Car accidents can be the cause of some very serious injuries. The Association for Safe International Road Travel reported that about 2.35 million people are injured each year in car accidents. These crashes could cost an injured victim thousands of dollars in medical bills, property damages, lost wages, and rehabilitation. These expenses continue to pile up for injured victims, which can be very overwhelming. The Arizona Department of Transportation reported that about 146 individuals were injured every day on the roadways in Arizona in 2018. All drivers need to be aware of the most common vehicle accidents in the state of Arizona so they can be extra alert on the roadways to try and prevent these accidents from occurring. The most common types of car accidents in Arizona include:
Rear-End: This type of collision is defined as one car crashing into the back of another vehicle directly in front of them. Common causes of these accidents include tailgating, distracted driving, quick stops, and poor road conditions. These accidents can also be the cause of a chain reaction crash where multiple rear-end collisions occur. In 2018, there were a total of 48,073 rear-end collisions in Arizona ranking number one in total crashes.
T-Bones: These accidents occur when the front of one car crashes into the side of another car. It is very common for this type of accident to take place at an intersection where a driver runs a red light. All drivers must look in all directions before driving through an intersection to be extra cautious that no one is ignoring traffic signs. In 2018, there were a total of 15,729 T-bone accidents in Arizona.
Left Turn: This accident occurs when a driver turns left in front of a vehicle and causes an accident. According to the law, every driver turning left must yield to the oncoming traffic before turning left. The state of Arizona reported 6,733 injuries resulting from left-turn accidents in 2018.
Head-On: Head-On collisions occur when the front end of one vehicle crashes into the front end of another vehicle. Typically this type of accident causes catastrophic injuries. There were 67 fatal accidents from Head-on collisions throughout Arizona last year.
Merging Collisions: This type of accident occurs when a driver is changing lanes or joining traffic on the highway and they misjudge the available space causing an accident. The merging vehicle could cause a crash by not utilizing their turn signal, cutting off vehicles by margining too quickly or recklessly crossing multiple lanes on the highway.
Sideswipes: This type of collision occurs when two cars are parallel to each other and they collide into one another. The damage caused by a sideswipe accident is dependent on how fast the vehicles were going when they crashed. Arizona reported a total of 18,260 accidents that occurred from sideswipe collisions.
It is important to be aware of the most common types of car accidents so you can be more alert on the roadways of Arizona. These accidents can be very costly and overwhelming. You don’t have to go through this stressful time alone. The auto accident attorneys at ELG want to assist you with all legal aspects of your accident. Our attorneys will evaluate your entire accident and determine the best legal claim to file on your behalf. We will help you fight for the compensation you are entitled to. Set up a consultation with our team of knowledgeable Phoenix attorneys to explore all of your legal options. Call us today at either Phoenix or Mesa Arizona law offices at (623) 321-0566.
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