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Four Most Common Car Accidents - Be Careful Out There

Posted by Jay L. Ciulla | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

  1. Rear-End Accidents are the most common types of two-vehicle collisions. They are generally caused by distracted driving, driving too fast, and following too closely. Their most common effects on the human body are sprain/strain of the spine, especially the cervical spine. To avoid this type of accident, drive at a prudent speed and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. On a highway, optimal space can be measured by the 3-second rule, which means that you count “one-thousand one, one-thousand two, one-thousand three” between the time a vehicle in front of you passes a stationary object and your vehicle passes the same object.
  1. Left-Hand Turn Accidents create more disputes as to liability than any other type of accident. Arizona Revised Statute 28-772 states that a “driver intending to turn left shall yield right of way.” Whether the driver is turning left at an intersection or out of a driveway, the responsibility for making sure the way is clear is on the turning driver. This type of accident is caused by turning left and can be avoided by turning right in all instances (like a driver of a UPS truck).
  1. Side Impact or T-Bone Accidents occur most often at intersections when a driver ignores traffic signs or signals. To avoid this type of collision, cover the brake with your foot and scan the road ahead when approaching an intersection.
  1. Backing Accidents are common because of limited vision out of the back and side windows or larger vehicles parked beside your vehicle. Drivers may not see other vehicles, obstacles, or pedestrians when they are driving in reverse. To avoid these types of collisions, walk around your vehicle before you back up to become knowledgeable about the surroundings and back up slowly. Do not depend only on the rear and side view mirrors, actually turn and look directly back and to each side to see obstacles.

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Jay L. Ciulla

Jay L. Ciulla is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1997, he has been helping injured injured people with their legal issues. He has extensive litigation and trial experience and has represented clients in more than one hundred trials.


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