Various Types of Auto Accidents 

An auto accident can occur at any place and at any time. A catastrophic accident can happen; despite protective practices drivers ensue in order to diminish the chances of an accident. An auto accident can happen in a high-speed highway, during rush hour, neighborhood streets, and even in parking lots. The way in which an auto accident happens can have different consequences for all parties involved.

If you have been the victim of an auto accident, you should consider speaking to an experienced auto accident attorney. An attorney with the right experience can help you to determine who was the party at fault, as well as estimate the damage of the property, and finally assess the gravity of both mental and physical injuries. If you have been the victim of an auto accident, an attorney can champion on your behalf and assist you in obtaining restitution for your losses.

The Most Common Forms of Auto Accidents

As previously mentioned, auto accidents can happen in just about any location. The object of which a vehicle could collide with can also differ. For instance, a vehicle can collide with other motored vehicles and buildings or other like structures. A motored vehicle could also collide with pedestrians. All of these types of collisions could quickly result in catastrophic injuries. The following is a limited list of some of the most common forms of auto accidents.

  • Head On Collision
    • Head on collisions transpire when the front ends of two cars collide with one another.
    • These accidents will typically have fatal results.
  • Rear End Collision
    • Rear end collisions occur when there is one vehicle that crashes into the vehicle in front of it. This type traffic accident could be the result of a sudden stop by the vehicle or vehicles in front.
    • Generally, the worst injuries happen to the passengers of the front vehicle. One of the most common injuries involve whiplash. Whiplash can happen even if the speeds of both vehicles involved was not excessive.
    • Rear end collisions are almost always the fault of the vehicle in the back, even if the front car was the one who made the sudden stop. An exception to this, however, is a vehicle that reversed and thus collided with the vehicle behind it.
  • Sideswipe Collision
    • A sideswipe collision happened when two parallel vehicles collide and swipe one another.
    • If both parties involved maintain control of the vehicles, it is likely that the resulting auto body damage will be minimal.
  • Side Impact Collision
    • Side impact collisions are commonly referred to as a T-bone collision. A side impact collision will typically occur when a vehicle is impacted on either side of its body by the front or rear of another car.
    • Typical damages involve severe auto body damages.
    • Depending on the speed involved by the impacting car, passenger injuries could have severe consequences and could also result in death.
  • Rollover
    • A car rollover can happen when a car flips to its roof or side. These types of accidents can happen when a car has made a sharp turn while on a high speed. Every car is susceptible to a rollover but sport utility vehicles are at the greatest risk due to their height.
  • Single Auto Collision
    • A single auto collision can happen when there is only one car involved in the incident. Generally, the vehicle involved will strike another object such as a tree, a fire hydrant, or a building.
    • Unfortunately, these types of collisions usually result in the injury of a bystander.
  • Multi-auto Collision
    • These forms of collisions will involve several cars in what is also commonly referred to as a pile-up.
    • Generally, these types of incidents will occur in highways where most drivers are traveling at high speeds.

Obtain Legal Support

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident, you should know that there might be an opportunity to receive compensation for the injuries and damages sustained. Attorney Justin H. King is recognized as one of the most experienced litigators in auto accident injury claims. If you have suffered injuries because of a car accident, it is important to have the support of a qualified attorney who understands your rights as a victim.