Let’s be honest, car crashes happen. As a result, you may be faced with car repairs, personal injury, and/or an increase in insurance. The best thing you can do to avoid a car crash is to drive safely, but they are not always avoidable. Here are the seven of the most common types of car crashes, and how you can try to avoid them.
1. Rear-End Collisions
These accidents can often be avoided by keeping your distance from other cars, driving strategically, not being distracted, and always driving sober.
2. Parked Car Damage
Many of us have had our car get hit by another driver – even while parked! It is ridiculous, but it happens more often than you would think. To avoid these, try to park somewhere far away from heavy traffic, put space between you and the other parked cars, and do not park near busy intersections.
3. Single-Vehicle Accidents
These consist of things such as collisions with barriers, debris, or animals, or bad-weather accidents. Avoid driving in severe weather whenever possible, maintain a reasonable speed, and pay attention to your surroundings to reduce your chances of being involved in a single-vehicle accident.
4. Windshield Damage
To minimize the risk of windshield damage, make sure that you do not follow too closely to other cars and trucks. Also, do not drive behind snowplows or road cleaners.
5. Crashes at Intersections
These are another common type of crash. Practice defensive driving and be cautious to make sure nobody is coming before you cross into an intersection to mitigate the risk of becoming victim to an intersection crash.
6. Parked Vehicle Theft
No matter where you park your car, there is always risk of a break-in. To minimize the likelihood of a break-in, make sure you do not leave any valuables in your car, and park in a well-lit location whenever possible.
7. Backing Collisions
Backing collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. A straightforward way to avoid this type of crash is to simply avoid backing up. If possible, park in an area where you do not have to back into traffic when exiting.
If you find yourself with a traffic collision issue and/or personal injury due to an accident, please do not hesitate to contact us at 920-335-1413 to set up a free case evaluation.