Common Automobile Accidents - St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

by Christopher Hoffmann on Jan. 21, 2016

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Car Accident Accident & Injury  Personal Injury 

Summary: Understanding the common reasons behind car accidents in Missouri can help you identify ways to prevent a collision.

Every year, thousands of car accidents are reported in Missouri. Understanding the causes of these accidents, and how to avoid them can help save many lives. So, in this post, we will discuss the common types of car accidents that occur in Missouri, and suggest ways to avoid them.

Low Speed Car Accidents

Many car accidents that occur in Missouri are low speed accidents. These types of accidents may occur while driving through a neighborhood or backing out of a driveway. Remember, even fender benders can cause serious injury such as whiplash and the victim may have to seek long term medical treatment.

To avoid low speed collisions it is important to bear in mind that even if you are driving at low speed on a street, you are still driving, and there is a risk of collision. If you just got off the highway you may become too lax thinking you are almost home, but most accidents occur within a few miles of a driver’s office or home. Avoid being distracted and in a rush.

Head On Collisions

Head on collisions are among the most dangerous car accidents. Front impact accidents are responsible for causing a vast majority of injuries and fatalities reported every year. These types of accidents often involve road obstructions, trees, and cars.

Head on collisions are normally caused by a combination of distraction and high speed. If another driver is driving against the traffic and coming in your direction, then there is little time to avoid a crash. The best thing you can do is to pull over to the farthest of the road towards right and slow down. The other driver may not even be aware that he/she is driving against traffic. Try flashing your lights at them to get their attention.

Rear End Collisions

Rear end accidents are also common. Typically, these types of crashes are caused by distracted drivers at stop signs or stop lights. If there are multiple vehicles lined up, a chain reaction can take place. The vehicle can even become sandwiched between two vehicles

Unfortunately, it is difficult to avoid rear end collisions, because you cannot control what the driver behind you is doing. However, you can play it safe by not following the car in front of you too closely and allowing more distance between your car and the one in the front. This will prevent your vehicle from getting sandwiched between the car behind and the car in the front.

If you have been injured in a car accident in Missouri, seek immediate legal help. Even if the accident was minor, but has resulted in some injury or vehicle damage, you should speak with an experienced accident lawyer. If the accident was the result of another driver's negligence, a St. Louis car accident lawyer can help you obtain financial compensation from the party at-fault.

Call (314) 361-4242 to speak with an experienced attorney at The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. today!

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