Distracted drivers continue to present problems for other motorists, and among the crashes to which distractions contribute are angle collisions.
The National Safety Council (NSC) keeps records on the types and frequency of vehicle crashes and how often they result in medically consulted injuries.
Vehicle crash overview
Most drivers know that texting is dangerous as is making and receiving calls, yet many continue to use cellphones while behind the wheel. In fact, the number of drivers using hand-held devices increased a phenomenal 1,500% between 2005 and 2018 according to data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Distracted driving is responsible for many kinds of crashes. For example, distractions play a role in rear-end collisions, the most common type of crash, followed closely by angle collisions. These occur when two vehicles going in the same direction collide. This kind of crash often happens when traffic is heavy and vehicles are merging. In 2018, angle collisions resulted in about 7,400 fatalities, the greatest number of deaths in crashes between motor vehicles. Although records show that angle and side-impact collisions only cause about 25% of traffic accident injuries overall, they cause over 35% of the most serious injuries and fatalities.
Medically consulted injuries
If you are in a vehicle crash and suffer an injury serious enough to see a physician or other health professional, you have a medically consulted injury. In 2019, the number of such injuries resulting from vehicle crashes was an estimated 4,423,000. Perhaps you were the victim of a distracted driver who caused an angle collision. Whatever the reason for your injury, you have the right to expect maximum compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages and more.