What Are the Different Types of Car Accidents?

Every year, thousands of individuals encounter one of the worst situations that can happen while doing something that we do daily. Getting into a car accident can be difficult to experience, but understanding them can be very important.

For any individual who has been in an accident, knowing the different types of car crashes can help give you a better idea of how they happen and who can be at fault. Here are some of the most common types of crashes of which you should be aware.

Head-On Collisions

These typically occur in cases where an individual loses control of their vehicle and swerves into oncoming traffic. These are some of the most serious accidents and the injuries sustained are often catastrophic. Some potential causes may be drunk, fatigued, or distracted drivers.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are some of the most common for a number of reasons. For instance, if a driver is distracted while approaching traffic, they may fail to stop in time leading to a rear-end crash. In other cases, brakes may fail, leading to a rear-end collision. This may lead to whiplash and back injuries.

T-Bone Collisions

These types of accidents are typically at intersections in which someone runs a red light or traffic signal and crashes into the side of the other vehicle. These are serious crashes because they often result in one side of the vehicle collapsing onto the driver or passengers and is typically the fault of the person who runs the traffic light or signal.

Sideswipe Collisions

Typically, these accidents occur when individuals are distracted or something else causes them to swerve into a lane next to theirs. If there is a vehicle already in that lane, they may collide and damage is often determined by the speed at which one car swerves into the other.

Knowing what causes these types of accidents can help to show who may be negligent and who may be at fault. This can help injured individuals protect their rights in the event of a serious collision resulting in accidents.

At Hardee & Hardee, our Greenville car accident attorneys work with clients to help them understand their rights and options. You deserve to have someone who can help you move through the process in a positive manner.

If you’ve been injured, call us at (252) 966-0044 today to discuss your rights and options.

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