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Top Four Most Dangerous Types of Auto Accidents

The top four most dangerous types of auto accidents stand apart because of the severity of the injuries sustained by people in the vehicles. Every auto accident or truck accident can cause life-changing injuries and fatalities under the right conditions. Many of these most dangerous types of auto accidents involve “the deadly Ds”: drunk driving, drugged driving, distracted driving, or drowsy driving.

4 most dangerous types of auto accidents - Altizer Law, PC

Head-On Crashes

Head-on crashes are memorable for witnesses and for those involved. These crashes cause significant damage to vehicles as well as to people. These are the most likely to cause a fatality of all types of crashes. The force of the collision of two cars moving at 40 mph causes the same impact as one car traveling at 80 mph. (Learn more about head-on crashes here)

T-Bone (Side Impact) Accidents

T-Bone accidents are so named for the shape of the vehicles in the accident. The front of one vehicle crashes into the side of the other vehicle. Typically occurring at intersections, they result in catastrophic injuries because passengers in the vehicle struck are afforded less protection than the front and rear of the vehicle. The absence of space for engine and trunk removes an important cushion at the moment of impact. (Learn more about side-impact accidents here)

Pile-Up Crashes

Pile-up crashes occur when two vehicles collide and other vehicles do not have time or space to stop and avoid the accident. Sometimes the vehicles spread out to the sides; other times vehicles pile up one on top of the other. When the vehicles pile up, some passengers cannot escape. They are particularly at risk of further injury due to debris, explosions, and fires.

Rollover Accidents

As the name implies, these accidents result in one or both involved vehicles rolling onto its side or its roof. Any car is subject to rollover, but larger vehicles (SUVs, pick-up trucks, vans) are more likely to rollover. Many rollover crashes result from overcorrection by the driver or by trying to make sharp turns when speeding. (Learn more about rollover accidents here)

If you or a loved one has been involved in one of these types of accidents (or others), due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, and through no fault of your own, call Altizer Law, P.C. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your hurts and harms. In these serious accidents, life-changing injuries will bring many changes in your life. Recovering and rebuilding may be very costly. Bettina Altizer and her expert team work every day to help people recover and rebuild. We understand that it’s about the money.