Secondary crashes are classified as car accidents that occur at the same location as a previous car accident before the previous accident is cleared. According to some studies, secondary accidents may account for as much as 10% of car accidents.
The easiest way to prevent secondary crashes is to clean up the first accident as quickly as possible. However, secondary crashes are not the only consideration following an initial accident. Officers must also collect evidence, which often requires delaying the cleanup of an accident.
One way for drivers to reduce the likelihood of secondary crashes is to drive slowly near accident scenes. Such cautious driving will allow drivers to be aware of any unmarked hazards that may lead to a secondary accident.
If you have been injured in a secondary accident, contact the Madison secondary accident injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.