Posted by Samuel Yeboah on 10/06/2022

Commonly Reported Car Crashes in Florida

Commonly Reported Car Crashes in Florida

Being involved in a car crash in Lauderdale Lakes, FL or the surrounding areas can have life-changing consequences. Although some vehicle collisions only result in minor scrapes and bruises, others can leave victims with serious, debilitating, long-term injuries that require extensive medical care over a period of years. Crash victims can suffer permanent impairment and permanent loss of their employment. In the worst cases, victims can lose their lives.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 6 million car crashes per year occur on American roadways. Many of these accidents are preventable.

Some of the most common types of vehicle collisions in the U.S. are as follows:

Rear-end collision

The NHTSA reports that 4 out of 10 car crashes in the U.S. are rear-end collisions

One common cause of rear-end crashes is distracted driving. Drivers who are distracted from operating their motor vehicles and watching the road due to texting or other activities are more likely to impact the vehicle directly in front of them.

Even if the rear-end crash was unavoidable or unintentional, the fault usually rests with the driver in back who impacts the vehicle in front.

Side-impact collision

Side-impact collisions in Lauderdale Lakes, FL can occur in two common ways, including a T-bone collision or a sideswipe. The latter occurs when two cars traveling parallel in the same or opposite directions touch each other. On the other hand, a T-bone crash often occurs at an intersection when one vehicle fails to stop or yield the right-of-way to another vehicle. Occupants of vehicles in a side-impact collision are highly susceptible to receiving severe injuries due to the limited cushion and structural support available between the impact point and their position in the vehicle.

Head-on collision

Although it is not the most common type of auto accident, a head-on crash is certainly one of the most deadly forms of roadway collisions. These accidents often occur when a driver travels the wrong way against incoming traffic. These accidents often involve severe injuries to the head, back, neck, internal organs, and extremities, which often lead to the victim’s death.

Single car accident

These types of crashes involve only one vehicle. As the name indicates, the vehicle crashes into an object of some type, whether a building, tree, or other stationary object on or off the road. Young drivers with limited experience, as well as very elderly drivers who have lost certain driving skills, are susceptible to these crashes.

Low speed accident

If you have ever driven in a store parking lot, you can understand how very low speed accidents can occur easily. These low-speed impacts often involve minor bumps and scratches when vehicles are traveling anywhere from 1 to 5 or 10 mph. At times these low-speed collisions can cause injuries, such as whiplash.

At Yeboah Law Group, we understand the devastating consequences a car accident injury caused by the negligence of another party can cause you and your family in Lauderdale Lakes, FL or the surrounding areas. We are here to provide you with earnest and intelligent advocacy to help you recover the compensation you deserve at this time.

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