Car accidents happen, and they often cause serious injuries. While no two car accidents are exactly alike, those that happen most frequently fall into several basic categories. If another driver’s negligence causes you to be injured in a car accident, reach out to an experienced car accident attorney for the professional legal counsel you’re looking for.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that rear-end accidents are some of the most common and most dangerous traffic crashes on our roads. In fact, in 2019, all the following statistics apply:
Sideswipe accidents occur when one motorist brushes or pushes against the side of another vehicle with the side of his or her own vehicle, and in 2019, they were one of the top 4 causes of both traffic fatalities and injury-causing accidents. Being nudged from the side by another vehicle is not only immensely dangerous in its own right, but can also push the sideswiped vehicle into the path of another lane of oncoming traffic.
Head-on accidents are every bit as dangerous as they are terrifying for everyone involved. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), as a driver’s speed increases, it significantly decreases the safety benefits of vehicle improvements such as structural design tweaks and airbags. By the time vehicles hit highway speeds, head-on collisions are closely associated with severe neck and brain injuries.
T-bone accidents occur when one vehicle drives headlong into the side of another. These accidents are very common to intersections, and distraction, excess speed, or impairment are often the underlying cause. T-bone accidents are especially dangerous for all the following reasons:
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