It’s hard to believe, but approximately 2 million people lose their lives because of auto accidents each year. These crashes are all different in the way they happen, but the vast majority of them can fall into a handful of categories.
Here are the most common types of car accidents that motorists and their passengers could experience:
- Rear-end crashes: With the rise of smartphones, rear-end car crashes are more prevalent than ever. In most of these cases, it’s a sign that the rearward driver was doing something wrong, like tailgating, speeding or being distracted from paying attention to the road ahead.
- T-bone accidents: The t-bone collision is extremely dangerous because it involves one car crashing into the side of another car. In these accidents, drivers and passengers can get crushed by the t-boning car. They often happen at intersections and when cars are pulling out into traffic or making left turns across traffic.
- Single car accidents: Single car accidents are usually the fault of the driver of the car that gets into the crash. The driver might be drunk, take a turn too quickly, hydroplane on a patch of water or lose control after hitting some ice. It’s also possible that the driver was distracted and not paying attention to the road.
- Fender-benders: These are the mildest form of accident, but they’re the most common and — in rare instances — they can cause serious injuries at low speeds. In most cases, though, the people involved in these crashes survive without injury.
Were you involved in a car crash like those described above? If you also suffered a serious injury as a result, you might want to investigate who was at fault and who might be liable for the costs related to your injuries and damages.