The Most Common Car Accident Causes and How to Avoid Them

California drivers need to take precautions while behind the wheel. Being aware of some of the most common types of accidents and how to avoid them can help drivers steer clear of trouble while on the road.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, front-impact collisions accounted for over 50% of serious crashes in the year 2016. It is common for these types of accidents to occur when roads are slippery because of rain or snow. Drivers should give themselves more time to react when driving in inclement weather and avoid distractions while driving. Using a cellphone or fiddling with the radio while driving can lead to serious accidents.

In 2016, it was estimated that side-impact collisions made up 25% of serious crashes. It is important for drivers to look both ways when they pull up to stop lights and stop signs. Rushing through a yellow light to make it just in time can lead to T-bone accidents. Checking blind spots before changing lanes or when passing cars can help drivers avoid side swipes.

Rear-end collisions are common in areas with heavy commuter traffic. Drivers should watch their speed and make sure there is enough space between their vehicle and other vehicles. Parking lot collisions often happen when a car is backing out of a parking spot or when various vehicles are moving in different directions. Drivers should be especially careful when backing up in parking lots and take advantage of the rear-view cameras and other technology in their vehicle.

Being injured in an auto accident can completely change a person’s life. An individual may want to discuss their situation with a personal injury attorney. The attorney may provide information about getting compensation for medical bills and damage to vehicles or other property.

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