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Types of Auto Accidents

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Auto accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S., and unfortunately, most of them are preventable. As Greenville car accident attorney who have been serving and supporting local residents throughout the region since 1975, we know victims injured in preventable wrecks have the right to take legal action against the responsible party and recover financial compensation for their losses. We also know that helping victims recover the compensation they deserve demands experienced and focused insight, as well as the ability to prove fault and liability in a range of different circumstances and accidents.

No matter what your accident involves, our legal team can review your situation and the individual facts of your case to determine whether you may have a claim for compensation, as well as how we can fight aggressively for the recovery to which you are entitled under the law. Over the years, we’ve earned a reputation for our abilities to guide clients through the personal injury and wrongful death claim process, and are ready to fight for you.

Injured in an auto accident? Discuss the facts of your case personally with a member of our team. Call (864) 408-8890 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

Types of Car Accidents

Auto accidents can involve a range of scenarios, including various types of impacts and various locations. In any situation, the type of accident that occurs can provide tremendous insight into who may be held accountable. Examples of accidents classified by their type include:

  • Airbag Defects

    • Some of the most high-profile product liability lawsuits stem from airbag failure, including the famous Takata airbag case in which over thirty million vehicles were recalled due to exploding shrapnel on impact. But there are many other common airbag failures for which companies can be held liable. A few common defects that can cause airbag failure are poor construction, ignition switch failure, faulty electrical wiring, faulty sensors, or excess propellant.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents

    • Drunk driving is still a massive problem throughout the country. In 2015, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes, accounting for nearly 30% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Most states allow the victims of drunk drivers to seek financial compensation for injuries and other damages the intoxicated driver caused. If the driver was found to be legally intoxicated, even if they are facing criminal charges, you can still pursue punitive damages against him or her. Punitive damages can significantly increase the amount of compensation you receive because they are designed to punish financially and make an example of the drunk driver. Likewise, even if the driver is found guilty of a DUI, you can still pursue a case against the driver.
  • Failure to Maintain

    • Commercial trucks transport heavy loads of cargo for thousands of miles. Because they travel so much, they need to be maintained regularly. Failure to perform routine maintenance could have devastating consequences. Failure to provide adequate maintenance could lead to equipment malfunctions, which could cause a devastating accident. Whatever your situation, our legal team will help you file a claim and uphold your right to a settlement.
  • Head-On Collisions

    • Head-on collisions occur when two cars driving in the opposite directions crash into each other. These accidents are particularly rare, but when they happen, the results can be devastating. A head-on collision can cause catastrophic injuries, immense amounts of property damage, and even wrongful deaths. These types of accidents are usually the result of negligence. Drunk drivers can sometimes drive on the wrong side of the road, which puts them and others at high risk of head-on collisions. They can also be caused by distracted drivers, fatigued drivers, and by brake failure. Head-on accidents can also be caused by undivided, two-lane roads.
  • Side Impact Accidents

    • Side-impact collisions often happen at intersections and in parking lots, where cars usually travel perpendicular to one another. They typically occur as the result of one of the drivers failing to yield a right-of-way or running a stop sign or stop light. Likewise, side-swiping can also happen if a vehicle swerves out of control and slams into a solid object or another car. The severity of the damage and injury will depend on the type of vehicle struck, what the vehicle is hit by, the safety features involved, and the speed at which the T-bone occurred.

Unique Auto Accident Cases – While there are many car accidents which involve two vehicles and one at-fault driver, there are many others which involve unique or less common factors that can make for added complexities in a victim’s personal injury case. Examples of these types of accidents may include wrecks involving:

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No matter what type of accident it is, or what factors are involved, all wrecks have the potential to disrupt the lives of victims and their loved ones, especially if they result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Fortunately, our legal system allows auto accident victims to hold at-fault motorists and entities accountable for their negligence, and liable for their damages. Making the most of this opportunity can begin with placing your trust in proven attorneys.

If you would like more information about your rights after an auto accident, call (864) 408-8890 to request your FREE and confidential consultation.

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