5 Types of Car Accidents
There is nothing more chilling than receiving a phone call that your loved one is hurt in a car accident. While you rush to the hospital, all the worst-case scenarios run through your mind until you are finally able to reunite with your loved one. From minor to a major injury, our Charlotte Car Accident Attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates are here to help you. We have heard the story over and over again. A car accident happened, and you were not prepared. We understand. No one is ever prepared to get injured in a car accident, which means getting good representation means that much more. Our Charlotte Car Accident Attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates are ready to fight for you because you deserve compensation that actually covers your medical bills, not just alleviates some.
Five Types of Car Accidents
There are five types of car accidents. Each varies on severity depending on the speed of the cars colliding. Here are the five types of car accidents
- Sideswipe or T-bone
- Rear end
- Head-on collision
- Fender bender
A vehicle is equipped with crumple zones. These crumples zones are created to help absorb the impact of another car hitting your car. Crumple zones are typically in the front or the rear. They do not include the side of the car. So, if a car is T-boned, the people inside the car are more likely to feel the impact because there is no crumple zone to absorb the blow. However, just because there is a crumple zone in the front does not mean that head-on collisions aren’t just as dangerous as getting T-boned.
In West Charlotte, a woman was driving a van erratically. Witnesses said that she was speeding and crossing over and between lanes of traffic. The woman driving crossed a double yellow line and hit another van driving in the opposite direction resulting in a head-on collision. Another car hit the other cars because he or she could not avoid the accident. The erratic driver was pronounced dead on the scene. Authorities discovered that drugs and alcohol were more than likely associated with the accident. The driver who was hit head-on was sent to the hospital with severe injuries along with the third driver.
Any type of accident can result in life-threatening injuries. Most common injuries include
All these injuries can take from weeks to years to recover. More often, the recovery process means time off of work.
What To Do
You are not alone. If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury, our Charlotte Car Accident Attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates are here to help. We will do all we can to make sure that you get compensation for
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages