Types of Auto Accidents
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 15, 2013 in Auto Accidents
In 2010, there were 235,461 vehicle crashes in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Auto accidents often result in injuries, property damage, financial losses and sometimes fatalities.
If you or a loved one was injured in a car collision due to the negligence of another, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact an experienced Florida auto accident attorney to discuss your legal rights.
For additional information about the legal rights available to accident victims, complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.
Types of Auto Accidents
A motor vehicle accident can happen in the blink of an eye, but the aftereffects of a wreck can last a lifetime. The type of injuries and the extent of the property damage depends on the type of accident that has taken place. The most common types of auto accidents are: rear-end, side-impact, sideswipe, rollover and head-on.
When a vehicle strikes the car directly in front of it, this is considered to be a rear-end collision. Typically, these accidents occur when the vehicle in front suddenly slams on their brakes or slows down, or when the trailing vehicle accelerates too quickly.
A side impact crash, is sometimes referred to as T-bone accident. Side impact crashes occur when one vehicle is hit on its side by either the front or rear of another vehicle.
When one car swipes another vehicle moving in the same direction or a fixed object, this is referred to a sideswipe accident. Generally, these accidents only cause property damage.
A rollover crash occurs when one motor vehicle flips onto its roof or its side. Oftentimes, these accidents occur when the driver is driving too fast for the road conditions or they make a sharp turn. Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are prone to rolling over due to their high center of gravity.
A head-on collision occurs when the front ends of two vehicles collide or when the front end of one car hits a fixed object, like a tree or a telephone pole. Some people would argue that head-on collisions are the worst type of auto accident, since they often result in fatal injuries.
Filing an Auto Accident Lawsuit
If you or a loved one was injured in a Florida car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Accident victims may be able to recover losses for medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. Contact an experienced attorney today to explore your legal options.
At Gordon & Partners, we offer free case evaluations to anyone that believes that may have a legal claim. During your evaluation, an attorney will review the circumstances of your crash and advise you on the best course of action to pursue.
our attorneys and staff have handled all types of auto accident cases in South Florida. With offices in Pembroke Pines, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, we are available to assist injury victims with their claims.
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