Involved In An Auto Accident?
Auto Accident – Auto accident or a traffic accident is when a motor vehicle hits or collides with another vehicle, a object that is not moving, a pedestrian or any kind of animal. Most auto accident can result in just property damage and most can result in severe injuries or even death. Auto accidents can vary in several different types. You have a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bus accident, bike accident, and a train/rail accident. Here is a brief breakdown of each type.
Car accident is when a car collides with another car, object, person or animal. There are several different causes of car accidents. A distracted driver is the number 1 reason for most accidents. The driver could be texting, talking on the phone or doing anything else that takes their attention away from the road. Speeding, drunk driving, rain, snow, icy roads, and teenage drivers just to name a few things. Motorcycle/ or Bike accident is when a motorcycle or bike collides with another car, bike, person, animal, or thing. The most dangerous situation for any motorcyclists is when cars are making left hand turns. This type of accident accounts for 42% of all accidents that involve cars and motorcycles.
Truck accident is when a commercial freight truck or other wise known as an 18 wheeler or big rig collides with or hits another car, object, person or animal. With this type of accident there are 500,000 accidents that happen per year and approximately 5,000 people from the other vehicle that gets hit die every year. Bus Accident is when a bus (either school or public transportation) collides with another car, object, person or animal. 142 people have passed away per year due to these types of accidents. About 71% of these people were from the other vehicle that was involved. Lastly you have Train/ Rail accident and this happens when a train collides with another car, object, person or animal. There are about 5,800 car-train accidents reported each year. These accidents occur mainly at the railroad crossing point.