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Types of Car Accidents

Breaking Down The Most Common Types of Car Accidents in Tampa, FL

All car accidents have the potential to cause serious accidents. Some of the most common types of car collisions that occur on the road include:

  • Fender Benders
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Rear End Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • T-Bone Collisions

The Importance of Hiring a Skilled Attorney

Involving a lawyer has a number of benefits. You can ensure that your claim goes smoothly and that you have the opportunity to recover the financial compensation you need for damage to your vehicle and for any injuries you have sustained.

By working with a lawyer, you can ensure all bases are covered. For example, there is always a chance that you may feel that you are uninjured immediately after the accident, and yet you may begin feeling neck or back pain a few days or weeks later. Or, the other party may try to say that your injuries stemmed from a “preexisting condition” and that they should therefore not be held liable. Your lawyer can ensure your rights and interests are protected in situations like these.

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What is a Fender Bender? 

A "fender bender," the most common type of collision, is a minor accident that typically occurs at a low speed and result in minor damage to the vehicles involved. These accidents are called fender benders because the fenders of the vehicles typically sustain the most damage.

Is a Fender Bender Considered an Accident? 

A fender bender is considered an accident. These accidents most commonly occur in parking lots, driveways and intersections. An example of a fender bender would be a driver stopping suddenly at an intersection, causing the driver behind him to rear-end his vehicle. Another example may be a driver backing out of a parking space without fully checking behind his vehicle, causing a collision with a vehicle behind him.

I Got Into a Fender Bender, Now What?

As with all car accidents, the first thing you should do is make sure you are alright. This could mean a visit to the doctor. Remember, even in a fender bender, there is still a chance to suffer injury. Whiplash being common among injuries suffered in small accidents. Be sure to exchange information with the other driver and be sure to file a claim with the at fault party's insurance. Do not apologize, and keep your interactions with the insurance company brief. Even when dealing with a fender bender, insurance companies will try to minimize the compensation you can recover.

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    What is a Head-On Collision?

    Head-on collisions are some of the most serious types of multi-vehicle auto accidents, because they involve two vehicles travelling in opposite directions colliding with one another. In this type of accident, the vehicles' front ends hit each other. Because the vehicles are traveling in opposite directions and collide, this compounds the speed and force with which the vehicles impact one another. 

    According to some estimates, one in every 50 car accidents in the United States is the result of a head-on car accident. Regardless of which type of collision, you may have been involved in, head-on crashes are the most common cause of serious personal injury in car accidents, meaning that you may be entitled to compensation for your expenses as a result.

    Our lawyers can determine if your accident was caused by:

    • Driver negligence
    • Poor passing judgement
    • Taking a corner too quickly
    • Roadway conditions
    • Construction
    • Tire blowout
    • Weather conditions

    What is a Rear End Accident? 

    A rear end car accident is one wherein one vehicle collides with the back of another vehicle. These accidents most commonly occur because one vehicle stops suddenly, although even in the event of a normal stop the second driver may collide with the vehicle in front of him or her if he or she is not paying attention.

    Everyday distractions such as eating, drinking, talking on the phone, texting and talking to a passenger may cause a driver to become involved in a rear end collision. These types of accidents are common, contributing to millions of car crashes across the United States every year.

    What is a Rollover Accident? 

    One of the most detrimental types of car accidents that can occur is that of a rollover. This is dangerous as it is caused when the vehicle rolls, trips or tips onto its side or roof. While extremely dangerous if the driver or passenger are not wearing this seatbelts, this type of accident can carry with it catastrophic injuries no matter how safe the inhabitants of the car are being.

    Most often, rollover accidents occur in a vehicle such as a SUV that has a narrow width between tires and also has a high center of gravity. This causes them to be unbalanced and vulnerable to direction changes and impacts. One of the most dangerous ramifications of a rollover accident is the roof collapsing. Although this can be prevented by utilizing roll bars and cages, most car manufacturers view these as bulky, unnecessary and cutting into the roominess of the vehicle cabin. They therefore do not come standard, leaving cars vulnerable to roof collapses and shattering windshields.

    What are the Most Common Causes of Rollover Accidents?

    Rollover accidents are usually caused by:

    • Collision with a guardrail, tree stump, or curb
    • Uneven or soft ground
    • Speeding
    • Turning too tightly
    • Multi-vehicle accidents
    • Defective car parts
    • Over-correcting
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