Ayuda En Español
Free Consultation
972-332-5841
Your case is our cause
Free Consultation
972-332-5841
Menu Contact

Types of accidents that occur while you’re on the highway

Many of us take the highway to get to most destinations, as it often makes the drive shorter. However, many accidents occur while on the highway and they are often much deadlier than accidents that take place on other roads, as vehicles are traveling at high speeds. What types of accidents are common on the highway and how do they happen?

 

Rear-end collisions

Rear end collisions may be the most frequent type of accident, as according to NTSB, almost half of the car crashes were of this nature. It is possible that there are two behaviors that individuals partake in while on the highway that increase the likelihood of a rear-end collision.

  • Distracted driving: When a driver is looking down at their phone, or is distracted by something else, they may not see a car braking in front of them. On the highway, this can be dangerous as one can travel the length of a football field in five seconds.
  • Speeding: On the highway, speeding is a definite concern. If an obstacle comes into a speeding driver’s path, they may not be able to slow down in time or merge safely. Speeding is also hazardous in poor weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall.

Head-on collisions

Head-on collisions are popular on undivided highways, when one car drifts into oncoming traffic. These situations can be scary for everyone involved, especially as many do not know what to do if you are faced with another car coming at you head-on. Both drunk driving as well as drowsy driving amplify the chances of a head-on collision.

  • Drunk driving: An impaired driver may black out or lose their ability to stay on the correct side of the road.
  • Drowsy driving: Many people underestimate drowsy driving when thinking about accident causes. 20 percent of people report that they have fallen asleep behind the wheel. When a driver falls asleep while driving, swerving into an oncoming lane of traffic is an unfortunate possibility.

There are many types of car accidents that occur on highways or interstates, as well as many things that can cause these crashes. Educating yourself of the possible hazards you may face when driving on highways can help you avoid one.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Client Testimonials

  • Great Lawyer For A Reasonable Price

    Mr. Hulett was a very competent and effective lawyer for me in my custody case. Not only did we get the desired result but he did it for less than half of what my ex paid to her attorney on the same matter.

    – Anonymous

  • Great Lawyer For A Reasonable Price

    Mr. Hulett was a very competent and effective lawyer for me in my custody case. Not only did we get the desired result but he did it for less than half of what my ex paid to her attorney on the same matter.

    – Anonymous

  • Great Lawyer For A Reasonable Price

    Mr. Hulett was a very competent and effective lawyer for me in my custody case. Not only did we get the desired result but he did it for less than half of what my ex paid to her attorney on the same matter.

    – Anonymous

See More Testimonials

Request A Free Consultation

Don't talk to an insurance company without first talking to an experienced, knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Contact us online or call 972-332-5841 today to find out the best way to approach your motor vehicle, personal injury or wrongful death case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you collect on your personal injury claim-and we don't charge you to assist with the property damage portion of your claim. From our office in Grapevine, we help people throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the entire state of Texas. Hablamos Español.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

email us for a response

Parks Law Firm, P.C.
4851 Merlot Avenue
Suite 550
Grapevine, TX 76051

Phone: 972-332-5841
Fax: 817-527-7077
Grapevine Law Office Map

Free Consultation