Types of Auto Accidents
Car accidents can occur because of different reasons, such as driver error, defective auto parts, and defective roads. These accidents can easily cause injury or death, property damage, traffic, and all their financial costs.
But what exactly are the different kinds of auto accidents that can occur? They are important to know so you can avoid them intentionally.
Single-vehicle collisions occur when only one vehicle has been involved. Most of these collisions happen because the driver has lost control of the vehicle, maybe because of distracted driving or drunk driving. The vehicle ends up crashing into walls, utility poles, fire hydrants, barriers, guardrails, trees, and other possible obstructions.
A head-on collision happens when the front ends of two vehicles crash into each other. This is one of the deadliest kinds of car accidents, because the force of the collision is directly in front of the driver and he or she can absorb a big portion of it. Most head-on collisions occur when a vehicle veers into the opposite lane or drives the wrong way.
A rear-end collision occurs when a car hits the back end of another. One of the most common causes of rear-end collisions is tailgating, where a vehicle is traveling too near another that when the other vehicle brakes, the vehicle will not have enough time to react and crash to the other’s rear end. Rear-end collision injuries include whiplash, head trauma, and back pain, caused by the sudden jolt of the vehicle.
T-bone collision, also known as broadside collision, occurs when the side of a car has collided with another. Most T-bone collisions happen because of right-of-way issues on intersections, like when a vehicle runs through a red light and hits another that is running through a green light. Most of the time, the injuries are worse on the broadsided vehicle.
Rollover collisions occur when one of the vehicles involved has rolled over or overturned. Rollovers can be caused by sharp turns, dangerous maneuvers, and even direct collisions. Rollovers can also happen on single-vehicle accidents. Victims of rollover accidents are very vulnerable to being ejected or trapped in the vehicle.
Knowledge of these kinds of accidents is only the first step to prevent them from happening. The best way to completely avoid them is through diligent driving. If you have been involved in an accident because of the reckless and negligent behavior of another, you may be entitled to compensation. In these cases, you may want to get legal help, such as the Houston personal injury attorneys of the Mokaram Law Firm. Do not be afraid to step up, especially because your safety is already involved.