Car accidents can happen any time, whether you’re driving on a quiet country road, in a city, or on the highway. Joe Knows just how devastating being hurt or losing someone in a motor vehicle crash can be. At Stanley Law Offices, our auto accident attorneys are dedicated to helping injured victims reclaim their lives and making things right for them. Throughout the years, we have seen the brutal damage and losses that clients have suffered due to no fault of their own. Knowing more about common types of auto accidents can help you make you more aware of potential dangers on the road and help you stay vigilant and safe while driving.
Also known as side-impact crashes, these types of accidents often occur at intersections when a motorist is turning left or someone runs a red light or stop sign. T-bone accidents often lead to serious injuries and fatalities, especially in smaller vehicles with no side airbags because there is less protection for people in the vehicle than if they were hit from the front or back. Motorists and occupants of vehicles often suffer head injuries such as skull fracture and traumatic brain injury, due to their heads hitting the side windows or another hard surface in the car. If they aren’t wearing seatbelts they may be thrown around inside the vehicle, which can lead to all types of catastrophic injuries.
When a motor vehicle slams into the rear end of a car in front of them serious injury can occur, even at lower speeds. Tailgating, sudden stops, distracted driving, and wet or icy roads are often causes of rear-end collisions. Whiplash and other neck, back, and spinal injuries are often the result of rear-end collisions. In some cases, a motorist or passenger may see the car coming and brace for impact, which can cause broken or crushed limbs, hands, and feet. They may also hit the dashboard or windshield and suffer broken ribs or facial laceration that may require plastic surgery and even lead to disfigurement.
Head-on collisions are one of the most deadly types of car accidents and are usually caused by a vehicle crossing into a lane of oncoming traffic. Improper or dangerous passing on two-lane roads, drowsy or distracted driving, entering a highway the wrong way, driving under the influence, and swerving to avoid obstacles or potholes in the road are common causes of head-on collisions. Some occur when a vehicle is hit at such force that they fly or are pushed into oncoming traffic. If you’ve lost someone or have been injured in a head-on collision, an auto accident lawyer can investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and sort out who may be at fault for your injuries and losses.
These types of accidents are complex and can be caused by several factors. If the roof of a motor vehicle is crushed when it rolls over, the results can be fatal. According to the NHTSA, almost 85% of fatalities in rollover crashes involve single vehicles. However, his doesn’t mean that someone else may not be responsible for your injuries. Rollover crashes can often result when a driver has to swerve to avoid another motorist who is driving in an unsafe manner. Vehicles with high centers of gravity such as SUVs and trucks are particularly susceptible to rolling over, especially when they take curves at high speed. If you drive this type of vehicle, be sure to slow down and practice caution when taking curves.
Most single-vehicle crashes occur due to speeding, obstacles in the road such as animals and fallen trees, or poor weather conditions. A motorist involved in a single-vehicle crash often hits a tree or utility pole, which can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Contact A Car Accident Lawyer If You’ve Been Injured
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motor vehicle crash that was caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, don’t go it alone. Even if you believe you haven’t suffered a serious injury, it’s important to seek medical attention and contact a personal injury attorney after an auto accident. Symptoms of serious injuries may not appear until days or weeks later. The Team at Stanley Law can evaluate your case and we’ll leave no stone unturned in our mission to help you recover the maximum award you need and deserve. Your initial consultation is always free. Contact us online or call us at 866-553-7125 or 800-372-3760. Our offices are conveniently located in Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown or Rochester, NY and Montrose, PA. Se habla español.