Car accidents can happen in all sorts of places, from a deserted highway to bumper-to-bumper traffic. If you were involved in an accident, the details of how the accident occured can be an important factor in receiving compensation for property damage or personal injury.
- In a head-on collision, the front ends of two cars hit each other, often resulting in very serious or even fatal injury to one or both drivers as well as extensive damage to the vehicles.
- In a rear-end collision, one car crashes into another car’s rear bumper. Unless the front car is in reverse gear, the accident is usually considered to be the fault of the driver of the car that rear-ends the other car. Even at moderate speeds, the accident can result in whiplash or other injuries to occupants of both cars.
- In a side-impact collision, sometimes called a “T-bone” collision, the front or back of a car crashes into the side of another car. The sort of damage or bodily injury depends on what part of the car was hit, the construction of the car itself, and the speed of the collision.
- In a sideswipe collision, the sides of two cars touch or “swipe” one another. If they’re both traveling in the same direction, the cars may only have cosmetic damage. However, a driver could still file for damages to his vehicle.
- A single car accident involves only one car, but it could also involve damage to someone else’s property or even pedestrians.
- A hit-and-run accident occurs when one driver leaves the scene. It can be very difficult to determine the identity of the driver or car.
- A multi-vehicle collision, sometimes called a “pile-up,” involves many vehicles. This is one of the worst sorts of accidents, since vehicles in a pile up are often hit multiple times. Spilled fuel can also lead to a fire that can spread from vehicle to vehicle. It is often hard to determine the cause of A multi-vehicle collision.
If you have been injured in a car accident, schedule a free consultation with Scott Allmon at Absolute Law Firm.