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5 Common Types of Car Accidents

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Crashes are the result of colliding with other vehicles, objects, or pedestrians. Accidents can occur anywhere: in parking lots, on interstates, or neighborhood streets, and they seemingly happen out of nowhere. While there are many types of car accidents, our Miami personal injury attorneys have outlined 5 of the most common collisions. 

Rear-End Impact

These traffic crashes take place when a driver fails to slow down and stop, causing the vehicle to impact the car in front. This frequently seen collision takes place when an operator is distracted, tailgating, or has stopped abruptly in panic. Weather can lead to irregular road conditions, contributing to an increase in accidents. Common injuries from rear-impact accidents include whiplash.

Head-On Impact

In this scenario, two vehicles moving in opposite directions collide their front ends. These typically lead to severe injuries and can even be fatal. Front impact crashes are often the outcome of traffic signs not being obeyed, venturing out of the designated lane, or changes in street conditions. 


Referred to as t-bone or broadside crashes, impact is experienced in the side of one or more vehicles, and they are commonly seen in parking lots or intersections. Depending on the speed and location of contact, these types of collisions can lead to serious injuries.

Vehicle Rollover

This type of wreck is the aftereffect of a driver’s actions, environmental and road conditions. Additional factors in a rollover crash include whether or not the driver was impaired, the speed at which the car was being operated, and the location of the accident. Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) can be at a greater risk for rollover crashes due to their higher center of gravity.

Single Car Accident

An automobile accident does not always have to include two vehicles. A single car accident can be the outcome of a car being run off the road, a rollover, or roadway obstructions. Personal injury and property damage are often the product of single vehicle collisions.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to seek legal counsel. The Miami personal injury attorneys at Graham Legal, P.A. are well versed in auto accident cases. Victims of a wreck should not feel ashamed to receive the compensation they deserve for their losses and injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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