Common Types of Car AccidentsTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. July 29, 2019
You never want to find yourself in a car accident. You may be a cautious driver, but chances are, especially in Florida, there are negligent drivers all around you. Distracted drivers, impaired drivers, and reckless drivers can all cause severe accidents. There are some common types of car accidents that result in injury, including:
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accidents. They often occur when the vehicle in front slows down or stops suddenly, and the driver in the rear is not paying attention or doesn’t react quickly enough. Rear-end collisions can also result from tailgating. Whiplash is the most common injury that results from a rear-end collision.
Side Impact Collisions
Side impact collisions, also known as “T-bone” collisions occur when the side of a vehicle makes an impact with the front or rear end of another vehicle. Depending on the speed at which the cars were traveling, side impact collisions can result in severe, life-altering injuries.
Head-on collisions result in the most serious injuries. They occur when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide head-on. Both drivers and passengers can sustain injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, fractures, and internal injuries as the result of a head-on collision.
Lane Changing Accidents
A distracted or impaired driver is likely to move over into another lane and cause a collision. In some cases, a driver may overestimate how much space they have to change lanes and as a result, they cause an accident. Depending on the speed of the vehicles involved, lane changing accidents can be very serious.
Multiple Vehicle Collisions
When three or more vehicles are involved in a collision, it usually happens on a highway or a busy road. Multiple vehicle collisions can be very dangerous. Cars can get hit from multiple angles by different vehicles. In some instances, people can become trapped. Passengers and drivers can sustain serious injuries such as whiplash, paralysis, and internal injuries.
Contact a Trusted Tampa Bay Attorney
If you’ve been injured in any kind of car accident, you may want to have an experienced car accident lawyer near you evaluate your case. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we have over 30 years of experience and have been trusted by over twenty thousand clients to handle car accident cases. Contact us online or call us at 800-538-4878 to set up your free consultation today.