Types of Car Accidents 

Types of Car Accidents 

Car accidents can happen to anyone, at any time, anywhere. Regardless of the situation, accidents can come with serious injuries and even death. Accidents are classified by the type of impact, type of driver, and type of vehicle involved. 

Understanding the cause and type of the accident is important to help you decide who is liable. The type of accident you’ve been in is important to any claim. This can change the scope and nature of the injuries that happened which can help to find out what the claim is worth. 

Detroit has different types of accidents that happen every day. Here are some of the more common types to provide an idea of what type of car accident you may have been involved in that your lawyer at Pazner Law can help you tackle.

Rear-End Collisions

These result from the driver not paying attention to the road or following the other driver too closely. This gives a lack of time and space necessary to brake to avoid a collision. 

Drowsy driving, driving while impaired, and distracted driving are all common causes of rear-end collisions. Even though the driver in the rear often causes this type of crash by driving too close, they may not be at fault. 

The driver in the front may have stopped suddenly in an active lane of traffic. They may have also reversed without reason into the car behind them. Even at low speeds, rear-end collisions can have minor to severe injuries.

Head-On Collisions 

These are some of the most dangerous types of crashes that occur. Since both vehicles are moving toward each other, the impact is much more severe. Due to this, injuries are likely to be more severe and can even result in death.

Some common causes of these collisions include impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, and reckless driving. There are also many other causes that can result in a head-on collision.

Side Impact Collisions 

These occur when a vehicle is moving in one direction and crashes into another vehicle at a perpendicular angle. This forms a T shape during the collision. These collisions are dangerous for the vehicle that has been struck on the side. 

These collisions often occur when drivers fail to yield or slow down, do not stop at intersections, or disregard traffic signals. Drivers who are found to have been distracted, driving recklessly, or impaired while the side impact collision happened may be found liable financially. Talk to your lawyer about your options when this happens.

Sideswipe Collisions 

This occurs when two or sometimes more vehicles travel parallel to each other and one vehicle rubs against the other. Failing to check blind spots before merging or changing lanes frequently can cause these collisions. The injuries from these collisions can be severe.

These accidents are dangerous because they can cause the vehicles to lose control and swerve off the road or into other lanes of traffic. This can cause the vehicle to hit pedestrians, other cars, objects, or cyclists on the road. 

Seek Compensation for Your Damages 

Obtaining help from an experienced legal team can help you seek out compensation for the injuries and damages you’ve sustained due to the accident. Whether minor or severe, your injuries can become expensive. The person liable for them should help you pay. 

Call Pazner Law at 313-822-2244 to connect with our professionals about the case you may have. You shouldn’t have to do this alone. Allow our team to work for you.