March 1, 2022

Most Common Car Accident Scenarios in Mississippi

Arguably, of all the states in the US, Mississippi ranks highest among those with fatal car crashes at 22.2 deaths per 100,000 people.

For every 100 million vehicle miles traveled, Mississippi ranks second among all the states with 1.63 deaths for every 100 million miles traveled by each individual.

While not all car accidents do not end up tragic, they still are commonplace.

What then are the most common car accident scenarios in the state of Mississippi?

Drunk Driving

Many car accidents in Mississippi often involve the presence of a drunk driver on the scene. As a matter of fact, drunk driving accounts for most car accidents in the entire US.

According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, car accidents due to drunk driving that have resulted in fatalities account for 18% of total traffic deaths across the state.

Distracted Driving

Texting while driving or talking with someone on a mobile phone has been another common sight in many car accident scenes.

This is most probably because of the state drivers are in while texting. Many drivers do not realize that texting while driving actually increases the risk of accidents by as much as 25 fold. Often, drivers who engage in texting or talking on the phone lose concentration on the road – an occurrence known as “inattention blindness.”, Most Common Car Accident Scenarios in Mississippi, Germany Law Firm PLLC

Distracted driving usually leads to a wide range of car accidents in Mississippi, from very minor ones to serious ones that lead to injury and, worse, death. Contact a Mississippi car accident lawyer today to discuss your injury accident to make sure your rights are protected.

Broadside collisions

These types of accidents commonly occur along intersections, although these may also occur on any roadside. These are otherwise known as “T-bone accidents” because of how the vehicles are positioned during the encounter.

In broadside collisions, the front end of one vehicle collides on the side of another vehicle.

Curiously, one of the most common reasons for this type of accident is when a driver attempts to run a red light with the other driver being caught by surprise.

It is important to emphasize that the sides of a car offer very little protection to the riders. Thus, it really isn’t surprising that many broadside collisions result in serious injuries.

Rear-end collisions

This is often seen in drivers who tailgate cars driving right in front of them. When proper distance is not maintained between cars, the car at the back may end up hitting the car right in front, especially when the car in front suddenly hits the brakes.

Unless this kind of collision happens at high speeds, injuries may be rare due to extra protective features such as seatbelts and airbags. Spinal cord injuries are common in rear-end accidents. 

Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions are often defined as two cars directly crashing onto each other from their front. However, head-on collisions can also be used to describe any car hitting any other inanimate object such as a tree or even the side of a house.

These types of accidents often result in fatalities, if not severe injuries, despite the many protective features that cars do provide.  Call to speak to a Mississippi wrongful death attorney today to discuss the accident that took your loved one's life.

Why Choose Germany Law Firm?

It's important to take note of these different kinds of car accidents to avoid circumstances that may lead to their occurrence. If they do happen, it would be good to know some basic definitions which can help you should you need to undergo any legal procedure. We at Germany Law Firm, PLLC, can help you should you have any additional inquiries regarding car accidents in the state of Mississippi.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Mississippi accident, contact attorney Bob Germany for help.

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