Every day when you get in your vehicle and drive, you are at risk of getting into an auto accident. But are there days/times when the risk increases? the answer is yes.
Not a shocker, the most common time to get into an accident is on Friday evenings during the rush hour. Below are some of the most common accidents and injuries that are sustained.
Rear end accidents
The rear ender is by far the most common. These types of accidents usually occur at a bit lower speeds (8 to 10mph). The speed factor seems low, and. Insurance companies will argue that "no one could have been hurt". the truth is that most injuries occur from these types of accidents. Whiplash, injuries to ligaments, tendons and muscles, and neck injuries and back injuries. Though the impact speeds are low, the danger of being seriously injured is very much possible and should not be taken lightly.
Head on collisions
These types of accidents are often the most deadly. Drivers in each vehicle are able to see the impending impact, but at the speeds these occur generally can do little to brace for it. The injuries sustained from this vary on the speed of each vehicle as well as the size of each vehicle. No holds barred here--it is possible to sustain injury to any body part in a head-on.
Side impact accidents & roll-over accidents
These accidents can also be very dangerous. Seat belts may be ineffective in a rollover. Once those fail, there is no telling what can happen.
The above list is a just fraction of what can happen if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. There really is no way to prepare for something like it. You can take precautions--seat belts, be vigilant to the cars around you and try to remain forward facing (even a turn to one side can greatly enhance injuries). The highest rates of accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted or impaired.
These reasons alone should give you enough information to always pay attention when you drive. Always look out for what other drivers are doing and always stay on the defensive when driving.
You cannot always prevent an auto accident, but you can take certain precautions to minimize the effects if they do occur.