Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents come in all shapes and sizes. They can range from minor fender-benders to fatal rollovers, and everything in between. Even a seemingly minor car accident, however, can cause significant injuries and damage. More serious crashes can completely change your life. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, consult with an experienced North Georgia personal injury attorney at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP, today.
Car Accidents on Our Roadways
Every car accident is unique based on the circumstances involved, but there are several basic types that most accidents can be classified within, including:
- Head-On Collisions – A head-on collision (when two vehicles drive headlong into one another) at highway speeds is obviously terrifying and is often fatal. Even low-speed head-on-collisions can be highly dangerous. These accidents are typically associated with drivers who are seriously impaired, drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel, drivers who turn the wrong way on one-way streets, and more.
- Side-Swipe Accidents – A side-swipe accident occurs when another driver swipes into the side of your vehicle, generally while you are both traveling in the same direction. These accidents can cause considerable damage and injuries, especially to motorists on that side of the vehicle. Often, side-swipe accidents are the result of distracted drivers who aren’t paying enough attention to driving safely, drowsy drivers who drift outside their lanes, drivers who fail to yield the right of way appropriately, aggressive drivers who go on the offensive, and impaired drivers who fail to maintain their lanes.
- Rollovers – When a car rolls over, it’s not only terrifying but is also one of the most dangerous types of crashes. Rollovers are often the result of motorists who speed excessively and/or fail to take the adverse effects of bad weather like high winds and ice into account. Vehicles with high centers of gravity, such as SUVs and some trucks, are most susceptible to these often-fatal accidents.
- Rear-End Accidents – Rear-end accidents are among the most common accidents, and they can be more serious than many people recognize. The impact involved in these collisions is commonly associated with serious whiplash, spinal cord injuries, and much more. Rear-end accidents are frequently caused by drivers who fail to keep safe distances between themselves and the drivers ahead, which is often the result of distraction, impairment, exhaustion, or aggression.
- T-Bone Accidents – When another vehicle barrels into the side of your car head-on, it’s known as a T-bone accident, and it can be especially dangerous for occupants closest to the collision. These accidents often happen at intersections and are the result of impatient drivers who jump traffic lights, of impaired drivers, and/or of distracted drivers.
Drivers who engage in certain practices often cause and/or exacerbate serious accidents, including drivers who leave the scene of the accident (hit and run drivers), drivers who ignore red lights, and drivers who fail to take the necessary precautions in construction zones.
Consult with an Experienced Cumming and Forsyth County Car Accident Attorney Today
If another causes your injuries, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland, LLP – proudly serving both Cumming and Forsyth County – are committed to aggressively advocating on behalf of your rights and for the compensation to which you are entitled. Our experienced legal team is on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (770) 887-1209 for more information today.