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A New Jersey Car Accident Lawyer Explains Different Types Of Crashes

Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims in the United States. They often occur close to home, and the kind of accident usually determines the significance of one’s injuries.

Different Types of Car Accidents

Rollover Accidents

This is when a vehicle turns over on its side or roof, and it’s typically caused by a car attempting to turn at a high rate of speed. Any vehicle can rollover, though SUV’s are at a greater risk due to their height and a higher center of gravity.

Multi-vehicle pile-ups

These usually take place on freeways and are one of the deadliest types of car accidents. The reasons are because cars typically spin and are hit from the side, people who get out of their vehicles are struck, or a fire spreads quickly among the crashed cars.

Side-impact collisions

Also known as “T-bone” collisions, these accidents happen when the side of a vehicle is impacted by the front or rear end of another vehicle. Injuries to occupants are likely to be severe in a side-impact crash.

Rear-end collisions

These occur when a car hits the vehicle in front of it. They commonly take place when the car in front suddenly stops and the one behind cannot stop in time. Usually, the vehicle in back is faulted for not keeping a safe driving distance or because the driver was distracted.

Head-on collisions

Though head-on collisions only make up a small part of car accidents, they account for the most deaths. Even at slow speeds, they can have catastrophic consequences.

If you have sustained injuries in an accident, please contact us. As New Jersey car accident lawyers, we will fight on your behalf to help you get the settlement you deserve.

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