What Is the Most Dangerous Collision?
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, approximately 37,000 people die in accidents every year in the United States, and another 2.35 million are injured or disabled due to car wrecks. Car accidents are dangerous and unfortunately, they are very common. While any car accident can cause serious personal injury, some types are more dangerous than others. In this blog, the team at the Law Office of Pamela C. Bratcher discuss five of the most dangerous types of crashes. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, call our firm today to pursue justice.
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1. Head-On Collisions
Head-on accidents occur when one vehicle collides headfirst with another vehicle, typically when they are traveling in opposite directions. These crashes can cause severe and fatal injuries, as the relative speed of the crash is very high.
2. T-Bone Crashes
When one driver crashes into the side of another vehicle, major injuries are often the result. There is typically far less protection on the sides of vehicles than in the front or rear, and the high speed of many of these crashes increases the danger. These accidents are most common in large intersections.
3. Vehicle Rollover Crashes
When a vehicle rolls over in a crash, it can cause serious injury to the occupants as well as other drivers on the road. Cars with high profiles, such as vans and trucks, are particularly susceptible to rolling over. However, any car can roll over in a sharp turn or after being struck by another car.
4. Drunk Driving Collisions
While drunk driving accidents often take the form of a head-on collision, T-bone crash, or similar, they are particularly dangerous in their own right. This is because drunk drivers have significantly slowed reaction times – in a serious accident, a fraction of an inch or a single mile per hour can be the difference between life and death.
5. Jackknife Accidents
When large trucks get squirrelly, they can be extremely difficult to control. In many cases, the trailers attached to semi-trucks will jackknife, or push the cab until it is turned around. This leads to a loss of control of the vehicle and typically sends it in a different direction. Due to the sheer size and weight of these trucks, jackknife accidents (and other types of truck accidents) can be some of the most deadly.
What to Do After a Car Accident?
After calling the police, taking pictures, seeking medical attention, and exchanging information, you may be asking yourself what you should do now. The next step is to contact an attorney. We will work tirelessly to fight for the compensation you deserve after an accident that wasn't your fault. With 30+ years of experience, attorney Pamela Bratcher is ready to fight for you!
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