Not all car accidents are created equal. Beyond alcohol involvement, reckless driving, speeding, and other accident factors, the type of car accident you’re involved in plays a role in how critical your injuries are. Here are 5 types of accidents, common injuries, and where to get legal help after a collision.
1. Accidents Involving a Single Car
Single-car accidents are just what they sound like — a collision involving only one motor vehicle. This often occurs when a driver is speeding, encounters poor road conditions, or is driving while intoxicated and loses control over their car or truck. When not wearing a seatbelt, the driver and/or passengers can be thrown from the car.
2. T-Bone Crashes
A t-bone motor vehicle accident is named such because the collision resembles the letter “T” when one vehicle hits the side of the other. If the car that was struck on the side had passengers, it’s more likely that they’ll be seriously injured than either of the drivers of both cars in the accident.
3. Rear-Ending Someone Else
Rear-end crashes are arguably the most common type of vehicle collision. In most cases, they occur when traffic is heavy and slow, and injuries are minor as a result. A predictable injury of a rear-end crash is whiplash, a seemingly innocuous injury. However, whiplash can be serious and leave someone with chronic, debilitating pain.
4. Sideswiping Another Vehicle
A sideswipe crash is a type of accident where the side of one vehicle strikes the side of another. Most often, this happens on highways when vehicles are passing one another and one car doesn’t see the other before changing lanes. If both cars were traveling at a high speed, a sideswipe can easily lead to a spin-out and subsequent crash.
5. Accidents That Cause Rollover
Any collision can result in a rollover, especially for vehicles like SUVs that are top-heavy. Rollovers are among the most serious types of car accidents because the risk of fatal injury is extremely high compared to other collisions.
Involved in a Car Crash? Southside Injury Law Can Help
Getting back to normal after a devastating car accident is difficult and in some cases, victims may never be able to regain their full abilities. After a motor vehicle accident, it’s important that you and your family have someone on your side who can zealously advocate for your best interests. At Southside Injury Law, we’ll do just that. Call now at (800) 393-8595.