Types of Car Accidents

One moment, you may be driving safely home, to work, or even to school. The next, you may have been involved in a devastating crash, leaving you with serious injuries that impact your quality of life. Now, you may need help recovering from the severe injuries and losses you have suffered.

Fortunately, you do not have to accept injuries like these without pursuing compensation. However, different car accident types can come with specific dangers and concerns that can impact the outcome of your case. Learn more about some of the most common accident types and what you can do to protect your case.

Most Common Types of Car Accidents in the United States

As you navigate a car accident, identifying the type of collision can help you determine who is at fault for your injuries. Certain common types of accidents are frequently the fault of a specific party, which can help you take action. Check out some of the most common accident types below to learn more about how these crashes happen.

T-Bone Collisions

T-bone accidents, or broadside accidents, typically occur at intersections, where vehicles may be traveling in different directions, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. When one of these accidents happens, another driver may strike you in the side, which can cause significant damage and injury. These accidents frequently occur because another driver was distracted and failed to stop at a traffic intersection.

Sideswipe Accidents

Sometimes, an accident can happen when you are driving near another vehicle, and they crash side-long into your vehicle. This kind of accident, also known as sideswiping, can, in the best situations, cause extensive cosmetic damage to your vehicle, including removing paint and leaving significant damage. In a worst-case scenario, it can lead to a loss of control of your vehicle and a more dangerous or even fatal crash.

Head-On Collisions

Unfortunately, head-on collisions are some of the most common types of collisions and some of the most dangerous at high speeds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speed-related accidents comprise 29 percent of traffic fatalities. Unfortunately, because of the force exerted on the vehicles involved, these accidents can turn deadly quickly.

Keep in mind that head-on collisions cause significantly more force to be placed on the body during the crash. Because of this force, severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and internal bleeding are relatively common in these claim types. You may need legal guidance to navigate the devastating suffering caused by these accidents.

Rollover Accidents

When your vehicle loses traction with the road, you make a sharp turn, or someone strikes you in the side, your car may roll over. These accidents are especially dangerous because if the top of the vehicle is crushed inward, it can lead to severe head and neck injuries, as discussed by the National Library of Medicine. That can especially turn deadly at high speeds.

You May Have Grounds to Pursue Compensation Following Your Accident

Being involved in a severe car accident can be costly, dangerous, and confusing. You may not have the tools to navigate this claim alone appropriately and may be unsure where to turn for help. Fortunately, Rosenthal Law can provide the support and guidance you need.

Starting with a free consultation, our team is prepared to identify the at-fault party and take action on your claim. When your personal injury lawyer joins your case, you can focus on your health and physical recovery while we handle the specifics of your case. To learn more about the support we can offer our clients, reach out by calling or completing our contact form.