Types of Car Accidents

Different Types of Car Accidents

When it comes to car accidents, they and come in all shapes and sizes. Some types of car accidents are more likely than others and some put the driver and passengers of the vehicle at serious risk of injury. It is important to know a few of the more common types of car accidents so you are aware of who is at fault if you are involved in one. Identifying fault in an accident is important because the person who is at-fault can be held liable for any damages.

Rear End Collisions

One of the most common types of car accident is the rear end collision. Rear end collisions are also known as fender benders. A rear end collision takes place when one person crashes the front of their car into the back of another person’s car. These accidents are usually caused by the person in front stopping short at a red light, traffic stop, or a traffic slow down. Typically, the person who hits the rear end of the other car is held at fault.

Side Impact Collisions

Side impact collisions are another common type of a car accident. This type of accident is often referred to as a t-bone or a broadside collision. A side collision accident takes place when the front of one car crashes into the side of another car. A t-bone car accident usually comes with more severe injuries, but it depends on what part of the car was struck and the safety features of the car. Fault in these types of accidents can be blamed on either driver.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are the most dangerous of the types of accident we have mentioned. A head-on collision involves two cars crashing, front end to front end. Head-on collisions can lead to a catastrophic injury and are often fatal. Assuming fault is tricky for this type of car accident, as it can be hard to tell who was in the wrong. In some cases, one car might be heading into oncoming traffic. If this is the case, then the car making an illegal driving maneuver would be to blame.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents can lead to serious injury and sometimes they can be fatal. If you have been injured or your loved one died in a car accident it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Eisner Law Firm employs a team of knowledgeable attorneys who have handled dozens of car accident cases. Contact us today to learn more about the strategies we can use to get you the highest reward possible.