Collision Types That Cause Different Car Accident Injuries
A car accident can cause a variety of injuries, depending on the type and severity of the collision. However, certain types of car accidents are more likely to result in specific injuries, including those that follow. When negligence by another person was the cause of your trauma, you may be able to place a claim to recover compensation with the help of an injury lawyer.
Head-on collisions are especially dangerous as they typically involve two cars traveling in opposite directions at a high speed, often resulting in serious injury or death to drivers and passengers. The extent of injuries is compounded because the speeds of both vehicles combine on impact. In other words, two vehicles traveling at 60 mph impact at 120 mph. Common head-on collision injuries include traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, broken bones and internal organ damage.
Rear-end crashes occur when a car hits the back of another vehicle that is either stopped or moving slowly. This is the most common cause of whiplash, which occurs because the person’s head is suddenly snapped forward and back. Other common rear-end collision injuries can include neck pain, headaches, trauma to the back such as strains, sprains or even a herniated disk and damage to the cervical spine.
T-bone, broadside or side-impact collisions occur when one car strikes the side of another. Because motor vehicles offer less protection in the side than in the front or back, serious injuries are common. These types of accidents can cause trauma that includes broken bones, internal organ damage, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
Rollover accidents happen when a vehicle flips onto its side or roof during a collision. Although light pickups, vans and SUVs are more likely to experience a rollover, it can happen in any vehicle if the circumstances are right. These types of accidents often involve significant trauma to the head, neck and spine as well as broken bones and internal organ damage. Roof crush in a rollover amplifies the extent of injuries and indicates the manufacturer might have been negligent. It also reduces the survivability space of those riding inside and increases the risk of ejection.
Crashes at Low Speeds in a Car Accident
Low-speed collisions occur below eight mph and often result in less serious injuries such as whiplash, minor bumps or bruises, soft tissue damage and psychological trauma.
No matter the type of collision, it is essential to seek medical help as soon as possible after an accident and to understand your legal rights if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. It is important to remember that even minor impacts can present latent risks such as traumatic brain injury. A qualified attorney can provide valuable advice on how to proceed with a personal injury claim, review your case and answer your questions during a free consultation.
Roeser Law Firm – Car Accident Compensation Lawyer
When you have been injured in a negligence-caused accident, Roeser Law Firm is here to help. Call us at (202) 660-4070, or send us a message online. An attorney can make all the difference in securing maximum compensation for your injury and supporting your rights.