18 Apr The Most Common Types of Auto Accidents In Florida
There are many different types of auto accidents that happen in Florida. It is important to learn about these types of accidents and more importantly, how you can potentially prevent them because they often result in serious injury and financial loss. Sadly, there is no way to guarantee that you will not be involved in an accident, especially if it is due to the negligence of another. However, if an accident does occur, I will personally review your situation with you at no cost so I can help you to recover the compensation that you deserve. Some of the most common types of auto accidents that occur in Florida are listed below.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions are the most frequently occurring type of auto accident making up roughly 29% of all accidents occurring in the United States. Rear-end accidents could take place for a variety of reasons including following too closely, distracted driving, and exceeding the speed limit giving the at-fault driver less time to stop. To aid in preventing rear end accidents, it is important to pay attention to the road, be sure to leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you, and to not exceed the posted speed limit.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving accidents often occur when a driver is texting and driving, trying to change the radio station or volume while not looking in the road, dealing with issues in the back seat, or not paying attention to the road in front of them. To help to prevent distracted driving accidents, it is best to put the phone down, leave the radio alone and concentrate on the road.
Side-impact accidents, also known as t-bone accidents, happen when the side on at least one vehicle is impacted during the crash. Typically, it is the front end of one vehicle impacting the side of another. These accidents typically occur because someone fails to stop at a sign, runs a red light, or fails to yield. To help to prevent t-bone accidents, be sure to be pay attention the road, stop at stop signs, stop at red lights, do not try to race through yellow lights at the last minute, and be sure to yield for traffic. All in all, be sure to pay attention and follow traffic laws.
These accidents can be considered the most dangerous because they often involve fatalities. Many times, these accidents occur at high rates of speed. These accidents can involve fixed obstacles like trees, medians or road signs but can also involve wrong way-drivers that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. To aid in preventing head-on collisions, make sure you obey traffic signs and signals and most importantly, do not ever operate a vehicle under the influence.
Multi-vehicle collisions involve three or more vehicles. These accidents can also be considered incredibly dangerous because the impact is typically so large. Often times, these accidents occur from the rear where one vehicle is rear-ended so hard that it is pushed into others. These accidents can be hard to avoid because while you may be able to anticipate someone crashing into you, it is much harder to anticipate someone being hit so hard that they are pushed into you. To aid in avoiding these accidents, be vigilant, especially during stop and go traffic, do not follow too closely, and observe all posted speed limits.
Side-swipe accidents typically occur when one car merges improperly and hits the side of the vehicle next to them or fail to maintain their lane. The drivers that cause these accidents typically either fail to use their blinker and/or fail to check their blind spots for other vehicles. If they fail to maintain their line, it is likely because they are distracted and not paying attention to the road. These accidents can usually be prevented by paying attention to the road, by using your blinker and being sure to check your blind spot, especially in high traffic areas.
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