Like other Las Vegas motorists, a week can hardly go by when you're not slowed down or even delayed by an accident.
Let the most experienced accident lawyers in Las Vegas, Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez, provide fair warning about the most common car accidents and, more importantly, how to avoid them.
Consider the five most common accidents
Of the 10 million or so car accidents each year on American roadways, five are far and beyond the most common, the National Safety Council says. These accidents are:
- Rear-end accidents, which account for nearly one-third of all accidents. Comparatively, a relatively small percentage of these accidents result in fatalities, but they do cause millions of dollars in bodily injury and property damage, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says. Many people seek recourse by placing their trust in the most skilled accident lawyers in Las Vegas: Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez.
- Side-impact accidents, which are often called "T-bone" accidents because of the position of the two vehicles after a collision. These accidents often cause more bodily and vehicle damage than rear-end accidents.
- Head-on accidents, in which two vehicles collide head-to-head (or close to it). Even at relatively slow speeds, these are the most dangerous accidents, often causing serious and fatal injuries.
- Fixed-object accidents, which occur after a motorist strikes a light pole, fence, fire hydrant or other immobile object along the roadway. These accidents often result in injuries to both the driver and passengers.
- Stationary-collision accidents, which happen after a motorist strikes a vehicle that is not moving, such as one parked in a parking lot. Bodily injuries are often minimal, but vehicle damage can be considerable from these types of accidents, depending on the vehicle's speed.
Consider the reasons
The most common reasons that lead to these accidents include:
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Speeding or failing to reduce speed to suit conditions
- Improper following distance
- Mechanical failure of a vehicle
Minimize the risks
Let the most trusted accident lawyers in Las Vegas speak from the experience of serving thousands of southern Nevada accident victims since 1970:
- Focus your complete attention on driving (meaning, among other things, put your cell phone well out of reach).
- Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead.
- Obey posted speed limits and lower them accordingly in poor weather or while driving along inferior roads.
- Activate your turn signals before changing lanes – always.
Contact GGRM, the accident lawyers in Las Vegas
Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez know better than anyone: accidents happen even when people are careful. When you could use a "turn signal" of your own about which course to take after a vehicle accident, contact the accident lawyers in Las Vegas of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation.