Auto accidents can occur in many different situations. Regardless of the circumstances, if you are injured it is vital to seek medical attention and make sure that your rights are protected.
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of auto accident in the United States. They occur when a vehicle crashes into a vehicle in front of it. The injuries of the occupants of the vehicle that is rear-ended are usually more severe than those in the car behind. Harmful injuries such as whiplash and back injury can occur even if both cars were traveling at moderate speeds.
Side-impact collisions, sometimes called T-bone collisions, side-impact collisions occur when a vehicle is hit broadside by the front or rear of another vehicle. Occupants sitting on the side where the vehicle is struck often suffer grave injuries such as trauma to the head, neck and spine, broken bones and severe internal injuries. Of course, no two car crashes are alike, and many variables come into play: where the vehicle was struck, the vehicle’s weight, construction and safety features and the speed of the vehicles involved.
Sideswipe collisions happen when the sides of two parallel cars hit and “swipe” each other. If either driver loses control, vehicles may run off the road and hit objects or people in their paths, resulting in severe vehicle damage, injury or death.
Vehicle rollover accidents happen when a vehicle flips over onto its side or roof. Any vehicle can roll over, but vehicles such as SUVs are at a a greater risk of rollover due to a higher center of gravity. Vehicle rollovers can result in fatal injuries, especially if occupants are not wearing seat belts.
Head-on collisions occur when the front ends of two vehicles hit each other in opposite directions. Head-on collisions are often fatal.
Multi-vehicle collisions, or pile-ups, are one most deadly types of traffic accidents. They usually occur on highways or freeways, and may involve many vehicles. Tractor trailers are often involved in multi-vehicle collisions, increasing the likelihood of injury or death to those in vehicles that are impacted.
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If you have been injured in an accident, the experienced legal team at Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, can assess your case and help you get the auto accident compensation you deserve. Contact us at 732-936-9901 today.