On average, nearly 6 million people are involved in serious car accidents each year in the United States. Of those 6 million, two million are accident victims suffering lifelong injuries.
While all accidents have the potential to be fatal, some car accidents, however, are more dangerous than others. Learning about these different types of accidents is one way to help you reduce the risk of being injured in an accident. Below, our accident attorneys at The Idaho Advocates have listed five of the most dangerous types of accidents in Idaho.
What Are the Most Dangerous Accidents in Idaho?
1. Rear-End Accident
Rear-end car accidents are the most common type of accident that occur on U.S. roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whether it’s a relatively small fender bender crash or a six-car pileup, these accidents usually occur when one car is following too closely.
Even if you’re going relatively slow, a rear-end collision can cause detrimental back and neck injuries, such as whiplash or permanent spinal cord damage. If you’ve recently been injured in a rear-end car crash, The Idaho Advocates will make sure you get the settlement you deserve for your injuries.
2. Head-On Collision
While rear-end accidents are the most frequent type of accident on the road, head-on collisions are, by far, one of the most dangerous. In fact, head-on crashes account for over 10% of all traffic fatalities, according to the NHTSA.
Unlike most other accidents, a head-on crash involves two cars traveling right toward each other. The destruction of a head-on collision can be catastrophic, which is why you’ll want to consider consulting with one of our personal injury attorneys right away.
3. Rollover Crash
Rollover crashes account for nearly the same amount of traffic deaths as head-on collisions. What’s important to keep in mind about this type of accident is your protection in a rollover crash, or the lack thereof.
Most vehicles come with protections for the front, back, and side of the vehicle, but have very little protection systems for a rollover crash. Don’t wait to call an Advocate if you’ve been in a rollover accident. We can help you build the strongest personal injury claim for your injuries.
4. Side-Impact Strike
Side-impact strikes, oftentimes, occur at an intersection when one car smashes into the side of another vehicle. These types of accidents are inherently dangerous because cars are equipped with very minimal space and protection on either side of the vehicle. This makes it much more difficult for the car to absorb the initial impact.
One of the best ways to avoid a side-impact collision is by remembering to look both ways at any type of intersection. Finding fault in a side-impact accident can be difficult. The Idaho Advocates will help you find the at-fault party in your case.
5. Roadway Departure
More commonly known as a run-off-the-road collision, these types of single-vehicle car accidents make up nearly 30% of all traffic deaths in the United States, according to recent studies.
These incidents typically occur when a vehicle slips off the side of the road, usually striking a fixed object, such as a large barrier or a concrete pole. If you’ve been injured in a run-off-the-road collision by no fault of your own, contact one of The Idaho Advocates right away for a free case evaluation.
Contact The Idaho Accident Attorneys Today
Nearly 1.3 million people are killed in car accidents each year in the United States. And while car manufacturers are regularly updating and improving vehicle safety, even being in a relatively minor car accident can cause long-term injuries.
If you or a loved one have recently been injured in an automobile accident due to the fault of another driver, you should consider having an Advocate on your side. Our team of legal experts will help you build the strongest settlement claim possible and make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Don’t wait. Call The Idaho Advocates today at (208) 995-2444 or find us on our homepage.