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The Most Common Types of Car Accidents

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Car accidents take many different shapes and forms, and the type of car accident can have a significant impact on the severity and injuries that victims suffer as a result of the crash. The knowledgeable car accident attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates have experience handling all types of car accident cases and are here to help. Call or contact us today to learn more. 

Head-on Accidents

Head-on accidents occur when the front end of one car impacts the front end of another car. While this type of accident is not the most common, it does often result in more severe injuries for victims because the full force of each vehicle hits the other. This type of accident happens more often in cases where the driver is operating the vehicle while drowsy, a medical incident occurs, or when someone is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many wrong way accidents on the highways are head-on accidents, as well. 

Rear-end Accidents

Rear-end accidents occur when the front end of one car impacts the back end of another vehicle. This type of accident is one of the most common, and while many people think that a rear-end accident is not that serious, even a minor fender bender can result in injuries to a victim’s head, neck, and back. Rear end accidents at high speeds can cause even more severe injuries, and in some cases even death. Distracted driving while looking at a cell phone, the radio, or engaging with other passengers causes many rear end accidents every year in the Nashville area.

Side Impact Accidents

Side impact accidents, also referred to at T-bone accidents, occur when the front end of one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle. This type of accident occurs most frequently at intersections or in places where a car can enter the roadway, like the entrance to a parking lot or a driveway. Which side a car is hit, the speed of the vehicles, and their side can all make a substantial difference in the level of harm that a side impact car accident can cause. In many cases, these accidents happen because a driver fails to check for other cars before entering or exiting the road.

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents occur when a car is impacted in such a way that it causes the entire vehicle to flip, or roll, over itself one or more times. This type of accident happens the least, but it is also the most likely to result in a fatal crash. Rollover accident usually happen when cars are traveling at high speeds and occur more often on highways than city streets. Rollover accidents can happen for many reasons, but speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence are some of the most common causes for this type of crash.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, call or contact Mitch Grissim & Associates today to schedule a free consultation of your case with one of our experienced Nashville personal injury attorneys now.

Resource:

nhtsa.gov/es/research-data/crash-injury-research

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