No one expects to be involved in an accident, but unfortunately, accidents occur across the United States every minute. According to the National Safety Council, in 2019 there were a total of 13.5 million crashes with 4.5 million medically consulted injuries from motor vehicle accidents.
Some of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents include the following:
- Distracted Driving
- Alcohol / Drug-Impaired Driving
- Improper Driving and Road Rage
- Work Zones
In 2019 rear-end collisions accounted for 45.8 percent of all crashes with over 4, 430,000 rear-end accidents. Angle collisions and sideswipe accidents were the next most frequent types of accidents respectively.
The most common age of people involved in motor vehicle accidents were 25 to 34-year-olds, followed by 35 to 44 and 45 to 54-year-olds.
Common motor vehicle accidents include:
- Car / Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents (semi trucks, commercial trucks, log trucks, moving trucks)
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Scooter Accidents
If you are unfortunate enough to be in an accident you should consult with a local personal injury lawyer to ensure your legal rights are protected.
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