Personal Injury Lawyer
Car accidents occur on a daily basis on Virginia roads and can result in various injuries. These accidents usually result from driver errors, like speeding, distracted driving, tailgating and drunk driving. Here are the most common types of car accidents that can result in personal injury claims.
A rear-end accident occurs when the front-end of a vehicle crashes into the rear-end of another vehicle. In many cases, the rear driver is considered at-fault. Tailgating is the most common cause of this type of collision. However, there are other times when the front-end driver may be found at-fault. For example, if the front-end driver’s brake lights don’t work properly and it causes a rear-end accident, the front-end driver may be liable.
A head-on collision occurs when the front end of one vehicle hits the front end of another vehicle. These accidents often happen when one motorist is driving on the wrong side of the road due to intoxication or distractions. Unfortunately, head-on collisions are more likely to result in deadly injuries than other types of car accidents.
T-bone accidents involve the front end of one vehicle crashing into the side of another vehicle. They are also referred to as side-impact accidents and most frequently occur when motorists fail to yield at an intersection. T-bone accidents can also result in serious injuries, like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Just like the name suggests, these accidents involve multiple vehicles. They are more likely to occur on crowded highways and can cause severe injuries. In this type of accident, it can be more difficult to determine liability. Sometimes multiple drivers are found at-fault in a multi-vehicle collision.
Hit and Run Accidents
Unfortunately, sometimes drivers flee the scene of a car accident because they’re afraid of getting into trouble. Leaving the scene of a car accident can lead to criminal charges.
A rollover accident happens when a vehicle falls over to its side or roof. This type of accident can cause a fire from spilled fuel, which may result in severe burns. A rollover accident can also eject drivers or passengers out of the vehicle, causing catastrophic injuries.