Highland Car Accident Lawyers
With more cars on the road than ever before in our country’s history, drivers and their passengers are at a much higher risk of being injured in an accident. While many accident victims are fortunate enough to walk away from collisions with only minor scrapes and bruises, others are not so lucky. This can be especially frustrating for those who were not responsible for their accident, as they may be saddled with mounting medical bills and vehicle damage, in addition to painful injuries.
To ensure that the person or entity who caused your own accident is held accountable for their negligence, please contact one of our dedicated Highland car accident lawyers for assistance.
Common Car Accidents
There are a number of factors that determine the severity of a car accident, including the size and number of the vehicles involved in the crash, the speed that the vehicles were traveling prior to impact, and whether the occupants were wearing seat belts. However, the factor that plays perhaps the largest role in determining the severity of a collision is the type of car accident in which the injured party is involved. Multi-car pile-ups, for instance, are known for being especially dangerous because they involve multiple impacts from a number of different directions, which drastically increases an occupant’s chances of injury. Other common types of car crashes include:
- Rear-end car accidents, in which the front of one vehicle collides with the back of another and can cause injuries ranging from minor whiplash to broken bones and head trauma;
- Rollover accidents, which as their name suggests, involve a vehicle losing control and rolling over either onto its side or onto its roof, which can put occupants at an increased risk of becoming trapped inside the vehicle;
- Sideswipe car accidents, which occur when one vehicle suffers a slight blow from a car traveling nearby, and do not usually result in severe injuries, but can cause significant vehicular damage;
- Side impact (T-bone) collisions, which involve the front of one vehicle striking another vehicle broadside, commonly occur in intersections and often result in severe injuries such as hearing loss, broken shoulders or ribs, whiplash, and head trauma; and
- Head-on car crashes, in which the front end of one vehicle strikes the front end of another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, are notorious for being one of the most deadly types of car accidents.
Regardless of the type of car accident in question, determining who was at fault is critical for any injured parties who stand to recover damages compensating them for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Although car accidents can and do have a number of different causes, they almost always involve some sort of negligence, such as:
- Driving while distracted;
- Falling asleep at the wheel;
- Driving while intoxicated;
- Speeding, tailgating, or otherwise driving aggressively;
- Tire blowouts or mechanical defects;
- Failing to abide by traffic signals;
- Swerving to avoid road debris;
- Failing to repair dangerous road conditions, such as potholes; or
- Failing to use reasonable care when designing roadways and placing traffic signs.
When an injured party can demonstrate that one or more of these causes resulted in an accident, he or she could be eligible to recover significant damages, including punitive damages, from the at-fault party.
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To learn more about recovering damages for your own car accident, please call the dedicated Highland car accident lawyers at Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock P.C. today.