Types of Car Accidents

Each auto accident has its own set of circumstances. They can happen in accordion-like traffic on the expressway, on an interstate highway, a side street or a mall parking lot. Some types of accidents are more common than others. When these types of accidents occur contacting an attorney, such as Moffett Law Firm, P.C., can always help so that your compensated properly.

Rear-enders

These occur when the front end of one vehicle impacts into the rear end of another vehicle. They’re usually caused by the driver at the rear following the vehicle in front of it too closely. They might also involve distracted driving when traffic ahead of a driver was stopped, and the driver didn’t become aware of it because their attention was focused on something else.

Broadsides

Also known as side-impact or T-bone collisions, they can occur when the front of one vehicle impacts with the side of another vehicle. They might also result from losing control of a vehicle and impacting with a fixed object like a tree or telephone pole. Injuries in these crashes are usually more severe than in the rear-enders.

Head-on collisions

Most often occurring on two-lane roadways, the head-on collision occurs when the front ends of two vehicles impact with each other. These accidents are the cause of the most car accident deaths. In cases like these contacting an attorney from DiSandro & Malloy, P.C. can help with the proper presentation that you may need to get you the compensation you deserve.

Pile-ups

These are multi-vehicle collisions that sometimes involve 10 vehicles or more. They’re usually seen with winter ice and/or snow whiteouts. Intense fog also contributes to these crashes. Some vehicles in pile-ups are hit more than once, increasing the likelihood of serious injuries for the vehicle’s occupants. Damage to the various vehicles is different because some of the drivers lose control and spin. Other drivers might exit their vehicles and increase their own risk of serious injuries.

Single vehicle crashes

New and inexperienced drivers are more likely to be involved in single vehicle crashes. These usually involve a vehicle leaving the roadway and hitting a stationary object or rolling over. A single vehicle crash is often a distracted driving accident involving the use of a cellular device. Contacting a distracted driver attorney, like Berenson & Associates, can help with the proper presentation when such accidents occur.

Other types of accidents involve sideswipes and driving in reverse. They’re often overlooked.