Any kind of car accident can prove to be catastrophic; however, some types of crashes have the potential to be even more deadly than others. Generally speaking, the higher the speed of the cars involved, the more serious the injuries will be.
Here are the four most dangerous types of car accidents. Being aware of the dangers can make you more aware of your overall driving habits and could even save your life.
Crashing into Objects Head-On
Single-vehicle accidents can often be as horrible as a collision between two vehicles. For instance, if a car ends up striking a pole while traveling at a speed of 60 miles per hour, the end result will be the car striking an object with no give whatsoever, thereby resulting in the car absorbing the majority of the impact.
This type of car accident is considered to be one of the deadliest. They involve single vehicles leaving the roadway and striking objects such as poles or concrete barriers, and they also account for approximately 31.7% of all fatal accidents and 16.1% of all accidents across the country. Generally, these types of accidents take place due to the following issues:
- Road conditions
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Side Impact Collisions
Many vehicles contain both crumple zones and upper systems, which are designed to protect them from damage due to either a front or rear collision from another car. Unfortunately, this type of protection is not available on the side of a car, meaning that if two cars were to collide at an intersection, the occupants of the car hit on the side would end up experiencing much more severe injuries, as well as a higher risk of death.
Head-On Collision With Another Car
This type of accident is considered to be the deadliest, regardless of how fast or slow both vehicles may be going at the time the accident took place. This means that, for instance, if two cars were traveling at 35 miles per hour each and they ended up hitting one another head-on, they would end up creating an impact that is equal to 70 miles per hour. So even though they would be moving at the actual speed limit, the resulting accident would see injuries similar to those suffered on an actual highway. The crashes can also result in the following:
- Extensive property damage
- Severe injuries
Those who are victims of these types of serious car accidents should always seek immediate medical treatment first and foremost. Once they do so, it’s equally as important to then speak to a qualified Texas personal injury attorney such as those with SJ Injury Attorneys.
Regardless of the type of accident you may have been in, the injuries that you suffer can end up being extremely serious in nature. Injuries that result in damages that include rising medical bills, loss of employment wages, etc. can be easily dealt with by speaking with a Texas car accident attorney with SJ Injury Attorneys.