Common Factors Among Car AccidentsFebruary 18, 2019
Car accidents happen more often than most people realize. In 2017, a total of 114,848 car crashes occurred in Maryland, leaving 51,182 people injured, according to the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO).
No one ever expects to be in a car accident, which is why they can be so traumatizing. Car accidents can happen anywhere at any time and in different scenarios. How vehicles collide with one another and the speed they were traveling play a large role in the resulting injuries. Injuries can result from any type of car accident, whether you were involved in a minor, low-speed collision or a more severe wreck.
Common Types of Car Accidents
- Head-On Collision:
Head-on collisions are among the deadliest of car accidents. When you are hit head-on, the impact is extremely powerful. These accidents often happen at high speeds and may be fatal to both drivers and passengers.
- Rear-End Collision:
Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of car accidents. They occur when a car crashes into the one in front of it. Distracted driving is a major contributor to these types of crashes. Even a minor rear-end collision can cause serious injuries to the neck and back. A common injury associated with this type of accident is whiplash.
- Side-Impact Collision:
Sometimes called a “T-bone” accident, this occurs when one car strikes the side of another car, often at an intersection. Injuries from this type of accident can range from mild to life-altering.
- Multi-Vehicle Collision:
Where this accident occurs can have a big impact on the severity of your injuries. If you are caught in the middle of a pile-up, for example, you may suffer trauma from all sides, resulting in very serious pain and suffering and extended recovery time.
A car accident can cause injury to virtually any part of the body and can vary from minor cuts and lacerations to broken bones and severe head trauma. The Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton provide this infographic that lists some of the most common types of car accident injuries.
Being involved in a car accident can instantly turn your life upside down. An accident can leave you in severe pain, unable to work, and buried in an ever-growing stack of medical bills to pay. For these reasons, it is imperative that following a car crash you take the proper steps to protect your health and your legal rights.
You should seek medical attention right away, even if you do not feel any pain. A doctor can determine if you sustained an injury and provide the necessary medical treatment. Next, you should file an injury claim in order to recover your rightful compensation for the damages you sustained. Our experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers can help you through the legal process. We will give your case full attention and fight to obtain maximum compensation. Call us at 800-547-4LAW or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.