While any kind of motor vehicle accident can cause serious harm to those involved, some collision types are more likely than others to cause head trauma, paralysis, broken bones, and other catastrophic injuries.
Always seek immediate medical treatment after a car accident, even if you do not think you were hurt. Failing to do so not only threatens your health but affects any claim you have against the negligent driver. The insurance company will allege your injuries are not that serious if you did not receive prompt medical care.
Showard Law Firm will protect your rights and fight to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
When two vehicles hit each other from the front, or a lone vehicle hits an object such as a tree from the front, the accident is considered a head-on collision. These types of accidents are often associated with the highest number of fatalities and severe injuries.
Often referred to as a T-bone accident, side-impact collisions usually occur at stop signs or traffic lights when a driver runs the sign or signal and plows into another car either passing through that intersection or making a left turn. Two vehicles passing each other on the road may become involved in a side-impact collision if one sideswipes the other.
T-bone accidents also have a high rate of fatalities and serious injuries. The severity of the injury will depend on where the car was hit.
Rear End Collision
When one car hits another from the rear, the severity of the crash depends on speed. A high-speed rear end collision can cause serious injuries and fatalities.
Even a low-speed rear end collision can result in injury. This type of impact often causes the rapid back-and-forth head movement of occupants in the struck vehicle, which results in whiplash. For some, the pain and lack of neck mobility become chronic.
Tailgating, inclement weather, distracted driving, and panic stopping are leading contributors to rear end crashes.
Rollovers occur when a vehicle flips over. A rollover frequently happens when the car is hit by another vehicle, or if the driver was going fast and attempting a tight turn. While any car can roll over, SUVs and other taller vehicles are most vulnerable. Spinal cord damage, paraplegia, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common in rollovers. The majority of rollover accidents are single-vehicle collisions.
Factors Affecting Car Accidents
A car accident can happen to anyone. They are often caused by:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
Contact a Tucson Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an auto accident, contact an car accident lawyer at Showard Law Firm. Arrange a no-cost consultation by calling or texting 24/7 or submitting our online form. Because we work on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Se habla Espanol.