While any type of car accident can cause serious injuries, some are considered particularly dangerous. The injuries suffered in the accidents below are often serious, life-changing, and may even be fatal. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident, contact our firm today to pursue fair compensation. For more information about the most dangerous types of car accidents, read the descriptions below:
Side-impact collisions typically occur at intersections and are one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. In these crashes, one car impacts the side of another, typically head-first.
There is significantly less protection on the sides of the vehicles than the front and back, so high-speed side-impact accidents can cause serious and often fatal injuries.
Head-on collisions are widely considered to be the most dangerous type of crash, as it involves two vehicles driving in opposite directions. The relative speed of these crashes is much higher than most other types – if the two vehicles are each traveling 40 mph when they crash, the resulting impact is comparable to one car crashing at 80 mph. Unfortunately, these accidents often result in fatalities.
SUVs, vans, and other high-profile vehicles are more likely to roll over than smaller cars, but a rollover is possible in any vehicle. These accidents are often caused by fast, sharp turns, and can occur when a driver is trying to avoid a sudden danger ahead. Because the car flips over onto its side or roof, they can lead to serious, life-altering injuries.
A two-car crash is dangerous enough, but the danger can increase when more cars are involved. In these crashes, cars can often be hit multiple times by other vehicles traveling at high rates of speed. It is often impossible for drivers to safely escape their vehicles, subjecting them to multiple crashes.
While some car accidents are truly accidents, most are the result of negligent or reckless driving. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, our firm may be able to help.
We can help you pursue the money you deserve. Call (615) 244-2222 today to get started.