Common Types of Car Accidents
Our lawyers regularly handle the following common types of car crashes:
These are probably the most common types of accident claims our attorneys handle. Their seriousness is linked to how unexpected a rear-end collision may be, and can be attributed to the many distractions on the road today. More drivers are distracted due to texting while driving, cell phone conversations, and increasingly longer commute times.
Rear-end accidents 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 stopped vehicle from behind. These accidents can cause whiplash injuries due to the sudden momentum changes, including head, back, and neck injuries. They can also trigger a chain of events that cause a pile-up accident.
Head-on collisions can be particularly horrifying. They are often attributed to the other driver drifting out of their lane into oncoming traffic or driving under the influence.
Drunk drivers have caused fatal crashes by taking the wrong highway ramp and driving in the wrong direction against traffic on the highway, subjecting innocent motorists to serious danger. While such a driver may face criminal charges, you should still get in touch with our Beaumont car accident lawyers to make sure your interests are protected. A civil case can help you obtain compensation not normally covered in a criminal case.
Also known as “broadsiding” or T-bone crashes, side-impact accidents typically happen at intersections. If a driver runs a red light or a stop sign, enters the intersection, and causes an accident, they could be held liable.
In a side-impact collision, the car that strikes the side of the other car may be yours, or it may be the at-fault driver’s. 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 Beaumont car accident lawyers immediately.
This type of accident is where two vehicles are traveling next to each other in the same direction, and the right side of one car strikes the left side of the other. Sideswipe accidents usually happen because one driver was trying to change lanes when it was unsafe to do so.
These can happen in various places, including parking lots and interstate highways. These accidents may cause only property damage, or they may be much worse by being the start of a major accident where the vehicles lose control.
A rollover can involve a single vehicle or several cars at one time. Certain types of vehicles are often more likely to roll over than others, such as SUVs and large trucks that may have received custom “lifts.” Rollovers may happen after a collision, during a tire blowout, in bad weather, or due to driver error (such as overcorrecting a turn).
Our experienced car accident lawyers have seen all types of vehicle crashes. Regardless of what kind of accident it was, if you or a loved one suffered injuries due to the fault of another driver, the attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek want to hear your story. The Beaumont car accident attorneys on our team are here to guide you and let you know what we can do to help. Contact us today here, or call 832-690-7000.