Accident Attorneys – Personal Injury Lawyers
Accidents are defined as being unforeseen or unplanned events that have a negative consequence. It is exactly this unexpected element that puts accident victims off-balance and unsure of what may have happened. Police and emergency responders frequently hear accident victims say “I never saw it coming.”
If you or a loved one has been in an accident and you have questions about receiving compensation for your injuries, talking with an experienced car accident attorney can provide you with the information you need. Call our office to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Some of the more common types of accidents are:
Distracted Driving: This broad category includes talking on a phone, texting, eating, or even speaking with a passenger while driving. Due to under-reporting, this may actually be the number one cause of auto accidents.
Rear-End Accident: This accident generally happens as a result of one driver following too closely behind another. Injuries sustained in a rear-end collision can be serious but often may not appear until a few hours or days later.
Rollover Accident: A rollover accident is often placed in one of two categories: un-tripped, which are caused by driver steering, speed or traction issues, or tripped, which are caused by impact with external objects such as curbs, ditches or guardrails.
T-Bone Accident: T-bone accidents or “side-impact collisions” frequently happen at intersections and in parking lots. Often the result of a failure to yield, the side of one automobile is directly struck by the front or rear end of another automobile.
Head-On Accident: The name is descriptive of what happens in this type of accident. The front-end of two vehicles collide. The risk of fatalities is highest in this type of car crash.
Hit-and-Run Accident: A hit-and-run accident is actually a crime committed after one of these common accident types has taken place. When an accident occurs, a driver who leaves the scene of the accident without providing his or her driver’s information to the other driver or law enforcement is guilty of hit and run.
Every accident is different in both cause and seriousness of the injury to the parties involved. However, according to experts, drivers who wear seat belts have a better chance of experiencing less severe injuries as a result of a car accident. It should be noted, however, that injuries from a car accident may not appear until hours or days later.
If you have questions about a recent accident or are unsure if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, call our firm to schedule an appointment for a free evaluation of your case.