Many people feel safe when they are behind the wheel of a car, but the reality is that even the most cautious and skilled drivers can get into dangerous situations and serious car accidents. A moment’s inattention or an error by another driver can cause a major wreck that can leave debilitating injuries and costly medical bills. There are many ways to stay safe while driving, and understanding how major accidents commonly occur can help you avoid putting yourself in those situations.

If you sustained injuries in a car accident that was not your fault, contact the Churdar Law Firm today. We help people who were victims of someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, and over the years, we have achieved successful outcomes in a wide range of injury cases. Call us today at 864-233-0203 to schedule an appointment, and a specialist Greenville personal-injury lawyer will assess your case and provide invaluable guidance.

Here are three of the most common types of collisions in South Carolina:

1. Rear-End Crash

According to the Wall Street Journal, most accidents involve at least two cars with at least one or both of the drivers being at fault. Rear-impact collisions are one of the most common types of accidents between two cars.

Rear-end crashes usually occur when a driver fails to notice that the traffic ahead is slowing. In these situations, the driver who approaches from the rear is almost always at fault. There are few ways to avoid becoming the victim of a rear-end collision, but it is important to stay alert regarding the traffic patterns ahead to avoid causing one.

2. Front-Impact Crash

Unlike rear-impact crashes, front-impact accidents usually allow one or both drivers time to brace themselves before impact. This may reduce the risk of injury, but these types of crashes are still a leading cause of car accident fatalities and injuries, especially when they occur at high speeds.

Frontal impact crashes can also happen between your car and a stationary object like a tree or lamppost. According to the Wall Street Journal, single-car accidents make up 7.9 percent of reported crashes, making them the third most common type.

3. Collisions at Intersections

Busy intersections are naturally dangerous, and just one inattentive or reckless driver at an intersection can have an impact on multiple vehicles. Research suggests that a significant percentage of accidents happens at intersections, and drivers should always approach these locations with care.

Most crashes at intersections are T-bone collisions, where one vehicle crashes head-on into the side of another, and injuries in these situations can be particularly devastating. Always be aware of other cars at intersections, even if you have the right of way, and be prepared to take evasive action if necessary.

If you sustained injuries in a car crash and you think you may have a valid claim for damages, call the Churdar Law Firm today at 864-233-0203 for a consultation with a Greenville accident attorney. 

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