The different types of car crashes

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2023 | Car Accident |

Car accidents are not all the same, and they can range in severity. Washington motorists should remain alert to other vehicles approaching in all directions. Collisions may vary, and there are no directions in which any vehicle can be entirely safe. Alertness could help reduce the chances of getting into an accident but might not totally eliminate the risks. Persons hurt in a motor vehicle collision could sue negligent parties for damages.

Different vehicle collisions

The numerous delineations of accidents commonly describe how one vehicle hits the other. A head-on collision involves the front of one vehicle hitting the front of another. A rear-end collision usually involves the front of a vehicle striking the back of a car. When a vehicle suffers impact from the side, the accident is known as a lateral or T-bone crash. Sideswiping results when the sides of the cars scrape across each other.

Rotational collisions happen when a car gets hit and spins out of control. A spinning vehicle may hit pedestrians, bicyclists and others. With a rollover injury, the vehicle turns upside down, presenting enormous safety risks to the occupants.

Post-accident steps

Auto accidents often lead to civil litigation when people suffer harm. Whether the accident involved one or more cars, when someone gets hurt or experiences property damage, the victim might sue to recover their losses. For some, the post-accident days might come with significant pain, suffering and financial losses. Exploring legal remedies to recover their losses makes sense to them.

Filing a liability claim against a negligent party’s auto insurance could lead to a reasonable and timely settlement. Persistent negotiations might be necessary to receive an appropriate sum.