Types of Car Accidents

San Jose Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents can be caused by a number of different factors, but what are the results? The types of car accidents are just as varied as the incidents that cause them. The type of accident often can determine the severity of the damage done. A negligent driver may have caused you to be involved in any number of accidents, some of the most common types of car accidents include:

  • Rear End Collisions: Sometimes when drivers are distracted and not paying attention, they fail to notice that the vehicle in front of them has slowed down or stopped. Sometimes the car that slows down can actually be the cause of the accident if they stopped too abruptly without giving the driver behind them enough time to slow down. Traffic laws state that you should leave ample room between you and the car in front of you, but sometimes this is not enough to prevent accident.
  • Head On Collisions: Head-on collisions most commonly happen on narrow or winding roads. When drivers fail to stay in their lanes it often results in these kinds of car accidents. These types of accidents often result in serious injury because both cars are usually traveling at high speeds.
  • Side Angle Impact: These types of accidents usually occur at intersections. They can occur if a driver fails to stop at a stop sign or runs a red light and directly impacts the side of another vehicle. These are also extremely serious because vehicles are typically traveling at high speeds. These are more commonly called "T-bone collisions."
  • Rollover: Rollover accidents are most common with large trucks because of their size, but passenger vehicles are not immune. These usually happen when vehicles are traveling too fast while turning. They can also happen because of unsafe road conditions that caused a car to roll off of the road. Rollover accidents will likely cause roof crush, which can severely injure passengers.

Contact a San Jose Personal Injury Attorney for Help

If you have been injured in a car accident like any of the ones described above or in any other type of accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To fully understand your rights you need to speak with a qualified and trusted car accident attorney. A San Jose personal injury attorney from Habbas & Associates will be able to do just that. With more than 175 years of experience in defending victims of personal injury just like you, we are fully qualified to take on your case if you were injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another.

Contact Habbas & Associates today to see how we can help you fight for your rights after your injury!

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