What Type Of Car Accident Have You Experienced?
The attorneys at Dimopoulos Law Firm are ready to help you seek the compensation you need and are entitled to. No matter what type of car accident you have been involved in, we are the firm to call.
Keep reading to learn more about common car accident scenarios and the injuries they can cause:
Intersection crashes: These often stem from one or more drivers running red lights, illegally turning, failing to yield or otherwise disobeying traffic signals. Although many people think of these accidents as “fender benders,” they can actually be highly injurious or fatal.
Left-turn accidents: Whether at an intersection or on a divided roadway, these accidents occur when one driver attempts to turn left across oncoming traffic without ensuring that the path is clear. When the oncoming driver is on a motorcycle or in some other small vehicle, left-turn accidents can easily result in paralysis or death.
Rear-end crashes: These involve one driver crashing into the back of the vehicle ahead of them (often at a stoplight, stop sign or in a parking lot). Rear-end crashes can result in head, neck and spinal cord injuries as well as whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries. These injuries may not be noticed right away, so it is important to be examined by a doctor prior to taking any legal or insurance actions.
Head-on collisions: Depending on the speed of both vehicles, head-on collisions can be highly injurious or fatal. Common injuries include broken bones, whiplash, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and cuts/bruises.
Side-impact accidents: More commonly known as T-bone accidents, these involve the front of one car smashing into the driver’s side or passenger’s side of another vehicle. The person most likely to be hurt or killed in this scenario is the driver or passenger of the car that is struck (depending on which side of the vehicle takes the impact).
Back-up and back-over accidents: These are likely to occur in parking lots and when backing out of driveways — particularly when driver visibility is limited. Injuries vary depending on the speed of the moving vehicle and whether it strikes another vehicle or strikes/backs over a pedestrian.
No-contact accidents: Someone can be at fault for an accident, even if they never touch your vehicle. Whether someone swerves into your lane (forcing you to swerve) or dashes out in front of your vehicle, emergency maneuvering can force you off the road or cause you to collide with something else. Injuries depend on the specifics of the situation, but the other driver could nonetheless be held liable if they are found to be at fault.
Injured In A Car Accident? Contact Us For A Free Consultation.
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