The Types Of Car Accident You Are Most Likely To Encounter
There are many ways for a car accident to occur. Whether a driver is ignoring the speed limit, failing to use traffic signals or distracting themselves with their phone, GPS or food, the actions of a reckless or negligent driver can still cause a lifetime of complications for an accident victim.
At Piccin & Glynn, our lawyers have more than 70 combined years of experience helping clients throughout Florida recover from their car accident injuries. Our Ocala law office has seen countless types of car accidents, and our attorneys want to make you aware of the most common types of accidents and what often causes them.
The 10 Most Common Forms Of Car Accidents
By helping you understand what to look out for on the road, our lawyers hope that you may be able to avoid the common accident types below in the future.
When a driver gets too close to you on the road, it limits the time that they have to react if you need to make a sudden stop. If that happens, it will likely result in a tailgating injury.
These accidents are often found at stoplights when the driver that causes the accident is not paying attention to the road. When they do not see a car stopped in front of them, they are more likely to hit them.
If a driver is not paying attention to their surroundings, they may find themselves driving the wrong way down a one-way road. In these cases, there is little that the oncoming driver can do to avoid the accident if the road is narrow.
Turning at an intersection doesn’t often seem like it could result in a serious accident, but when a driver doesn’t notice someone using the crosswalk before making a turn, they can hit the pedestrian, causing catastrophic injuries.
Someone who either doesn’t notice a stop sign or assumes there is no one around is much more likely to drive through it without stopping. This behavior can cause a T-bone collision, resulting in serious injuries.
Yellow Light Accidents
Trying to catch a light before it finishes turning red may seem like a good way to make it to your destination on time, but if a reckless driver’s timing is too late, then they may cause an accident.
A drunk or distracted driver can easily drift into oncoming traffic, causing catastrophic injuries with a lifetime of consequences.
On-ramps and off-ramps for major highways can be common sites of accidents. When drivers do not observe their surroundings before merging, they can wind up hitting other cars.
Whether it is by drifting into another lane or turning without a signal, this kind of reckless behavior can quickly result in a sideswipe accident, causing the other car to spiral out of control.
When a reckless driver is moving at high speeds and hits another car at the right angle, they may cause a rollover. These accidents often have deadly consequences for the victims involved.
Let Our Team Help You Recover
If you have suffered from any of these or other accidents, our personal injury lawyers are here to help you through your claim. Call 352-558-8480 or email us here for a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys today.