Types of Car Accidents

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Every day, thousands of car accidents occur across the nation due to a variety of factors. Some are beyond the driver’s control and occur due to inclement weather conditions or poorly maintained roads while others occur due to a driver’s careless actions. If you were injured by a careless driver, there may be able to take legal action.

Top three reasons accidents occur:

  1. When a driver leaves their lane and collides with another vehicle or object
  2. Collisions involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists
  3. Crashes at intersections such as rear-end collisions and side impact collisions.

Classifications of Car Accidents

Single-Vehicle Accidents

These types of accidents occur when a driver attempts to swerve out of the way of an object or animal in the road and rolls over, hits the center divider, or rolls down an embankment. The accidents can also occur due to a vehicle defect, faulty brakes or burst tire.

Multiple-Car Accidents

Multiple car collisions can occur for any number of reasons. Most commonly these accidents occur due to weather affecting visibility or road conditions.

Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of collisions due to the level of damage they can cause. Head on collisions commonly occur on narrow two lane highways with no separation between two opposing lanes of traffic. Collisions such as these are usually a result of drivers attempting to pass a slower driver without enough time between oncoming traffic or as a result of one driver attempting to swerve out of the way of an object in the road. Narrow two lane highways are especially dangerous due to how little space there is for drivers to make evasive maneuvers.

Vehicle Rollovers

Generally, these collisions are caused by vehicles making sharp turns at high speeds. While all cars can roll over, SUVs are at a greater risk due to their higher center of gravity.

Side-Impact Collisions

Also known as a “T-Bone” collisions these types of accidents generally occur when drivers are making an unprotected left and right turns. Vehicle damage and driver injury are typically more severe in these types of injuries.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-End Collisions generally occurs when drivers follow too close to the vehicle in front of them and the driver in front brakes or comes to a full stop. These types of collisions most commonly occur at intersections.

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If you were injured in a car accident, don’t settle for what insurance providers may be offering you. Often insurance carriers do not offer enough to cover crash victims’ medical expenses, loss of pay and vehicle damage. By speaking to one of our qualified attorneys, you can get a clearer picture of what kind of compensation you deserve.

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