When a car accident in Florida is deemed “common” it is because it falls into the category of the serious injuries or fatal crashes most commonly reported by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2009 there were 2,558 total fatalities reported in their annual statistics and they can be broken down in many ways.
One of the most common things analyzed in an injury claim from a Florida car accident is the type of crash that resulted in the serious injury or death. In 2009 the NHTSA reported the following categories of fatal crashes:
- Single vehicle: 1,546 crashes;
- Involving a large truck: 181 crashes;
- Involving speeding: 535 crashes;
- Involving a vehicle rollover: 608 crashes;
- Involving a roadway departure: 1,120 crashes;
- Involving an intersection: 758 crashes.
Not all car accidents are simply the product of one of these common factors. For example, a fatal accident involving a large truck could also have involved a vehicle rollover as part of the incident. In many cases single vehicle crashes are due to speeding and can also result in rollovers.
These are not the only types of serious car accidents that can occur in Florida. There are many other factors such as driver impairment, weather conditions, and mechanical issues that can cause serious or fatal accidents to occur on Florida roads. It is important to drive safely not only for your own protection but also for the other people and vehicles on and near the roads.
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