Causes of Accidents
Most Common Causes of Car Accidents
Many times if you are involved in an accident or collision, you can sustain damage to the frame that might not be visible by looking at it. If the frame of your vehicle is bent, it can create problems with the handling of your vehicle such as Bump Steer, which is when you hit a bump and the vehicle steering wants to go to the left or right. It can also cause problems with your tires because your vehicle is not properly aligned.
Two-car accidents composed less than half of the reported collisions from the study — 22.7% struck another car and only 22.2% were hit by another vehicle. Single car accidents accounted for 7.9% of accidents.
Have you ever backed into a tree or driven over a pothole too fast, causing car damage? Well, you are not alone. More than 5% of respondents listed striking a parked car or tree as the cause of damages. Hitting a pothole or other non-accident damage caused 2.9% of incidents. ″Act of nature″ comprised nearly 6% of car damages, and 2.4% cited running over an animal.
What To Do after an Accident
No matter the cause of damage — whether you side–swiped a parked car on a narrow city street or accidentally threw your car into reverse and backed into a brick wall — the highly experienced mechanics at Precision Collision will work their magic so that your vehicle will appear like said accident was just a bad dream.
Once you′ve deposited your damaged vehicle into our capable hands, you must make a tough decision. Do you file a claim with your insurance company? There is no clear cut answer.
If your damage is minor, CarInsurance.com advises against making a claim because doing so could increase your insurance rates. Check your collision coverage deductible against the repair estimate that we provide. If our estimate falls below the deductible, your insurance won′t foot the bill anyways. However, if our estimate is above the deductible, then it could be in the best interest of your bank account to file that claim.