According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 2 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2012 alone. Car crashes can cause injuries ranging from minor cuts and scrapes to catastrophic injuries resulting in long-term disability. There are many different types of car accidents that often occur on Georgia highways. Below is some information about some of the most common:
Rear-End Accidents – Rear-end accidents occur when one vehicle slams into the back of another. They often occur when the lead vehicle is stopped or slowing down, and can occur due to driver error or other causes such as poor road conditions or equipment failure.
Broadside Accidents – Commonly referred to as a “T-Bone” accident, these accidents involve a collision between vehicles driving in directions roughly perpendicular to each other. They can occur for many reasons, but some of the most common include failing to stop at stop signs or failing to observe traffic signals.
Head-On Collisions – Head-on collisions occur between two vehicles that are driving in opposite directions from one another. They are extremely dangerous, and often occur on rural roads or two lane highways.
Rollover Accidents – Rollover accidents can involve multiple vehicles or a single vehicle, and occur when a vehicle rolls onto its side or its roof. Taller vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs are generally more prone to rolling over than smaller passenger cars.
Regardless of the type of accident in which you are involved, in order to recover for you losses you need to be able to establish that the accident occurred because of someone else’s negligence. In the context of personal injury law, “negligence” has a very specific meaning, and it is important for victims to consult with an attorney in order to determine whether they may be eligible for financial compensation.
Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Anyone who has been injured in a Peachtree City car accident should call the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible. We offer free consultations, and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients get the compensation to which they are entitled. Our legal team has the skill and experience required to bring your case to the best resolution possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers call our office today at (770) 487-8999.