Motor vehicle crashes happen daily here in New Jersey. Some types of accidents happen more frequently than others, though.
You must be proactive in learning more about why accidents occur if you want to keep yourself safe.
What do government statistics show about why fatal crashes occur
Over 40% of accidents that result in deaths involve two vehicles. At least one-quarter of fatalities occur when a vehicle collides with a fixed object. Also, vehicles barreling into pedestrians is the third most common type of death by vehicle, followed by non-collision like rollovers.
Are some collision types more deadly than others?
Single-vehicle crashes, including ones in which motorists collide with fixed objects, pedestrians or have rollovers, tend to result in a higher proportion of fatalities than less serious accidents.
Angle crashes tend to be the most deadly when compared to head-on, sideswipe and rear-end collisions.
What are some of the more common accident causes?
Roads aren’t ideal places to get distracted, feel tired or operate a vehicle in disrepair. These factors all put motorists at risk of being injured or killed.
Vehicles aren’t designed to withstand high impact. Cars can sustain significant damage and their occupants can suffer serious injuries even at low speeds.
What steps can motorists take to stay safe on the road?
One of the most effective preventative measures is to exercise accident avoidance skills. Motorists should always be on the lookout for other drivers, especially those operating their vehicle recklessly or if the vehicle appears to be in disrepair.
The more serious your injuries are, the longer it is likely to take to recover from them. Medical bills can be costly. Your eligibility for compensation is largely contingent on your ability to prove liability. You may want to review the resources on our website so that you’ll better understand the options that you have in your case.