With the number of motorists commuting to and from work and traveling across the state every day, car accidents are a common occurrence. Unfortunately, some drivers will place more importance on reaching their destination quicker than trying to reach their destination safely. Other drivers may cause an accident simply because they are not experienced enough to recognize a situation where a crash may occur. If you or a family member was injured due to the actions of a negligent driver, you should consult with an experienced Doylestown car accident lawyer.
The injury lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm possess years of experience litigating complex personal injury cases. A car crash can leave you with injuries that affect your ability to work and even enjoy your favorite activities. That is why it is important to pursue a negligent driver for the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your personal injury claim, call The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000.
3 Common Types of Car Accidents
The circumstances of a car accident will certainly play a role in determining the type of injuries you may sustain. For example, if you are involved in a side-impact car crash, you can easily have lacerations caused by a window breaking during the accident. Despite how your injuries occurred, you deserve to be compensated for an accident that was not your fault. The following is a list of types of car accident and the injuries they are likely to cause.
Rear-end car accidents often occur because a driver was distracted and did not notice the vehicle ahead of them preparing to stop. Whether a rear-end collision happens at a slow rate of speed or a high rate of speed you can still suffer a serious injury.
Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries caused by a rear-end crash. Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck and head swing forward rapidly and snap back into place. This injury could cause a victim to experience severe pain and loss of range of motion in their neck area. You may not experience the signs and symptoms of whiplash until days or weeks later, which is why it is important to seek medical attention immediately after a car accident.
Back injuries are another common type of injury associated with rear-end collisions. A serious back injury could prevent you from working and may require a lengthy amount of time to recover from.
A head-on collision is likely the most dangerous type of car accident. This is because there are several ways to be injured during a head-on crash. For example, if a passenger is not wearing a seatbelt during a head-on crash, they can be launched from their seat into or through the windshield. This can lead to broken bones, lacerations, and various other injuries. It is important to always wear a seatbelt while driving because not only will it keep you safe, but it may hurt your personal injury claim if you were not wearing one during an accident.
Head injuries are also possible during a head-on crash. If you hit your head on the steering wheel, dashboard, or even an airbag, you can suffer a concussion or a traumatic brain injury. These types of injuries could affect your memory, behavior, and possibly leave you partially paralyzed.
A side-impact car crash, also known as a T-bone accident, is when a vehicle strikes your car from a perpendicular angle. This type of accident can leave you with long-term or permanent injuries. Fractured ribs are a common injury caused by T-bone accidents, usually because a driver or passenger will make contact with a car door that was struck.
Bone fractures are just one type of serious injury caused by side-impact accidents. As mentioned, broken window glass from the impact may strike your face and arms and leave you with multiple scars once they heal. You should not have to suffer from disfigurement because another driver was careless.
This is not a complete list. Other types of car accidents can cause a victim of serious injury. If you suffered an injury that was not mentioned above, our firm would be proud to help you build your case.
Our Doylestown Personal Injury Attorneys are Ready to Work with You
You should not be responsible for the negligent actions of another motorist. The Reiff Law Firm can help you file a personal injury claim after being the victim of a serious car accident. Our experienced attorneys will provide you with the unique and aggressive legal representation necessary to pursue your claim. You do not have to fight your injury case alone, contact The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000.