Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury and fatalities in the U.S. When you get behind the wheel of a car, you’re accepting a risk that you could be involved in an accident. Any type of auto accident can result in injuries to the driver and any passengers, whether it’s a low-speed fender bender or a collision that results in a totaled car.
Which type of crash were you involved in?
Car accidents can occur anywhere, at any time of the day, and in any number of situations. They can happen to anyone, even the most experienced of drivers. Although there are a lot of different kinds of car accidents, the most common types of car accidents are:
Rear-end collisions involve the impact of one car’s front side into the back side of another car. These types of collisions are the most common type of car accident and have accounted for approximately 40% of all crashes in the U.S. over the past several years. These collisions often cause neck and low back injuries, including herniated or bulging discs.
Side impact or T-bone accidents, one of the most dangerous accidents that you can experience, occur when one vehicle crashes head-on into the side of another; most often the driver’s side is impacted. The injuries that can result from a T-bone accident often involve head injuries resulting from drivers hitting their head on the interior of the car.
Head on car crashes represent a significant portion of all fatal crashes and are one of the most common types of accidents occurring on rural roads. Because of the opposing forces in this type of collision, drivers and passengers often experience serious, if not catastrophic injuries, or death.
Sideswipe accidents happen when two vehicles that are moving in opposite directions come into contact with one another or when one vehicle changes lanes and collides along the side of a vehicle already occupying the lane. Neck injuries with radiating pain into the arms are very common in this type of collision.
Intersection accidents usually occur while turning left and/or when a driver is trying to “catch” a yellow light. These accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries to passengers on the left side of the turning vehicle. Broken ribs and head injuries are serious injuries resulting from this type of impact.
If you are injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to file a legal claim to get the compensation that you deserve.
Other types of accidents
Other types of car accidents include:
- Vehicle rollovers
- Hit and runs
- Roadway departure accidents
- Lane change and merging accidents
- Left and right turn accidents
- Multi-vehicle pileups
All of these types of accidents have the potential to become fatal accidents. In 2018, 36,560 deaths in the U.S. were the result of fatal motor vehicle accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident or has died, the dedicated team of attorneys at Roberts | Jeandron Law, auto accident attorneys in Orange County, will strive to help you secure the compensation that you deserve.
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