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
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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
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 Billings 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.
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