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What is the most common type of car accident?

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2022 | Personal Injury |

Between traveling to work, dropping off kids at school and picking up groceries from the store, it might feel virtually impossible to avoid driving. Having a motor vehicle may grant a certain amount of freedom to drivers, but it also puts them at risk for serious injury. The chances of being involved in a car accident is probably higher than most drivers in Missouri realize, especially when it comes to rear-end collisions. 

Rear-end collisions 

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident in the United States. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration — NHTSA — reports that they account for 29% of all accidents in America. Tailgating and distracted driving are two of the biggest driving factors in rear-end collisions. 

Merging collisions 

After rear-end collisions, collisions while merging are another one of the most common types of accidents. These accidents typically occur when two different lanes of traffic eventually merge into one. They can also occur when one vehicle is trying to merge out of one lane and into another. Reasons for these types of accidents include drivers who are speeding or do not check their blind spots. Other examples of common car crashes include: 

  • Side-impact collisions 
  • Head-on collisions 
  • Multi-vehicle collisions 

Most drivers generally try their very best to follow the rules of the road when behind the wheel. There is nothing that can stop a negligent or reckless driver, though. Missouri victims who have been injured in a serious car accident are well within their rights to thoroughly explore all options for legal recourse, including pursuing compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.