You watch drivers around you on the road make mistakes almost constantly, and you get an idea of what types of crashes you could get involved in. Maybe someone decides to send a text message while driving toward you and drifts in your lane. Maybe a truck driver doesn’t see your car on the interstate and begins merging right into the side of your vehicle. There are countless examples.
That said, none of these accidents are as common as rear-end collisions. These have been pinpointed as the most frequent type of wrecks, meaning that the sheer odds say that this is how a crash is going to take place. You’re most likely going to get hit by someone behind you.
This type of wreck is frightening because avoidance could prove impossible. If someone drifts across the centerline, you can swerve right and miss them. If that truck starts to merge into you, you can honk your horn, speed up or slow down. You have options and can take action.
If you stop at a red light and the car behind you doesn’t stop, though, you can’t go anywhere. They won’t hear your horn in time. You may not even see them coming until they hit you. As a driver stopped in traffic, you are at the mercy of the skills of the drivers around you. As you can imagine, that’s a pretty fragile state to find yourself in, as many drivers do not drive as carefully as you’d like.
After getting injured in a rear-end accident, you may be able to seek financial compensation.