1. Rear-End Collisions
A rear-end collision is a common type of car accident which can result in personal injury. A rear-end collision can occur for a multitude of reasons, but typically involves two cars going at different speeds. A rear-end collision occurs when the first car slows down suddenly and without warning, leading the second car to run into it going at a higher speed and causing a collision. The other type of rear-end collision can occur when the second car speeds up faster than the car in front of it, causing a collision from behind. A rear-end collision can result in a personal injury if the parties in either car are injured by the collision.
2. Side-impact Collisions
A side-impact collision is another type of car accident which can result in personal injury. A side-impact collision occurs when a car is impacted on the side by another car or object. Typically a side-impact collision occurs when one car is not paying attention to the rules of the road and goes illegally through an intersection without properly signaling or checking that the coast is clear for them to cross. This accident impacts a side of the car which is less equipped to deal with collisions and therefore personal injury is more likely to occur than in other accidents.
3. Head-on collisions
A head-on collision is a car accident in which two vehicles hit each other front-end to front-end. In a head-on collision it is very likely that one of the drivers was not paying attention to the rules of the road, and was in the wrong lane when the accident occurs. These accidents are especially dangerous and often result in personal injuries.
4. Single car collisions
Single car collisions occur for a multitude of reasons, and can result in personal injuries for the driver or passengers of a car. One reason for a single car collision is a defective roadway, which can manifest in a lack of signage or the incorrect placement of a sign or barrier. These types of accidents can lead to personal injuries through high-speed impact with barriers or other objects such as traffic lights or trees.
5. Collisions with pedestrians or bicyclists
A collision with a pedestrian can result in personal injury for both the driver of the car and the pedestrian depending on the accident. The person who is hit by the car can sustain many different types of personal injuries from the collision. Personal injury is very likely to occur in the case of a pedestrian collision, more likely for the pedestrian, than for the driver. A collision with a bicyclist occurs when a driver of a car or the rider of a bike does not pay attention to the rules of the road. Because of the size and weight difference between bicycles and cars, the rider of the bicycle is more likely to sustain a personal injury after a collision than the driver of the car. In both cases the person who is not in a car is likely to sustain personal injuries.
If you’ve been involved in any of these types of accidents and need an attorney, please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions