TYPES OF ACCIDENTS

 

Different types of car accidents lead to different injuries and car damages. If you got in a car accident, you should understand the specifics of your type of accident. In this section, I talk about some of the most common forms of accidents that you might face. This information can act as the basis of your personal injury case. 

Rear End Collisions

One of the most common accidents is a rear end collision. Usually, these accidents happen when one driver misjudges the distance needed to slow down. Sometimes, these collisions happen because a driver does not pay attention. A rear end collision is almost always the fault of the tailing driver.

Side Impact Accidents

You might hear someone call a side impact accident a t-bone collision. When a side impact collision happens, it means certain things. It means that one car hits another car from a perpendicular angle. These accidents go by the name t-bone collisions because the cars look like a “T” when they collide. In most cases, it is clear which driver caused the accident. The placement of the cars and the damage to the cars shows who caused the accident. The driver who caused the collision could get sued for personal injury.

Front End Collisions

A front end collision happens when two vehicles collide from the front. The front ends of both vehicles must get involved in the crash for a front end collision to happen. If the front of only one vehicle gets hit, it is likely considered a t-bone or rear end collision. A front end collision is a dangerous type of collision because it usually happens at a high speed. There is no absorption of energy or shock from the vehicles when they collide head on. Because of this, it could cause a lot of damage to your car and your body.

Passenger In An Accident

You could get involved in a car accident where you did not drive either vehicle. As a passenger in a motor vehicle accident, you have certain rights. If you got injured, you can recover compensation from the at-fault party.

Pedestrian Accidents

Anyone involved in a car accident might sustain serious injuries. But, as a pedestrian the risk of this increases. Pedestrians don’t have any protection from a seatbelt, airbags, or a car. This leaves them vulnerable to serious injuries if they get involved in a car accident. On our pedestrian accidents page, you can learn about what to do as a pedestrian involved in a car accident.

Automobile Accidents

In most cases, collisions involve automobiles. This is the most common type of accident on the roads. Automobile accidents make up most personal injury claims in the United States each year. If you were recently involved in an automobile accident, this information can help you.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation. But, they offer low protection to riders. They can also reach high speeds. Because of these things, they can get involved in serious accidents. They are among the most dangerous vehicles to drive. If you get involved in a motorcycle accident, there are a few important steps to take. This can ensure that if you get injured, you will get compensated for.

Truck Accidents

All automobile accidents can be difficult to deal with. But, accidents caused by commercial trucks can be very difficult. They can be even more complicated than regular accidents. This is because commercial trucking companies have many parties involved. This can make it hard to determine who is liable for the accident. Determining what caused the accident and how many people are to blame can be difficult.