Any kind of accident can be dangerous or even fatal. Below is a list of four of the most dangerous types of vehicle accidents and how you can benefit from a personal injury lawyer when the unexpected happens.
Over two million people are injured or disabled in road crashes every year in the United States alone. While all vehicle crashes have the potential to be dangerous or even fatal, here are four types of crashes that research and history have found to be especially dangerous.
Any accident that involves multiple vehicles heightens the risk of injury as well as damage. While these crashes are not as frequent as other types, they can be devastating. Roads are usually shut down to help clear away debris, and among the chaos, you are left to determine what to do next. For this reason, many people benefit from the guidance of a personal injuries lawyer to help them navigate the situation. Pile-ups are unique because of the number of people involved. Instead of dealing with one insurance company, you may have to work with dozens. Determining liability can also be an overwhelming task. A personal injury lawyer can help answer these questions for you.
T-Bone or Side Impact Accidents
T-Bone or side impact accidents typically occur at intersections. Whether a vehicle fails to stop or another driver pulls out in front of you, this type of accident is especially dangerous due to the impact. When the driver or passenger side of the car is struck, there is a lot less protection leaving you or your passenger vulnerable to injury. T-Bone accidents that occur at high speeds are even more dangerous and often cause serious injury and death.
Much like T-Bone accidents, collisions that occur head-on can also be fatal due to the high speeds. If you have a driver traveling the wrong way at 50 miles per hour and your driving speed is at 50 miles per hour, that would create an impact similar to a collision occurring at 100 miles per hour.
The final category of dangerous collisions is rollover crashes. These crashes usually occur more frequently with SUVs or trucks and are the result of a sharp turn or overcorrection by the driver. Depending on how many times the vehicle rolls and the position it lands in, injuries and damages sustained can be great.
What to do after an accident?
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another party a personal injuries lawyer can help. You may be suffering from whiplash, head trauma, broken bones, or even experienced a death of a loved one due to a vehicle accident. A personal injuries lawyer will work with you to help you receive any compensation you may be entitled to help cover the costs of your medical bills and suffering. To learn more about what to do following a car accident download “Been in a Crash? Your Guide to the First 30 Days.”
If you were in an accident and have questions about your case or are not sure what the steps you should take next, contact the experts at Elsner Law Firm. Our team of personal injury lawyers will provide you with a free case evaluation.