Examining the Most Common Auto Accidents and Their Injuries
Car crashes come in all types, severity, and sizes. However, some types of accidents are far more common than others. Learn more about the crashes most commonly experienced by drivers, including the types of injuries that one may sustain, and discover how a seasoned attorney can increase your chances of receiving full and fair compensation.
Of all the two-vehicle accidents that occur, rear-end crashes are the most common. Typically caused by a negligent driver who was either distracted or following too closely, these accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including whiplash, facial fractures, and spinal cord injuries.
Although there is little that one can do to reduce their risk of a rear-end collision, you can watch the vehicles behind you for potential warning signs and try to mitigate against them. For example, if you are at a complete stop and the driver behind you is too close, you can attempt to move forward – but only if it would not put you too close to the vehicle in front of you. If you a vehicle is following too closely while driving, you can pull over or off to the side of the road and let them pass. Just be cautious as you re-enter the flow of traffic.
T-Bone Crashes (Intersections)
T-bone crashes typically occur at intersections when one driver has failed to yield the right-of-way. Alternatively, rather than a straight T-bone accident, one vehicle may clip the front or end of another vehicle. In these crashes, spinal injuries, broken bones, leg and foot injuries, and head injuries are common. Reduce your risk of experiencing them by giving aggressive and non-attentive drivers the right-of-way, even if they are in the wrong.
Low-Speed Contact Collisions
Low-speed contact collisions typically occur in places like parking lots and other places where maneuvering is both limited and dangerous. Although one may think that these crashes are less likely to result in serious injury, this is not the case. In fact, whiplash injuries, spinal injuries, and facial injuries are surprisingly common in such crashes. These types of accidents may cause injury to people around the vehicles, and since those victims are unprotected, they may experience far more devastating injuries than the other victims.
Contact Our Seasoned Green Bay Car Crash Attorneys
At Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd., we are concerned about your health and safety and happy to pass along tips that minimize your risk of injury or death. However, when someone else is either primarily or completely responsible for an injury or death, we will do everything we can to see to it that you have been properly compensated for all of your damages. Get started by scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation with our Green Bay car crash attorneys. Call our offices at 920-739-7366 today.