Types of Auto Accidents

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Types of Auto Accidents

The number of car accidents in the United States remains on the upsurge – in 2009, approximately 10.8 million auto accidents occurred in the United States and Alabama in particular, has also seen an increase in the number of auto accidents within the state.

In fact, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation, a motor vehicle accident occurs in Alabama every 225 seconds. Unfortunately, Alabama also saw a 1.7 percent increase in the number of auto accident fatalities from 2009 to 2010.

An auto accident can prove to be incredibly damaging to those involved. The repercussions of an accident can be life-altering in regard to property damage, financial loss, physical injuries, and, in the worst case scenario, wrongful death.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Alabama motor vehicle accident, Citrin Law Firm’s attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the compensation in which you may be entitled to. The depth of experience and knowledge of the attorneys here at Citrin Law Firm has helped thousands of Alabama residents to achieve the compensation that they deserve.

Regardless of the type of auto accident – if you have been injured in a crash that was created or caused by another persons negligence, having dependable attorney representation is an indispensable factor in your case. We can help.

To find out how, simply fill out and submit the Free Case Review form located to the right!

 

The Different Kinds of Auto Accidents

Driving a vehicle in a variety of circumstances carries a mix in the kinds of collisions that may occur. For instance, driving conditions such as weather, escalated traffic, and increased speed on highways can all lead to different kinds of accidents. This variance relates back to the vast array of injuries that may result from an auto accident.

Below, we outline the most typical car crashes stirring in Alabama….

  • pileup trafficHead-On Collision: often considered the most likely fatal type of auto accident, head-on collisions occur when two separate vehicles hit one another directly from the front. In addition, a head-on collision can occur when one vehicle hits a fixed object from the front, such as a tree or light post.
  • Multi-Vehicle Collision: in a multi-vehicle collision, sometimes referred to as a multi-vehicle pile-up, several cars are involved in the collision which typically occurs on a highway. Amongst the most fatal of car wrecks, multi-vehicle collisions create a situation where cars are often hit more than once, causing enormous amounts of property damage and physical injury.
  • Rear-End Collision: one of the most common accidents, rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle hits another from behind. Rear-end collisions commonly happen when one vehicle is slowly or hitting the brakes and the driver of the vehicle behind them is distracted or slow to react.
  • Side-Impact Collision: also referred to as being “broadsided” or a T-bone collision, side-impact collisions occur when one vehicle is hit on the side by either the front or rear of another vehicle or object.
  • Sideswipe Collision: when a vehicle moving parallel with another vehicle or object moves too close to the other and literally “swipes” the opposing object or vehicle. This type of auto accident seldom results in physical injury, but rather property damage.
  • Single Car Accident: single car accidents refer to only one vehicle’s involvement in an accident. Typically, this occurs when a car hits an object such as a tree, pole, wall, or even a pedestrian. Property damage and personal injury are common outcomes of single car accidents.
  • Vehicle Rollover Wreck: vehicle rollover wrecks are amongst the most dangerous of all collisions. This generally occurs when a vehicle is traveling at high speeds at a sharp turn, causing the vehicles to rollover on its side or roof. While any vehicle is subject to a rollover wreck, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are the most common culprits.

Avoiding any of the above types of auto accidents involves an elevated sense of your surroundings while driving on the roadways. While some accidents are unavoidable, an alert driver is put in the best position to dodge an auto accident.

 

Contact an Alabama Car Accident Attorney

Auto accidents can change a life in an instant. If you or a loved one has been involved in an Alabama car crash, the attorneys at Citrin Law Firm are here to help. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • any associated medical costs
  • outpatient care
  • loss of wages
  • stress / mental fatigue
  • pain and suffering

Our team strongly believe that irresponsible drivers need to be held accountable for their actions, and with this in mind, we are dedicated to fighting for your MAXIMUM compensation benefits.

To find out how we can help you, please call us on 251-888-8888 – a member of our intake team will collect some information about your accident and then quickly connect you with one of our attorneys – it’s that easy!


To schedule a no-obligation consultation with a member of our team, simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.

2014-07-31T18:47:40+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Car Accidents|

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