About every 18 years that you are a motorist, you will likely file an auto accident claim, according to the car insurance industry. While there are good chances that the accidents related to these claims won’t be fatal, there are also good chances that these collisions will be rear-end car accidents.
Looking at these wrecks more in-depth, this blog series will reveal and explain some of the most notable facts about rear-end car accidents.
Although the facts discussed herein are important to understanding just how often these collisions occur (and what may be essential to preventing them), when you need experienced help holding negligent drivers accountable for hurting you in traffic accidents, don’t hesitate to contact a trusted Denver car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience advocating accident victims’ rights and helping them secure the compensation – and justice – to which they are entitled.
Did You Know These Facts about Rear-End Car Accidents?
1 – Rear-end car accidents are one of the most common types of traffic accidents that occur.
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has pointed out:
- Rear-end car accidents account for nearly 30 percent of all traffic accidents that take place in the U.S. each year
- Every 17 or so seconds, a rear-end collision takes place in the U.S.
While these collisions can end up ruining people’s days and/or causing minor damage to their vehicles, in the worst cases, rear-end car accidents can result in deadly injuries (such as when they lead to pedestrian accidents, etc.).
2 – Most rear-end car accidents occur when drivers are engaged in routine driving behaviors.
In fact, while rear-end collisions can take place when motorists are traveling at high speeds and/or are engaged in non-routine – possibly even risky – behaviors, data has revealed that:
- In more than 90 percent of rear-end car accidents, motorists were driving straight (i.e., not negotiating a turn) immediately prior to the collision.
- In about 3 in every 4 rear-end car accidents, motorists were traveling at speeds of 10 mph or less.
Such data seems to suggest that, despite the fact that rear-end accidents can occur at any time, they tend to occur when drivers are doing routine things, which may indicate that driver negligence is a contributing factor in many of these collisions.
You can get some more important facts about rear-end car accidents in the additional installments of this blog series. They will be posted soon. In the meantime, share your thoughts about these facts with us on Facebook and Google+.
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