The Various Types of Car Accidents
Thousands of car accidents happen on a daily basis in the United States. They can occur for many different reasons, to anyone and at any time. While car accident statistics can be alarming, understanding the common types of car accidents can lead to awareness and prevention. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
Among the most common types of car accidents are rear end collisions. These types of accidents occur when one car crashes into another car in front of it. Rear end accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Examples of this include a car in front of another car stopping short and the driver behind not paying attention, or a car following too closely behind the car in front of it. The most common injury seen in rear end collisions is whiplash. Whiplash is a sudden motion of the head and neck, resulting in injuries to the ligaments and tendons of the head and neck. Damage to the vehicle and the individuals inside are usually more severe in the front car.
Another common type of car accident is that of side impact collisions. These types of accidents are also known as T-bone accidents, as the point of impact in these incidents resembles the letter T. Damages and injuries are likely to be more severe in these types of accidents versus rear end accidents, but vary depending on the specific details of the accident. The severity of damage and injuries in T-bone accidents may depend on the part of the vehicle that was struck and whether or not airbags were deployed.
Sideswipe accidents are also common occurrences. These types of accidents typically occur when two parallel cars hit each other in a kind of sliding action. Damage and injuries in these instances are usually minor in the event that both cars were traveling in the same direction, at the same speed, and neither driver lost control of their vehicle.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also contact us by email at [email protected].