Types of car accidents
We are all at risk of being in a car accident at any time. Whether due to human error, bad weather, bad road conditions, or mechanical failure, among others, an accident can happen anywhere.
There are different types of collisions, and the severity of the damages and injuries that we can suffer as drivers can depend on the type of collision we have. In addition, to this we must add the speed at which the cars were traveling, the weight and size of the vehicles, and if during the collision we collided with any other object.
The type of accident may also be relevant to a personal injury claim, as it can help prove who was responsible for the accident.
Most Common Car Collisions
Some of the most common auto collisions we see in car accidents include:
– Rear collisions. Rear-end collisions are some of the most common that we can find, and in some cases, they tend to be less severe than the others since they can occur at lower speeds. They can usually be caused by drivers not keeping a safe distance between themselves and the car in front of them, or they can also occur as a result of a domino effect when they themselves were hit by another car. Always remember to keep a good distance between your car and others so that you have enough time to stop.
– Side collisions. These collisions can occur when a driver runs a stop sign, fails to yield to another vehicle during an intersection, or crosses another driver’s lane. Because the sides of a car do not have much structural protection, the damage to the driver can be significant and he or she can suffer serious injuries.
– Collisions causing rollovers. These are the deadliest collisions we can have. When a car rolls over, the roof can be crushed causing serious injury to the occupants or even death. These accidents can occur due to speeding, mechanical failure, or bad weather conditions.
If you or a loved one have been involved in any type of car accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact us immediately and schedule a free consultation to review your case.