Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents are stressful and often painful experiences. While most of the time you might not consider the different types of car accidents that can occur, it’s important to know that the type can determine the severity of your injuries and compensation if caused by another person or entity. There are numerous types of car accidents all which typically result in anything from minor injuries to those that are devastating and long-term.

T-Bone

T-bone accidents occur when the front end of a vehicle crashes into the side of another. Although it might seem like this type of car accident is cut and dry, t-bones can be some of the most complicated especially when it comes to determining fault. Although many drivers often assume the person driving the car that crashes into the other is automatically to blame, it isn’t always the case. No matter which driver you are in a t-bone accident, you’ll need a qualified New York City attorney to assist you in the process.

Rear-Ended

This type of car accident occurs when one driver’s vehicle runs into the back end of another. Car accidents involving one or more vehicles that are rear-ended are often less complicated than other types, but the person at fault may not be the person who rear-ended the other vehicle. However, a lawyer will need to help you investigate whether any other elements such as poorly maintained road conditions, caused the accident.

Head-On Collision

When two vehicles traveling from opposite directions crash into each other, you can expect extremely severe injuries and possibly fatal consequences. Between 1998 and 2008, nearly 7,000 deaths occurred as a result of a head-on collision alone. Furthermore, the injuries that arise from this type of accident are usually severe and can become long-term, ranging from concussions to brain and spinal cord injury.

Ejected from Vehicle

Accidents involving ejection from are vehicle are often tragic as well. Many times passengers are drivers are ejected during an accident when they aren’t properly restrained or using a seat belt. Ejection from a vehicle can result in injuries caused by the accident in addition to injuries that take place after being ejected. It’s important whether you are the ejected driver or involved in the accident in any other way that you consult with a lawyer who is familiar with all aspects of this type of car accident.

Hit and Run

Hit and run accidents can be particularly frustrating because not only are you injured or your car damaged, but you also have to try to hunt down the person responsible. Furthermore, this type of accident can occur while you aren’t even driving and just parked. There are severe repercussions for drivers who cause accidents and then leave the scene. Skilled lawyers are necessary for making sure the person is found and held responsible.

If you have been in any type of car accident and you aren’t sure if it was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need the assistance of a qualified law office to ensure your injuries and damage are compensated appropriately. Contact Greenstein and Milbauer or call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462) immediately.