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What Do I Need to Know About Different Types of Car Crashes?

Posted on : August 3, 2020

There are many different types of car accidents and each has the potential to result in significant and sometimes deadly injuries. Here’s what you need to know about the top 5 types of automobile collisions, the injuries they are most likely to result in, and how you and your family can get legal help after the crash. 

1. Single-Car Crashes   

A single-car crash involves one car and typically another object like a tree, a guard rail, a stop sign, or another stationary object nearby. There are many causes of single-car accidents, like drunk driving or losing control after swerving to miss an animal in the road. Injuries can be severe and even fatal, especially without a seatbelt.

2. T-Bones

A t-bone collision occurs when a vehicle is hit by another in its side, creating a “T” with their cars. This is usually the result of one vehicle attempting to turn in front of the other. The persons most susceptible to critical injuries in a t-bone accident are the passengers of the vehicle that was hit in its side.  

3.  Rear-End Car Accidents  

Rear-end motor vehicle accidents are very common, more so than other types of accidents. They are often caused by one driver not paying attention in a heavy traffic scenario. Whiplash occurs frequently in rear-end collisions and while once seen as a minor injury, whiplash is now recognized as an injury that can cause long-term chronic pain.

4. Sideswipe Collisions  

A sideswipe car accident is a type of collision where the sides of two vehicles come into contact with each other. This is common on highways where drivers change lanes often to get around each other but might not see the other car when switching lanes again. If this happens at high speeds, it’s easy for both vehicles to lose control and end up in an accident.

5. Rollover Crashes   

A rollover car accident is well known to be one of the most serious types of motor vehicle collisions. Rollovers have a much higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. If a rollover accident victim lives, they are more likely to sustain critical injuries like loss of limb. 

Involved in a Motor Vehicle Collision? Appalachian Injury Law Can Help 

No matter what type of car accident you or a loved one were involved in, the resulting injuries can be severe and in some cases, fatal. After a car accident, it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney with a proven track record on your side to help advocate for the compensation you deserve. Call Appalachian Injury Law now at (800) 393-8595. 


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