Each year, tens of thousands of people lose their lives in car accidents on America’s roads and highways. Of those car accident victims who are not fatally killed as a result of the collision, they likely experience minor to severe injuries due to the crash. Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the top causes of death in America, and Florida is no exception to this trend. That being said, while most car accidents are not fatal, there are some types of crashes that are more dangerous than others. Below is a brief description of the most dangerous types of car accidents.
A majority of car accidents generally involve only one more vehicle – although these crashes can still be destructive. But when the number of cars involved in a Florida crash is greater than two, the likelihood of the victims suffering severe injuries also increases.
A multi-vehicle car accident often happens when the original crash occurred on a busy road or highway and other vehicles inadvertently crash into them. When a multi-vehicle car pileup happens it is more difficult for the crash victims to escape the accident scene. Finally, a multi-car collision increases the likelihood of explosions, flying debris, and risk of fire.
These crashes are, by far, the deadliest of all types of accidents. This is because the impact of a head-on collision is affected by the speed of both vehicles at the time of the crash, making accidents even at lower speeds quite dangerous.
Drivers and passengers in two vehicles going the posted speed limit on a regular road could still suffer injuries as if the crash occurred at a higher rate of speed on the highway when the crash is head-on. And, although head-on collisions are not the most common type of car accident in America, they do account for 10 percent of all car accident-related deaths in the country.
Commonly referred to as t-bone accidents, side-impact collisions are dangerous because the safety features on vehicles are not the same on their side as they are on the front and back ends of the car.
Indeed, vehicles are designed with crumple zones and bumper systems that help reduce and absorb the impact of a crash when hitting in the front or behind – this is not the case for the sides of the vehicles, even with side airbags. In a side-impact collision, the vehicle that was broadsided will result in more damage and the driver and passengers inside have a higher risk of severe injuries or death.
Car Accident Help in Pensacola
While car accidents come in many forms, even those that occur at low speeds can cause property damage and serious, long-term injuries. If you or someone you care about is the victim of a Pensacola car accident or was involved in a crash anywhere else in Florida, contact the experienced Florida car accident attorneys at Stevenson Klotz. Our skilled lawyers have years of experience representing the injured in Florida and will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.