Common Automobile Accidents and their Injuries

Every day when you get in your vehicle and drive, you are at risk of getting into an auto accident. Are there days or times when the risk increases? The answer is yes. The most common time to get into an accident is on Friday evenings during the rush hour. Below are some of the most common accidents and injuries that are sustained. Rear end accidents: These are the most common. These types of accidents usually occur at a bit lower speeds (8 to 10mph). Insurance companies will argue that “no one could have been hurt.” The truth is that most injuries occur from these types of accidents. Whiplash, injuries to ligaments, tendons and muscles, and neck injuries and back injuries. Head on collisions: These types of accidents are often the most deadly. Drivers in each vehicle are able to see the impending impact, but at the speeds these occur generally can do little to brace for it. The injuries sustained from this vary on the speed of each vehicle as well as the size of each vehicle. Side impact accidents & roll-over accidents: These accidents can also be very dangerous. Seat belts may be ineffective in a rollover. In that instance, it’s easy to become injured. The above list is a just fraction of what can happen if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. You can take precautions–seat belts, be vigilant to the cars around you and try to remain forward facing (even a turn to one side can greatly enhance injuries). You cannot always prevent an auto accident, but you can take certain precautions to minimize the effects if they do occur. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us by calling (888) 467-0312 or visit us online at http://www.oliveroslaw.com with all your legal needs.