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Types of Auto Collisions

Types of Auto Collisions

Auto collisions can occur due to many different circumstances. There are many factors that influence an auto accident, such as damaged roads, speeding drivers, objects, pedestrians, and traffic. Here is a look at some of the different types of auto collisions.

Multi-Vehicle Collisions

These collisions often involve a large number of vehicles, and primarily occur on a freeway. These collisions often lead to a high number of fatalities. With so much mass tightly enclosed together, it can be difficult for the paramedics to help. Drivers are often hit from the side in these types of collisions.

Single Car Collisions

In a single car collision, there is only one vehicle involved. The vehicle may crash into a pole, tree, or building. Innocent people are at risk of being hurt. These collisions often lead to property damage, in addition to potentially life threatening injuries.

Rear-End Collisions

These collisions occur when a vehicle crashes into another vehicle that is in front of it. The collision may be caused due to sudden deceleration by the front vehicle or the vehicle in the back accelerating faster than the vehicle in front of it. Whiplash is a common injury associated with this type of collision.

The driver of the vehicle that rear ends the other vehicle is normally held responsible for the collision, but there are exceptions.

Sideswipe Collisions

This occurs when two parallel cars make contact with each other. Depending on the speed and direction of the vehicles, the damage may be minimal. However, this type of accident can also cause one of the drivers to lose control of their vehicle.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles hit each other with their front ends. This is one of the most violent types of auto collisions, and the result is often deadly for at least one of the drivers.

Side Impact Collisions

This type of collision happens when the front of a vehicle hits the side of another. This type of collision has potentially fatal consequences. You may hear the term “t-bone” accident as the shape of the vehicles form a T.

At The Daspit Law Firm, we are aware of the numerous types of accidents that can occur, how they happen, and who may be at fault. We work hard to help our clients seek the outcomes they desire, especially when it means compensation to help recover. Our Houston car accident lawyers are here for you.

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