Common Types Of Car Accidents
Florida’s roadways are notorious for their heavy traffic. It is therefore imperative that Florida drivers remain alert at all times. However, even the most vigilant driver may find themselves involved in an accident with little to no warning.
Collision between vehicle can occur in many different ways, but the following are some of the most common types of car accidents:
Rear-end crashes are the most common type of car accident. They occur when the front of a vehicle collides with the rear of another vehicle. The driver of the rear vehicle is most often at fault, usually having been travelling too close to the other vehicle and failing to stop with traffic.
Rear-end accidents commonly occur when a driver is distracted, fatigued, or under the influence. You can avoid rear-end crashes by always driving while sober and alert. Even when you’re in a hurry, don’t tailgate other vehicles and avoid road rage.
Head-on crashes occur when the fronts of two vehicles collide. These crashes tend to occur due to fatigue, improper passing, and/or intoxication. These accidents frequently occur at high speeds and can therefore cause catastrophic injury and/or death.
You can avoid these crashes by being alert and looking ahead. Be sure to remain in your lane and always travel within posted speed limits.
Intersections are hotspots for crashes because there are often multiple cars traveling through the same area in different directions and communication between the various drivers can be difficult. Sometimes, drivers negligently fail to stop at stop signs or traffic signals. These crashes often lead to T-bone crashes, which occur when the front of a vehicle hits the side of another to form a T shape. These collisions can cause severe injuries or death.
Driving defensively can help to avoid these types of accidents. Try to predict the moves of other drivers and do not take unnecessary risks. After a light turns green, pause for a moment to make sure no drivers are running red lights.
Parking Lot Accidents
Even when you’re not driving, you could be involved in a crash. Parked cars are often victims of damage by other vehicles. That’s often because parking lots can be tight, with minimal space to back up and maneuver safely.
You can do your part to avoid such accidents by parking in less busy areas. Always park in the center of a parking space so that doors of nearby vehicles do not hit your vehicles.
Talk to a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Car accidents can happen at any time. It’s important to understand where and how they can occur so you can be prepared.
Pursuing a claim can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. A Tampa auto accident lawyer from Palmer | Lopez can help you if you have been involved in a car crash.
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