Can You Guess the Three Most Common Types of Car Accidents?
Most people know that car accidents happen every day across the country but many people are surprised to learn how often they truly occur and what the most common types are. To learn more about these facts, keep reading. Then reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation if you have been injured in a car accident.
The statistics are alarming
Would you be surprised to learn more that more than 32,500 people are involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents each year? Millions are injured. Car accidents can happen in good weather or bad, they can happen with experienced drivers and with new drivers. They can happen to anyone. Today we are going to look at three of the most common types of car accidents in the United States.
- Rear-end car crashes are the most common type of car accident
- T-bone accidents are most common in intersections
- Pile-up or chain-reaction accidents
Rear-end crashes are the most common type of accident. They are often the result of a driver driving too close to the car in front of them. The rear driver then does not have enough time to stop when the car in front of them stops. Rear-end accidents can result in serious injuries and significant damages. In most cases, the second or following car is at fault for the accident.
T-bone accident, in which one car hits the side of another car, are most likely to happen in intersections. The most common cause is a driver not stopping at a stop sign or a traffic light. The best way to try and prevent this type of accident is to be sure to use caution when crossing an intersection. Even when your light turns green, look both ways to ensure there are no cars traveling at fast speeds toward.
A chain-reaction or pile-up accident happens when there is one accident (most often a rear-end crash) and that one accident triggers additional accidents. These accidents often make it challenging to determine fault because numerous drivers’ actions must be analyzed to find out who was negligent and to what degree.
Deciding whether or not to file a lawsuit
If you are injured in a car accident then one of the first questions you are likely to have is whether or not you should file a lawsuit. The answer will depend on several factors. First, were you injured? If you were not injured then you likely do not have cause to sue. Second, do you have evidence that another party is at fault? If you do not have proof then it can still be worth contacting a personal injury attorney because we may be able to investigate the accident for you.
The good news is that if you are involved in an accident, it is easy to find out what your best option is: Just contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.