All over Southeastern and Southcoast Massachusetts every day, distracted drivers and multitaskers are causing car accidents on our city streets, country roads, and highways. Sadly, statistics show that even if driving defensively, you or a loved one may eventually be involved in some type of a car accident. Let’s take a look at some of the more common car crash types to be aware of.
Common Types of Car Accidents
Rear Impact Car Accidents or Getting “Rear-ended” – Collisions in the rear are almost always caused by distracted driving. An accident hitting the rear of the car is almost always caused by the driver behind the impacted car. Injuries can range can vary depending on the speed of the impact. Common injuries in a rear-end car accident range from whiplash and other neck injuries, to more serious spinal chord injury.
Frontal Impact or Head-On Collision – The sheer force of a head-on collision can cause great personal injury and even accidental death. Bracing for impact may prepare your body for the shock of a collision, which means that frontal collisions allows the driver to see what is ahead and may give them enough time to react accordingly. Frontal impact accidents may include other vehicles, trees, animals, or other various obstructions of the road.
Side Impact or “T-Bone” Car Accidents – “T-bone” car accidents are most often caused by a driver running a red light or stop sign. A car making a left turn without yielding to oncoming traffic may also be a reason for a side impact collision. These types of car accident can be especially dangerous because seat belts and airbags are no longer effective in protecting the driver and passengers.
Low Speed Impact – A low speed impact car accident can be defined as a collision under the speed of ten miles per hour. These types of accidents commonly happen while backing out of a driveway or parking lot, or while driving through neighborhoods. Even if the accident occurs under the speed of ten miles per hour, whiplash is still a possibility and it is recommended that you see a doctor.
Contact An Experienced New Bedford Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of a car accident due to somebody else’s negligence, make sure to talk to one of our experienced attorneys. We’ll help you to get the settlement that you deserve.
*The above is not to be considered as legal advice. Every case is different and the laws which apply may differ from state to state.
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