Most common Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents come in all shapes and sizes, each one different from the next. However, most of them are similar in that they can cause serious injury, expense and frustration for those involved. Most of them also fall into one of a few different categories:
Head-on / front end collisions
Rear end collisions
Side impact collisions / t-bone collisions
Take a look at the information in the following pages to learn what type of car accident you’ve been involved in and what the risks are of each. Then, check out our Legal Options page to decide what you can do to recover from your accident and whether you need the help of a qualified and experienced car accident lawyer.
Rear end collisions
Rear end collisions occur when one driver strikes another at or near the rear of their car. These collisions can occur when the driver in front stops quickly or unexpectedly, causing the second driver to impact the first without the ability to stop. More often, however, the second driver impacts the first who has slowed or stopped ahead when the second driver’s attention is diverted or distracted. Rear end collisions can cause injuries to the entire body, especially the neck, back, shoulders and knees of all drivers and passengers involved. Rear end collisions are especially dangerous to children traveling in either car.
If you are a passenger or driver of either car, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately should any symptoms begin after such an accident. Rear end collisions can be the fault of either driver so it is also very important that a qualified lawyer review your case soon after the accident.
Head on collisions
Head on collisions occur when two cars strike one another at or near the front of each car. These collisions can occur when one driver runs into the lane of another, when one driver travels into an intersection or when a driver turns the wrong way down a street. This is often due to a lapse of attention, intoxication or negligence in driving.
Side Impact (T-bone) accidents
Side Impact accidents occur when one the front of one car strikes the side of another. These collisions can occur when one driver travels into an intersection or when one driver pulls out into the path of another. This is often due to a lapse of attention, intoxication, or negligence in driving.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident, you may be eligible to recover damages including pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a qualified Florida car accident lawyer who can answer all your questions and ensure that your legal rights are protected.