Common Types of Car Accidents
Our Austin personal injury lawyers regularly handle the following common types of car crashes:
These are probably the most common types of car accident claims our attorneys handle. Their seriousness is due to how unexpected a rear-end collision may be, and they are frequently caused by the many distractions on the road today. More and more drivers are distracted due to texting while driving, cell phone conversations, and increasingly longer commute times.
Rear-end collisions may range from minor fender benders at slow speeds to catastrophic accidents at high speeds. Any type of vehicle — especially a commercial truck — does not need to be moving very fast to cause substantial injury when it crashes into a vehicle from behind. These accidents can cause whiplash injuries, including head, back, and neck injuries. They can also trigger a chain of events that cause a pile-up accident involving several cars.
Head-on crashes can be particularly horrifying and in many cases, fatal. They often happen when another driver drifts out of their lane into oncoming traffic or is driving under the influence.
Drunk drivers have caused deadly crashes by taking the wrong highway ramp and driving in the wrong direction against traffic on the highway, subjecting innocent drivers and passengers to serious danger. While such a driver may face criminal charges, you should get in touch with our Austin car accident attorneys to make sure your interests are protected. A civil lawsuit can help you obtain compensation that isn’t covered in a criminal case.
Side-impact accidents typically happen at intersections and are also known as “broadsiding” or T-bone crashes. If a driver runs a red light or a stop sign, enters the intersection, and causes an accident, they could be held liable if they injure another person.
If you hit the side of a car that drove through a red light in an intersection, it may not be your fault, and you should speak with our Austin car accident lawyers immediately.
This type of accident is where two vehicles are traveling next to each other in the same direction, and one side of one car strikes the side of the other. Sideswipe crashes typically happen because one driver attempted to change lanes when it was unsafe to do so.
These can happen in various places and situations, ranging from parking lots and interstate highways. They may cause only property damage, or may be more serious if they trigger a major accident.
A rollover can involve a single vehicle or several at one time. Certain types of vehicles are often more likely to roll over than others, such as SUVs and large trucks with a high center of gravity. The tendency to rollover may be worse if they have received custom “lifts.”
Rollovers may happen in many situations, such as after a collision, during a tire blowout, in bad weather, or due to driver error (such as overcorrecting a turn). They can also happen if an accident happens near a cliff or a ledge.
Our experienced car accident lawyers have seen all types of vehicle crashes over the years. Regardless of the type of accident, if you or a loved one suffered injuries due to the negligence of another driver, the attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek want to hear your story. Our Austin car accident attorneys are here to guide you and let you know what we can do to help. Contact us today here, or call 832-690-7000.