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Types of Car Accidents

Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette, Louisiana

It is no secret that driving can be a dangerous activity. When the negligent actions of a driver cause injury to another person, one of the main factors our Lafayette car accident attorney will examine is how the collision occurred. Whether from distracted driving, speeding, or alcohol, accidents can happen at any time and in numerous different ways. Although each car wreck will occur under different circumstances, there are several common types of car accidents and scenarios.

Common car wrecks include:

  • Side Impact collisions, also known as T-bone accidents, refer to wrecks where the front of one vehicle impacts the side of another. For example, when a driver runs a red light and broadsides another car in an intersection. As the victim’s car is struck in an area providing minimal protection, these accidents can lead to severe injury.
  • Rollovers occur when a vehicle is flipped onto its roof or side. A rollover can be caused by a sharp turn or by a collision with another vehicle. Trucks and SUVs are at a greater risk for this type of accident due to their size and relative center of gravity.
  • Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles heading in opposite directions crash into each other and are among the most severe type of collision. The amount of force created by two cars traveling at full speed often leads to fatalities.
  • Hit and run accidents are so named because one party will leave the scene of the accident before their identifying information can be collected. Drivers may flee from an accident for many reasons including lack of insurance. Seeking compensation in these situations can be especially difficult.
  • Fender benders are accidents which occur at slower speeds and typically involve only cosmetic damages to vehicles. However, even at slower speeds, injuries such as whiplash can occur and drivers should not assume that these accidents present no danger.
  • Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents and typically occur when a car suddenly and unexpectedly brakes. Drivers who are rear-ended typically report injuries such as whiplash, even in slow to moderate speed accidents.
  • No-impact wrecks occur when only one vehicle is involved in a wreck or only one vehicle is damaged. This can occur if a driver is inattentive and drives into a roadside object. Another scenario occurs when a negligent driver forces another car to take evasive maneuvers in order to avoid a collision and an accident occurs.

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If you have been involved in an auto wreck, you may be able to seek monetary compensation for your injuries. No matter how your accident occurred, our Lafayette personal injury attorney can work with you to examine your claim and maximize your potential settlement. Our firm has a proven track record of courtroom victories and has recovered millions of dollars for past clients. When you work with Duck Law Firm, LLC, you will benefit from more than two decades of legal experience. Contact our firm and see how we can help you.

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