Rear-end Collisions

Rear-end Collisions

Rear-end Collisions 

There are few types of car accidents that has been talked about in our blogs such as head-on accidents, T-bone style accidents, and roll-over accidents, but there is one type of accident that has not taken enough enlightenment, notice, and attention even that it is one of the most deadly and deals a lot of casualties and level among those mentioned previously and has even requires little to none condition for it to happen, unlike other three mentioned that occur when speeding and other manly and mechanical errors for it to occur, rear-end collision. 

A rear-end collision is a type of car crash where vehicle's front crashes in to other driver's car rear ends. This occurs because of contributing factors such as distracted driving or driving under influence of alcohol or drugs, sudden brakes because of overspeeding, tailgating, braking issues or delayed brakes due to weather or worn out tires

Reports and Prevalence of Rear-end Collisions

Evidently, even on our way to work or school, we road users tend to witness a rear-end crash along our way and according to a report from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end crashes are the most common and frequent type of collision on the american roads. Here are some numbers gathered from the past years: 

  • 29% of all car crashes are rear-end collisions that are evidently fatal and has numerous injuries dealt.

  • From almost 2 million accidents, there is an estimated 1,700 people have fatally involved and another 500,000 people sustained injures in the crashes and these numbers embody majorities out of all sources of damages and casualities from any form of road accident.

  • Each year, there are 1.7 million rear-end collisions occur in the United States.

  • According to data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 23-30% of total crashes consists of rear-end accidents.

Manners that could a rear-end accident occur

There are different manner how a rear-end accident can occur:

  • At a traffic scene, driver moved forward without noticing or reacted delay at low speed into someone's rear end of car.

  • One driver is driving on high speed and has no time to react on incoming car that led into crashing at an at rest car's rear ends.

  • In a multiple rear-end collision, the following driver is driving at high speed and crashes at both full stop cars and has no time left to react on those at stop cars. 

Causes of Rear-end Car Crash

As what previously mentioned, rear-end accidents are common scene on daily roads across U.S., they are major form of accident that accounts for more than 1.7 million accidents each year compared to other form of road crash. Its reasons and factors are common too and seen as factor for other crashes such as: 

  • distracted driving

  • driving at night and fatigue driving

  • drunk driving

  • hazardous weather conditions

  • aggressive driving

Call our Injury Law Firm

If ever you or one of your family members has been involved or has experienced an road accident as a victim that has render to sustain significant injuries from a rear-end, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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