There's a lot of ways to get hurt on the road, but when it comes to
negligence and driver error, some collisions are more common than others. Below,
we take a look at the most common types of auto accidents and what role
negligence plays in making them possible.
Rear-end collisions are some of the most common
car accidents and often happen at low speeds, during stop-and-go traffic. Even at these
low speeds, however, these accidents are notorious for causing back and
neck injuries due to whiplash. Often, it's the driver in the rear
car who fails to stop and is responsible for the collision—however,
in some cases, a sudden stop by a leading car be to blame.
Moving from one lane to another is one of the most delicate maneuvers one
can make on the road and drivers need to be acutely aware of the adjacent
lane as they do so. Unfortunately, not all motorists are vigilant when
they merge or change lanes and can collide with other vehicles. On highways
in particular, this can be extremely dangerous.
In these accidents, one car will hit the side doors of another car (forming
a "T"). These collisions are common at intersections when one
car proceeds while ignoring traffic lights or signage and, because the
impact occurs directly where occupants are seated in the car, they are
known for causing serious, even life-threatening injuries.
Few types of accidents are as dangerous as head-on collisions. While fairly
uncommon, they do occur and often result in catastrophic injuries and
death. It usually takes a remarkable amount of recklessness or driver
error for these accidents to occur. Fatigue, impaired driving, and distracted
driving can all cause drivers to drift across a double line and cause
one of these accidents.
Were you hurt by another driver in one of the collisions described above?
If so, our team at the
Law Office of James M. Stanley is ready to hear from you. Our dedicated and effective
Fort Worth car accident attorneys have been recovering compensation for injury victims since 1976. We know
how to compellingly put forth a claim and ensure that the gravity of our
clients' injuries is vividly conveyed before the law.
Don't face this difficult time alone.
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