Types of Car Accidents

Types of Car Accidents

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At Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, P.A., we are committed to equipping our clients with the superior legal counsel that they deserve. If you are the victim of a serious car accident, now is the time to discuss your case with an experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer at our firm. With more than six million accidents occurring in the US each year, it is important that you understand your options and begin your case in a prompt and effective manner. We are able to apply our skill set and extensive knowledge to each car accident case we handle.

Common Types of Vehicular Accidents

Car accidents can cause serious damages and injuries to the victims involved. As the victim, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the expenses related to your car accident:

  • Head-on Collision: Head-on collisions occur when the front of two cars run directly into each other. This type of accident can be incredibly dangerous and often happens when one driver goes into oncoming traffic and runs into another vehicle.
  • Rear-End Accident: These types of accidents are very common. A rear-end accident is identified as one in which the front of one car runs into the end of another. It can be caused by a driver who is distracted, speeding, tailgating or negligent. Other times, the driver in front may slam on their breaks in a moment's notice.
  • Side-Impact Collision: Side-impact collisions, also known as T-bone accidents, occur when the front of one vehicle runs into the side of another. If the car runs into the side where a person is located, serious injuries are likely to occur. This is because there is only a thin sheet of metal and glass there to protect the victim.
  • Rollover Accident: Rollover accidents happen when a car flips on its side or completely upside-down. SUVs are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents as compared to other vehicles due to the fact that the center of gravity is higher and the track width is narrower.
  • Texting While Driving: When it comes to texting while driving, Florida's laws are not as strict as many people would prefer. Our state has placed a ban on texting while driving, however, people are allowed to text while in a traffic jam or at a red light. The fine for initially violating this offense is a mere $30 and is identified as a secondary offense. This means that a person cannot be pulled over solely for texting; they must be pulled over for something else before getting a citation for texting. Due to the laidback laws, texting while driving is still a common occurrence and the reason behind many accidents.
  • Driving Under the Influence: This type of scenario occurs when the driver at fault is identified as being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The legal limit for drinking while driving is 0.08 for anyone who is 21 years of age or older. For those who are under the age of 21, their legal limit is reduced to 0.02. When a person is under the influence, it takes away from a driver's focus and driving skills.
  • Single/Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Single vehicle accidents involve one car and can happen if a person attempts to swerve out of the way of another person/object; if there are poor weather conditions; or because of mechanical defects. Multi-vehicle accidents include two or more cars such as rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, pile-up accidents and so forth.

Learn about your options by speaking with a personal injury attorney in Florida!

Car accidents can cause serious and lasting side-effects to the people involved. If you or a loved is a victim and has been injured in an automotive accident, Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, P.A. can help. We can assist our clients with filing an effective claim and making sure that they are fully aware of their options. Our goal is to work with individuals to assist them with getting the money they need to pay for their expenses relating to medical bills, loss of income, car repairs, therapy sessions and any other costs involved. As the victim of a car accident, whether a head-on collision, drunk driving accident or single-vehicle accident, now is the time to speak with experienced counsel.

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