The Major Types of Car Accidents

In today’s world, many people get the opportunity to own cars, thus leading to an increase of vehicles on the roads. Car accidents are, therefore, everyday hazards for many people worldwide. Accidents are not a problem just on high-speed roads or busy streets; anyone behind the wheel is at risk of getting into an accident. Some car accidents are unavoidable; however, others are avoidable.

A car accident can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. It is therefore vital to get to identify the cause of accidents when it occurs to know who should be accountable for them. The type of accident determined by the nature of the injuries on a victim helps to know how much they should claim to be compensated for damages. Educating people and creating awareness among them can be very helpful in reducing injuries and fatalities for the parties concerned.

There are types of accidents that repeatedly occur, which are;

Rear-End Collision

Rear-end collision is one of the most dangerous accidents, and it occurs when a car crashes into the car in front of it. In this scenario, the driver to be blamed is usually in the rear. Rear-end collision occurs mainly from tailgating, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. This accident would lead to severe injuries, especially if the driver in the rear were overspeeding when the crash occurred.

T-Bone Accident

A T-bone accident is also a side-impact accident and one of the most dangerous collisions ever experienced. It mainly occurs at intersections when one vehicle crashes head-on into the side of another. T-bone accidents occur when a driver fails to give the right of way by running a red light, driving while distracted, or under the influence. To avoid these kinds of crashes, always slow down when approaching any junction, whether or not you have the green light. Side-impact collisions are usually sudden and unavoidable, thus causing fatal injuries like lacerations, bone fractures, internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, and death. To prevent such serious injuries, it is best always to put on your seatbelt and ensure everyone in the car does the same. 

Head-On Collision

Head-on collision commonly takes place when the front end of one car crashes into the front of another. People with a high possibility of experiencing head-on collision are the ones driving the wrong way down a one-way street or an exit ramp and crossing the median on a highway. Head-on collision accidents are not common, but they cause catastrophic injuries. In such accidents, it is easy to identify the one that caused the accident as the driver was driving in the wrong direction.

Rollover Accident

These accidents occur when a driver suddenly turns the steering wheel to avoid an obstacle on the road. The car may end up flipping onto its side, tumbling multiple times, and causing the car occupants to be ejected, thus leading to severe injuries or even deaths. The survival rate is usually significantly increased when the driver and the passengers fasten their seatbelts.