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Most Common Types of Car Accidents

Posted By David Hernandez || June 25, 2014


In a city as busy as New York, car accidents occur at an alarming rate. As an experienced Brooklyn car accident injury attorney, I’m often asked by friends which type of accidents I see occurring with the most frequency. While the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates deals with a broad range of car and auto crash injuries, I have noticed a trend in the types and causes of crashes.

To help better answer this question, I recently found an article from  The Wall Street Journal  that details the most common type of car accidents.

The report details a study by CarInsurance.com, which looked at more than 42,000 online auto insurance quotes given from Sept. 1, 2011 to Feb. 5, 2013. These quotes were for collision, comprehensive, and liability coverage on single-vehicle policies for drivers who had reported an incident in the preceding five years.

So how did the results stack up? The following chart shows the percentages of ways vehicles were damaged in car accidents:

Car Accident Statistics | Brooklyn, NY Personal Injury Attorney | Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates

As you can see, one car striking another is the most prevalent type of car accident.

To learn more about car accidents and the injuries associated with the aforementioned crashes, contact an experienced Brooklyn, New York personal injury attorney.