Fatalities by type of car accident

Have you ever found yourself wondering what type of car accident puts you in the most danger? Is it the rear-end accident that you never see coming, the rollover wreck as you go around a corner or perhaps the red light runner hitting the side of your car at an intersection?

While any accident can be potentially deadly, the statistics do help shed some light on the risks. Reports claim that head-on crashes -- also called frontal accidents -- make up around 54 percent of fatalities. This makes them the most dangerous type of accident by a wide margin.

That said, it is also worth noting that head-on crashes are one of the most common types of accidents, considering how common two-way roads are. Since these wrecks happen so often, that is bound to drive the numbers up.

Much of the danger, though, just comes from the combined speed of the two vehicles. Head-on accidents are some of the most violent collisions on the road.

Side-impacts -- like the one you would get from a red light runner -- made up about 25 percent of fatalities in the study, followed by rollover accidents and other crashes, with 16 percent. Rear-end crashes actually end up taking the fewest lives, making up just 5 percent of the total.

Have you lost a loved one in a car accident? No matter what type of crash it was, it is important for you to know what rights you have to financial compensation for things like funeral expenses, medical expenses, mental suffering and much more.

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