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Do you know the most dangerous kind of crash?

With so many ways to get into a car crash, you're bound to be in one at one time or another. There are very few people who go through life without being involved in even a minor fender-bender.

There are several different categories of collisions that you could be involved in including:

  • Lane-changing accidents
  • Multi-vehicle pileups
  • T-bone crashes
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on crashes

Depending on the speed and force in the collision, your injuries could range from nonexistent to severe or deadly.

What is the most dangerous kind of car crash?

The kind of crash that is arguably the most dangerous is a head-on crash. These accounted for 54% of fatalities in 2015, more than any other kind. Rear-end collisions were significantly less deadly, accounting only for 5% of the crash fatalities that year.

If you consider injuries instead of fatalities, a rollover crash may actually be the most dangerous. Rollovers only happen in around 2% of crashes, but they account for approximately a third of fatalities. Rollover crashes can lead to severe, debilitating injuries.

No matter what kind of crash you're in, there is a potential to be injured or killed. Fortunately, many of the crashes that take place are minor or lead to injuries that you can recover from given enough time. If you are hurt in a crash, you also have the option of pursuing compensation so that you can have the financial support that you need while you go through the medical treatment plan that your doctor has created. With good financial support, you can focus on your health instead of your lost income, expenses or other financial worries.

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