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Common Causes of Collisions

Common Causes of Collisions

An automobile accident can be a traumatic experience. Here are some of the most common types of collisions and tips for preventing a serious accident.

Head On Collisions

The U.S Census Bureau reported that head-on collisions are the most dangerous type of motor vehicle accidents and often result in death or long-term disabilities.

Reckless Driving and Road Rage

Reckless driving is when an individual operates a motor vehicle in a manner that deliberately neglects the safety of others. This may include “road rage” where a person drives in a threatening manner to intimidate or harass other motorists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving includes:

  • Speeding
  • Weaving in and out of lanes
  • Improper passing

When Confronted With an Aggressive Driver:

Try to get out of their way

  • Avoid eye contact or gestures
  • Do not argue back
  • Report the individual if possible

High-Speed Collisions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2004 high-speed crashes accounted for 30% of fatal accidents.

When an individual drives at an excessive speed:

  • He or she has less time to react.
  • Requires an increased amount of space to stop the vehicle.
  • Increases the risk of having a fatal crash, due to the force of impact.
  • Decreases the effectiveness of airbags and seatbelts.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to contact an experienced car accident lawyer who can fight for the compensation you deserve. Goldberg Sager & Associates is experienced in dealing with all aspects of personal injury and is dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcome for their case. Contact the Brooklyn car accident lawyers at Goldberg Sager & Associates at 718-645-6677.

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