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Different Types of Car Accidents

Motor vehicle collisions are consistently one of the leading causes of accidental injuries and fatalities. The Alabama Department of Transportation reports that there were 159,102 crashes that resulted in 46,383 injuries in the state in 2019 alone. Crashes can happen in many ways. Here, our Mobile car accident lawyers provide an overview of the different types of crashes in Alabama. 

  1. Single Vehicle Crashes

Single vehicle crashes are one of the most common types of car accidents in Alabama. A single car wreck could happen when a vehicle hits an object, such as a tree, a guardrail, or a wall, or when a vehicle rolls over. In some cases, single vehicle crashes may be caused by driver error, such as speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Other factors that may contribute to single vehicle crashes include road conditions, weather, and mechanical issues with the vehicle. You could still have a claim after a single vehicle crash. A skilled attorney can help you determine whether or not you may have a claim for compensation for any injuries that you sustained

  1. Rear-End Collisions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that rear-end crashes are the most common type of multi-vehicle collision. Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle collides with the back of another vehicle. These accidents are often caused by driver inattention, such as failing to notice that traffic has slowed or stopped ahead. Rear-end collisions can also occur when a driver follows too closely or when a driver is speeding. 

  1. Sideswipe Accidents

Sideswipe accidents occur when two vehicles traveling in the same direction make contact with each other. Sideswipes are most frequently caused by driver error, such as drifting into another lane or failing to check blind spots before changing lanes. If you or your loved one was hurt in a sideswipe crash, our Mobile, AL car accident lawyer is more than ready to help. 

  1. Head-On Collisions 

Head-on collisions happen when two cars going in different directions hit each other. Head-ons are among the most serious types of crashes. In fact, head-on collisions are far overrepresented in fatal accident cases. If you or your loved one was hurt in a head-on crash, our Mobile auto accident attorney is ready to protect your rights. 

  1. Vehicle Rollovers 

Vehicle rollovers occur when a vehicle flips over onto its roof or side. These accidents are often caused by driver error, such as taking a turn too quickly or overcorrecting the steering. Vehicle rollovers can also be caused by road conditions, such as uneven pavement or debris on the road. Injuries from vehicle rollovers can be severe and may include broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Mobile, AL Car Accident Attorney

At Roger Varner Injury Law, our Mobile auto accident lawyers are standing by, ready to fight for your rights and interests. If you were hurt in any type of crash, we are more than ready to help. Get in touch with us by phone at (833) 482-7637 or contact us online for a free, confidential case review. From our Mobile law office, we handle car accident claims throughout the region.