Automobile accidents are the most common type of accidents. Automobiles are the bedrock of our lives. We use automobiles on a daily basis. Consequently, automobiles result in over six million collisions per year. These collisions involve small compact vehicles, smaller trucks, or SUVs. These collisions can occur as rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, T-bones, sidesweeps, or rollovers.
Accidents can be caused by:
Distracted driving with cell phones, the radio, texting, and while eating and driving
Driving while impaired or while falling asleep
Careless or reckless driving and speeding
Failing to obey traffic laws, including making unsafe U-turns, failing to yield the right of way, running stop signs and red lights, and making unsafe lane changes
Because automobile accidents involve anywhere between 2,000 to 10,000 pounds of metal and/or high speeds of collision, they can result in serious injury or even death.