La Vergne Car Accident Attorneys
Most Dangerous Types of Car Accidents
While all car accidents have the potential to cause significant vehicle damage and injuries to both drivers and passengers, there are a few types of accidents that expose victims to significantly heightened risks of suffering severe injuries.
At Matt Hardin Law, our La Vergne car accident lawyers know that not all car accidents are created equal. Modern safety features in vehicles protect drivers and passengers from many of the forces created in moderate to high speed car accidents, but some accidents leave victims exposed to dangers that can render some safety features much less effective.
Types of Severe Car Accidents
In our practice, we’ve found that the following types of accidents tend to cause more severe injuries than others:
- Head-on collisions
Because they involve two vehicles colliding with one another at moderate to high speeds at an impact point that causes extreme forces on the necks, heads, and backs of occupants, head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of car accidents. Airbags and seat belts are vital safety features in head-on collisions, but in many cases the impact is so strong that victims can still suffer head and neck injuries from striking their airbags or simply from the forces generated on their bodies. Head-on collisions also pose risk for victims after accidents, as they damage the engine compartment and can put the damaged vehicles at risk for catching on fire.
- Roll-over accidents
Whether they’re caused by high-speed collisions, taking turns too fast, or running off the road, roll-over accidents are statistically much more likely to cause serious injuries than almost all other types of car accidents. Drivers and passengers who aren’t wearing their seatbelt during rollover accidents are also at high risk of being ejected from the vehicle—and that can lead to severe and often life-threatening injuries that require immediate treatment. Vehicles that are most at-risk of rollover accidents include sport utility vehicles and large trucks, although any vehicle is susceptible to flipping over under certain circumstances, such as poor weather or uneven roadways.
- High-speed rear-end accidents
While many rear-end accidents are simple fender benders that rarely result in injuries, high-speed rear-end accidents are dangerous for drivers and passengers. Because of their often unexpected nature, victims may not have time to brace themselves for impact. The tremendous amount of force pushing into the vehicle can cause victims to suffer severe injuries to their head, neck, or back, and whiplash and even spinal cord injuries are common outcomes of these types of accidents. The majority of high-speed rear-end accidents occur when drivers fall asleep at the wheel or are distracted and don’t see a stopped vehicle in front of them.
Despite these three types of accidents being among the most dangerous, the legal team at Matt Hardin Law knows that all auto accidents, no matter how minor they may seem at the time, can lead to serious and debilitating injuries.
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, get in touch with our La Vergne car accident lawyers. We know the ins-and-outs of Tennessee car accident law, and we won’t hesitate to fight for your rights to full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today at (615) 200-1111 or fill out a free online form. We’re here for you every step of the way.