Driving is something that most people in the United States do on a daily basis, and it is also a highly prevalent cause of injuries and fatalities. While our roads and automobiles are safer than they have ever been, the number of distractions in our vehicles has never been higher. Drivers on the road might be distracted by a variety of devices, including cell phones, multimedia systems, and tablets. This can result in a variety of automobile accidents, including serious injuries.
Every day at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we deal with serious injury automobile accidents. Knowing the most prevalent forms of vehicle accidents might help you avoid getting into one.
Accidents involving a single vehicle
You may assume that a single automobile accident is quite uncommon, yet car accident attorneys encounter a surprising amount of single-vehicle collisions. This is frequently the result of a faulty highway or a lack of signs. In such situations, the city, state, or municipality may be held liable for the accident, and an experienced automobile accident lawyer will know how to proceed with a lawsuit against a government institution.
In other situations, the collision might be caused by a problem with one of the automobiles involved, a defective product within the vehicle, or even a harmful medicine that renders the driver unable of properly operating the vehicle. This might be the basis for a personal injury claim. The easiest approach to avoid a single-vehicle collision is to keep your automobile in good working order, drive cautiously and within the speed limits, and never drive while taking medicine until you know how it affects you.
Rear end collisions
All too often, rear-end incidents occur. A rear-end accident occurs when an automobile abruptly slows down (perhaps without enough notice), and a car behind it collides with it. It might also happen if a motorist isn’t paying attention and collides with the automobile in front of them. If one or both parties are hurt, a lawsuit may be filed to collect damages. Whiplash and associated head, neck, and back issues are common injuries.
Head on collisions
One of the deadliest forms of automobile accidents is a rear-end collision. The majority of these collisions occur when one motorist is unsafe, irresponsible, or reckless, and is in the wrong lane at the time of the collision. If a motorist drives onto a one-way street, for example, a head-on accident may occur. A head-on collision can result in serious injuries and even death.
Crashes with unintended consequences
A side-impact collision frequently occurs when one motorist is not paying attention to the laws of the road and enters a junction or into the road without signaling or ensuring that it is safe to do so. This car then collides with another vehicle on the side of the road, which might be deadly because vehicle sides do not have as much protection as the front and back. As a result, this sort of collision is risky for the driver and passengers, who may suffer catastrophic injuries as a result.
It’s critical to pay great attention to the road when driving, especially what other cars are doing. Defensive driving can help you avoid an accident — and the injuries that often arise from it. If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, you will want the services of an expert car accident attorney. To book a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We never charge you a fee unless you receive compensation.