Types of Car Accidents

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There are several types of car accidents, any one of which can cause severe property damage and injuries. If you were injured, then you should contact a Montana car accident attorney from Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC as soon as possible!

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Road Collision Types

While many car accidents fall into the same scenarios, there are many different factors that contribute to the severity of the crash. For example, a low-speed accident can be deadly if it involves a pedestrian or a passenger that is not wearing their seatbelt.

Common types of car accidents include:

Head-on collisions: Unfortunately, these have poor outcomes due to the speeds involved. A head-on collision occurs when one vehicle strays into the oncoming path of another vehicle. These are often caused by steering overcorrections, distracted driving, fatigued driving, and they can also occur when one driver is trying to avoid hitting something in the road.

Rear-end collisions: With a rear-end collision, the front end of a vehicle collides with the rear of the vehicle in the front. These type of collisions commonly result in whiplash injuries, but at high speeds, or in cases involving minivans with passengers in the rearmost section of the vehicle, they can be fatal. Rear-end collisions are often the result of tailgating, panic stops, and distracted driving.

Intersection collisions: Intersection collisions, also known as side-impact collisions, occur at intersections with and without stop signs or signals. These can be particularly dangerous because there is little protection for passengers sitting beside the door that is struck.

Run-off-the-road collisions: These occur when a single vehicle runs off the road and strikes an object. These can occur because of distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving, or because the driver swerved to avoid hitting an object. They can also happen when a driver is speeding and loses control of their vehicle.

Contact a Montana Car Accident Attorney

No matter what type of car accident you were in, it is our job to determine the cause and to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. We are strong advocates for our clients, and we have extensive experience negotiating settlements with insurance companies. We will fight hard and explore every avenue to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Call our Montana personal injury firm to schedule your free case evaluation.