-impact accidents occur when the front-end of the car hits another object, such as another vehicle, animal, tree, or other obstruction or obstacle on the road. The probability of head-on collisions increases any time there are additional road hazards such as snow, rain, ice or fog, Head-on collisions often result in devastating injuries such as internal damage, concussions, and dislocations. Most head-on crashes often result from a driver falling asleep, being distracted, traveling too fast in a curve, speeding, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to AARP.
Tips for avoiding a head-on collision
Also referred to as pile-ups, multi-vehicle collisions involve at least three cars colliding. These crashes often occur on busy roads, freeways, and highways. Because vehicles can collide with one another multiple times and at several angles, these collisions are often life-altering. Injuries can range from whiplash to paralysis to death.
Tips for avoiding a multi-vehicle collision
Unfortunately, sometimes even the safest drivers can’t avoid serious accidents. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, The Heilman Law Group can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or at 601-914-1025.
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