Auto accidents of all kinds are devastating, but certain contributing factors and types of accidents increase the likelihood of serious injury or death. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Stamford, Connecticut auto accident lawyer from Casper & de Toledo to learn more about the most dangerous types of auto accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence.
The Five Most Dangerous Types of Auto Accidents
- Head-On Collisions: Head-on collisions occur when one motorist is either driving on the wrong side of the road or the wrong way down a one-way street. Often, these accidents involve driving while intoxicated, but not always. Frequently, head-on collisions are fatal. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a head-on collision caused by another driver’s negligence, speak with our firm today.
- T-Bone Collisions: A T-bone collision is when the front end of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. Often, these accidents occur at intersections when one driver runs a red light or stop sign. Unfortunately, the sides of any vehicle typically offer less protection than the front or back, and drivers or passengers are frequently severely injured as a result.
- Rollover Collisions: Rollover crashes can happen when a driver takes a sharp turn too quickly. However, they can also happen when certain vehicles are unsafely designed, and not as a result of driver negligence. In other cases, a vehicle may roll over when struck by another vehicle traveling at excessive speeds. In any case, rollover accidents can be deadly.
- Crashes Caused by Speeding: Speeding can have a significant impact on a motorist’s ability to safely maneuver their vehicle. Speed limits are in place for a reason. When traveling at excessive speeds, it can be more difficult to control a vehicle, and, additionally, when a vehicle crashes at high speeds, it will have a harder impact and can result in greater damage/more extensive injuries.
- Crashes Caused by Impaired Driving: Impaired driving is another major contributor to car crashes here in the United States. In fact, according to the NHTSA, roughly 30% of all fatal auto accidents in the United States involve drunk drivers. This is, in large part, due to the fact that when people operate their vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are far more likely to disobey the rules and regulations of the road by speeding or making impulsive decisions. Additionally, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol drastically slows down a driver’s reaction time, which can also lead to very serious accidents.
If you believe you were injured in an auto accident of any kind due to another driver’s negligence, our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.