With over 5 million traffic accidents every year in the United States, over a million of them result in at least one injury, with tens of thousands of fatalities. A dedicated Milwaukee auto collision lawyer can help you recover compensation after a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver. Car accidents are the leading cause of death of American children. Some of the most common types of car accidents are outlined and described below:
Head On Collision
Head On Collisions, also called frontal accidents, can be the most deadly of car accidents. A head-on collision occurs when a vehicle drives head-first directly into the front of another vehicle, or a fixed object like a building or utility pole. Because of the extreme forces exerted on passengers in a head-on collision, many head-on collisions, especially at high speed, result in extremely serious injuries or fatalities.
A rollover crash is exactly what it sounds like: a car rolling over onto its side or roof. Rollover accidents are often single-car wrecks that result from a car driving off the road, but they are often frequently a result of a sideswipe accident in which one vehicle is forced off the road. Rollovers typically happen at high speed, and are more likely in cars that have a high center of gravity and narrow frame. With the extreme forces involved in a car rolling over at high speed, the injuries sustained by passengers can be extremely serious.
A sidewipe is a type of side-impact collision in which two cars traveling the same direction make side-to side contact with each other. In many cases, sideswipes are the result of a driver changing lanes when the lane they are moving into is not open. In some cases, a sideswipe may simply be the result of a driver drifting carelessly into the next lane. It is common for a sideswipe accident to result in one or more cars being forced off the road, or into oncoming traffic. As a result many sideswipes actually cause head-on collisions or rollovers.
A T-bone is a side impact collision in which one vehicle drives head-first into the side of another vehicle. In many cases, T-bone crashes happen at intersections, or as someone is pulling into or out of a parking lot or driveway. In many cases, these accidents can be catastrophic, as one car may drive directly into a door where someone is sitting. Spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries are common results of T-bone accidents.
Rear End Collision
A rear-end collision occurs when one vehicle drives into the back of another vehicle. In many cases, these crashes happen because one driver was distracted, and didn’t notice that traffic in front had slowed or stopped. Many rear-end collisions occur at low speed, but they can cause serious injuries nevertheless. Soft-tissue injuries such as herniated discs or strained necks or fairly common in rear-end collisions.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident that was caused by the recklessness or negligence of another driver, speak with an experienced Milwaukee car crash lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options. Medical bills can pile up, combined with lost time at work, causing financial hardship on top of injury. Don’t let another driver’s carelessness take away your physical and financial well-being; speak with the attorneys at the Milwaukee car crash law firm of Jastroch and LaBarge today at (877)558-5855 for more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION.