Common Car Accidents
Have you been injured in a car accident? At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our lawyers have experience handling all types of car accident claims. Our New York personal injury attorneys work tirelessly to ensure victims collect the monetary damages they deserve.
All Motor Vehicle Accidents Can Cause Severe Injuries
Whether you are navigating a sudden traffic jam, driving through a neighborhood intersection, or cruising along the highway, a collision with another vehicle is always a possibility. Preliminary statistics collected by the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR), there were well over 400,000 motor vehicle crashes in New York alone in 2018. These accidents resulted in more than 150,000 personal injuries and over 900 fatalities.
Although collisions can occur anywhere, at any time, there are certain types of accidents that are more common than others. They include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Side impact crashes
- Single vehicle accidents
- Rollover accidents
If you were injured in a car accident, speaking to an experienced personal injury lawyer is an essential step toward protecting your legal right to collect compensation for injuries. Depending on the severity of your injuries, it may be difficult for you to advocate for yourself, especially if you are facing up against a large insurance company. The stress, pain, and concern that you feel can be eased by contacting the attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP. We can navigate the complicated process of filing a claim after your car accident while you focus on healing.
Taking a Closer Look at Some Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Head-On Collisions Often Cause Fatal Injuries
One of the most common and most dangerous types of crash is the head-on collision. This occurs when the front end of two cars hit each other while they are going in the opposite direction. The head-on crash can happen on a divided road when one car veers into oncoming traffic, perhaps because one driver is driving while fatigued or distracted. A head-on collision can also occur when a vehicle driver goes the wrong way on a one-way street or enters a parkway or expressway in the wrong direction. Accidents such as this often happen when drivers are drunk or driving under the influence of drugs.
Head-on collisions often result in some of the most severe injuries, including fatal ones. They typically involve two cars going at a moderate to high rate of speed smashing directly into one another. The force of a head-on crash is stronger than others since both vehicles are moving at the moment of impact.
A rollover accident occurs when a car rolls onto its side or flips. It can involve one or more cars, but often a rollover is a single-vehicle accident. Any vehicle can be in a rollover crash, but SUVs are more likely than others to roll because they have a high center of gravity. Pickup trucks and minivans are also more likely to roll over than ordinary passenger cars.
Rollovers occur for a variety of reasons including speeding, fatigue, driver error, poor road conditions, and accidental contact with another vehicle. One of the greatest dangers of rollover accidents is getting thrown from the car. Once ejection occurs, injuries from glass, pavement, and passing cars are common.
Rear-end collisions happen when one car is stopped, and a car behind it keeps going, crashing into the front vehicle. These accidents commonly occur at stoplights or during sudden traffic snarls. Rear-end crashes are typically the result of inattentive driving, tailgating, speeding, defective brakes, bald tires, or poor weather conditions.
Depending on the speed and whether the drivers and passengers are wearing seatbelts, injuries caused by such a crash can be minor or severe. Injuries from rear-end crashes often include whiplash, head trauma, and broken bones caused by being thrown from the car.
Single Car Accidents are Very Common
It is surprising to some just how common single-car accidents are and how severe the injuries are that result. A single-car crash is a collision that involves only one car. It includes accidents such as:
- Running off the road into a tree, down an embankment or into a guardrail
- Hitting an animal
- Running over debris causing the driver to lose control
- Skidding out of control or rolling over because of speeding or weather-related road conditions
Injuries in such accidents are usually limited to the people in the car -the driver and any passengers. Liability for the damages suffered in a single-car crash typically rests with the driver, although there may be other factors contributing to the cause of the accident and injuries.
Side Impact Crashes, T-Bone Collisions or Side-Impact Crashes
These are the names used to describe any car accident where the side of one or more vehicles gets hit. Side-impact crashes usually occur in intersections, where one car drives into the side of another. They also tend to happen frequently in parking lots or when cars drive too close together on narrow roadways. The injuries from side-impact collisions vary depending on the speed of the vehicles and other factors.
All of the Common Types of Accidents Can Result in Suffering for Victims
Regardless of the type of crash, the injuries that result from collisions can cause physical, emotional, and financial harm to the victims. Even moderate injuries can result in loss of income and substantial medical expenses. For the most severe injuries, disabilities can be permanent, and costs can be impossible to keep up with.
By contacting our experienced personal injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, you can take an essential step toward easing the stress and anxiety that often accompanies the aftermath of a car accident. Having strong advocates fighting on your behalf to collect the money you deserve can put your mind at ease and allow you to focus on your health. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to secure a monetary award that reflects the true nature of your injuries and the pain and suffering you have endured.
Contact our Car Accident Lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP Today
Find out about filing a motor vehicle accident claim by calling our New York personal injury lawyers at 516-350-5555. Tell us the details of your car accident, and we can provide you with a free evaluation of your case. Time may be of the essence, so call our lawyers today.