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Types of Car Accidents

While there are many types of car accidents, some are absolutely more common than others.

Bumped from Behind
Of all types of car accidents, rear end collisions are the most common and happen approximately 29% of the time (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). This happens when the rear driver collides with the vehicle in front of them.

Rear end collisions often occur during times of high traffic volume, at red traffic lights, or at stop signs. Although typically they happen at low speeds (opps, I didn’t see you stopping), they can also occur at faster speeds on highways and similar roads.

There are two primary causes of rear end collisions…

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving

Coming Right at You
Head-on collisions are another type of car crash… accounting for more than 10% of all motor vehicle accidents (Insurance Information Institute). A head on collision occurs when two cars collide from opposite directions. Head-on collisions are some of the deadliest types of car accidents and often result in victims succumbing to fatal injuries.

Some of the most common causes for head-on crashes include…

  • Motorists driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Drowsy driving

Crash from the Side
T-bone accidents occur when one car hits another in the center (creating a “T”). They typically happen at intersections where one motorist fails to adhere to the right of way and other traffic laws and occur almost as frequently as head-on collisions (Insurance Information Institute).

T-bone accidents are almost always caused by…

  • Driver negligence

But, can also be the result of…

  • Missing traffic light
  • Defective traffic devices
Types of Car Accidents

Where Did That Come From
Single car accidents are types of car accidents occur when a driver crashes into a fixed object.

Some of these objects can include…

  • Guard rails
  • Curbs
  • Ditches
  • Polls
  • Bridges
  • Trees or other shrubbery
  • Embankments
  • Posts

Single car accidents are cause by…

  • Impaired driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Aggressive driving

Opps… Didn’t See You
Sideswipe accidents are another type of crash that occurs when one motorist crashes into the side of another vehicle. They are not as common as some of the other types of car accidents nor are they as deadly.

Sideswipe accidents are the typically the result of…

  • Making unsafe lane changes
  • Failure to use a turn signal
  • Failure to stop
  • Speeding

No matter the type of accident, we are here to make the recovery process as easy and successful as possible.

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