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Common Types of Car Accidents

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Car Accident Lawyer

Hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur in Florida every year. While some of these accidents are fairly minor, others can result in catastrophic injuries. If you were injured in a car crash caused by another driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Here are the most common types of car accidents.

T-Bone Accidents

T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, happen when one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle and usually occur at intersections. These accidents can be particularly dangerous because the victims only have the door to protect them. Drivers can avoid getting into T-bone accidents by looking both ways at stoplights and stop signs and not speeding through yellow lights.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions occur when the front-end of one vehicle strikes the rear-end of another vehicle. These accidents typically occur because one vehicle is following another vehicle too closely. Fatigued driving, distracted driving and drunk driving can all contribute to these accidents. In most cases, the rear-end driver is at-fault. However, the forward driver can sometimes be found at-fault. For instance, if the forward driver reversed without reason or has faulty brakes, he or she may be to blame for the accident.

Single-Vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle accidents refers to an accident that causes damage to just one vehicle. These accidents can occur when a driver hits something in his or her path, such as a stop sign, animal or tree. Common causes of single-vehicle accidents include speeding,  poor weather, drowsy driving and drunk driving.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions take place when the front-end of one vehicle hits the front-end of another vehicle. These accidents are usually caused by drunk driving, distractions or drunk driving and can result in life-threatening injuries, like traumatic brain injuries.

Rollover Accidents

A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle flips over onto its roof or side and is more likely to result in catastrophic injuries. These accidents can result from speeding, impaired driving, driving off the road shoulder and distracted driving. Drivers and passengers can get ejected from the vehicle upon the collision. These accidents can also cause fires from spilled fuel, which can result in severe burn injuries. 

Low-Speed Accidents

Low-speed accidents might sound very minor compared to other car accidents on this list, but they are nothing to make light of. Even when a vehicle is traveling at 20 or 30 miles per hour, it can still cause injuries, like whiplash, broken bones and bruises.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you have been hurt in a car accident that was not your fault, you may want to get in touch with a car accident lawyer, like one from David & Philpot, P.L. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other losses. A lawyer can fully investigate your case and identify all of the liable parties. He or she can help you gather evidence to strengthen your claim and negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company.