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Types of Vehicle Accidents

Whether you are in traffic, on a side road, small neighborhood, or even a parking lot, car accidents can occur anywhere at any time and in many different situations. Depending on how these vehicles collide with one another impacts the resulting injuries. If you have experienced a car collision, contact Herrman and Herrman immediately.

The most common types of auto accidents include:

Vehicle Rollover:

These particular types of crashes are complex and violent in nature. More than any other type of crash, rollovers reflect the interaction of the driver, road, vehicle, and environmental factors. Although a vehicle’s type has a significant role in the accident, so does driver behavior and road and environmental conditions. Other factors include speed, alcohol consumption, and location. According to the NHTSA, data showed that nearly 85% of all rollover-related fatalities are the result of single-vehicle crashes.

Single Car Accident:

This is a type of road traffic accident in which only one vehicle is involved. A majority of these types of crashes are run-off-road collisions, collisions with fallen debris, rollovers, and collisions with animals.

Rear-end Collision:

A traffic accident where a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. These are usually due to driver inattention or distraction, tailgating, panic stops, and reduced traction due to irregular road conditions caused by weather.

Side-impact Collision:

These accidents, also known as broadside or T-bone collisions, are where the side of one or more vehicles is impacted. These crashes commonly occur at intersections, parking lots, and when two vehicles pass on a roadway accounting for about a quarter of passenger vehicle occupant deaths, according to the IIHS. The results from a side-impact collision can be severe but can vary depending on where the vehicle is struck.

Head-on Collision:

This type of accident is when the front ends of two vehicles hit each other in opposite directions. Head-on collisions are often fatal road traffic accidents. Being aware of traffic signs, street conditions, and staying in your lane play a critical role in avoiding these types of accidents.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please call the office of Herrman and Herrman to schedule a free consultation at 877.714.0256. Our team of experienced lawyers and dedicated staff will ensure you get the answers you need and help you through this difficult process.