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7 Common Types of Car Accidents


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Learning about the common types of car accidents can help you better understand how to avoid them. Start learning now by reading this slideshare!

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7 Common Types of Car Accidents

  1. 1. Either you’ve seen these types of accidents or you’ve experienced them first hand.
  2. 2. 1. Sideswipe collisions  A sideswipe collision happens when the sides of two parallel cars bump and swipe each other.  Minor damage is possible if both cars are travelling in the same direction and neither driver loses control.
  3. 3. 2. Rear-end collisions  A car accident that involves one car crashing into the car in front it is a rear- end collision. Sudden deceleration is a common cause of such collisions.
  4. 4. 3. Head-on collisions  Head-on collisions occur when the front ends of two cars hit each other. Sadly, these types of collisions are often fatal.
  5. 5. 4. Single car accidents  These accidents happen when only one car is involved, and it strikes a pole, tree, fire hydrant, or other object.
  6. 6. 5. Vehicle rollover  When a car flips over onto its side or roof, it’s called a vehicle rollover. Speeding SUVs are more susceptible to these types of accidents.
  7. 7. 6. Multi-vehicle collisions  This type of accident involves many cars that crash into each and form pile-ups that are difficult to escape from. It usually occurs on highways or freeways.
  8. 8. 7. Side-impact collisions  Side-impact collisions are also known as T-bone collisions. They happen when the side of a car is hit by the front or rear of another car. Damage and injury tend to be severe in this type of crash.
  9. 9. Be a Smart, Defensive Driver  Remember that if you’re a distracted driver, you’re posing a threat to other drivers around you.  Put your cell phone away and be cautious. Slow down for yellow lights and use your signals. Don’t be the cause of an accident that could have been prevented.
  10. 10. Hire a Personal Injury Attorney  If you’ve been injured in an accident you didn’t cause, call a personal injury attorney today.  A personal injury attorney like Craig Swapp & Associates can help you get fully compensated for all your losses.  You can contact us for a free consultation today by calling 800-404- 9000 or by visiting