Types of Car Accident Claims
Let Our Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys Protect You
Car accidents can result from a nearly endless number of scenarios, most
of which involve some sort of driver error. While the resulting damage
from road collisions can be as vast as their causes, a majority of accidents
can be classified into just a few different categories. If you have been
injured in a
car accident you believe was not your fault, a knowledgeable Philadelphia car accident
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Common Categories of Car Accidents
The circumstances surrounding a collision can greatly influence the types
of injuries that the involved parties sustain. In order to better protect
yourself and your family from suffering serious injuries in a car accident,
it is important you be aware of the most common types of collisions so
you can learn how to avoid them. The most frequently occurring types of
collisions include rear-end accidents, side-impact accidents, rollovers,
head-on collisions, and sideswipes.
Rear-end accidents occur when a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front
of it. These types of collisions can be caused by tailgating,
texting while driving, speeding, and braking too late. The rear driver is almost always determined
to be at fault for these types of collisions, though the front driver
may be deemed liable if they were traveling in reverse at the time of
the collision. Injuries such as whiplash commonly result from rear-end
accidents, though impacts at higher speeds can lead to more serious damage
such as disc herniation or traumatic brain injuries.
Approximately 30 percent of all collisions involve an impact from the
side. Oftentimes referred to as “T-bone” collisions, these
crashes involve one car slamming into the side of another and often take
place at intersections. Side-impact collisions regularly occur as a result
when drivers fail to yield or run a red light.
Exactly as their namesake would suggest, rollover accidents involve one
or more vehicles flipping onto their roofs. Vehicles with top-heavy designs
such as SUVs and commercial trucks are particularly susceptible to rollovers,
though nearly any car can rollover given a severe enough impact. Rollovers
frequently result from factors such as high winds, speeding, slippery
roadways, or turning too sharply.
Possibly the most deadly type of accident is a head-on collision. This
involves two vehicles striking each other front-to-front while traveling
opposite directions. Head-on crashes can occur on narrow two-way roads
or when motorists drive on the wrong side of the road. Highway medians
are designed to protect drivers against these types of crashes.
Drivers that change lanes without looking or swerve into nearby lanes
can scrape the side of other cars. While sideswipes often only result
in superficial damage, sideswipes at high speeds can cause drivers to
lose control of their vehicles and cause large-scale accidents.
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If you have been injured in a car accident, the powerful
Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Laynas & Georges, P.C. can negotiate with the involved insurance
companies and fight to secure full and fair compensation on your behalf.
We believe nobody should be forced to deal with the consequences of a
negligent driver’s actions, and we are prepared to do whatever is
necessary to protect your rights during this difficult time. Most importantly,
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