Watch Out For These Most Common Car Accidents In Madison
Watch Out For These Most Common Car Accidents In MadisonIn Madison, there are certain types of car accidents that more people fall victim to than others. If you have been in an accident and you are injured or your car is damaged, car accident attorneys from Eisenberg Law Offices can help. Here are some of the most common types of car accidents that cause injuries and damages. We hope you can avoid them.
- T-Bone – When multiple cars are in the intersection at once, it’s time to be on high alert, because each driver is depending upon the common sense and courtesy of the other drivers in order to get everyone through safely. This is a smart time to slow down and take an extra second to scan the situation. Look at the other drivers, if you can. Are they also paying attention, or are they distracted? Be courteous, but even more importantly, be protective of yourself.
- Rear-End – As a culture, we are more distracted than ever before, even when we are behind the wheel. And all it takes is a tiny distraction to cause a rear-end collision. Pay attention to your own driving, but also pay attention to the driver in front of you and the driver behind you. Be aware of what’s beside you, too, in case you need to make an evasive move to avoid hitting or being hit by another car.
- Single Vehicle – Nobody wants to admit to having been involved in a single vehicle accident. It’s pretty embarrassing, but it happens. Pay attention and keep to a safe speed for the surroundings, obviously, but single vehicle accidents often occur when backing up. Let’s twist that old carpentry saying: Look twice, back up once. If anything besides your car is damaged, don’t leave the scene until you contact the owner of whatever is damaged.
- Blind Spot – You can avoid a blind spot accident by looking twice and merging once, but you can do yourself an even bigger favor by staying aware of where other cars are positioned around yours all the time. It also helps to be aware of where your own car is in relation to others; is your front tire by another car’s rear tire? You are probably in that driver’s blind spot. Speed up or slow down a little so he can see you, too!
- Parked Car Crunch – Sometimes, your car gets damaged when you are not even in it. There are a few things you can do to avoid this type of accident. Think about whether a corner of your car is sticking out in a way that a careless driver might clip coming around a corner. And be sure you’ve curbed your tires and set your parking brake correctly when you park.