What Are the Different Types of Car Accidents?entry-title

Car accidents are one of the main causes of serious personal injuries, and they can result in a wide range of harmful consequences for anyone involved in the incident. When law enforcement is contacted after an accident, the police officer will document and categorize the accident. To know which type of car crash the incident should be categorized into, the police will determine what was struck (a car or another person) and the type of impact. If you have recently been involved in a car accident, you should know which type of accident you were involved in, as it will be useful information for your personal injury case.

What Are the Different Car Accident Categories?

  • Rear impact/rear end collision: This type of car crash involves a car hitting the car or truck in front of it. This commonly occurs when the car in front makes a sudden stop and the car behind is unable to brake in time. According to insurance policies, the fault of the accident will be on the car behind since they didn’t maintain a “safe braking distance.”
  • Side collision: This involves one or more vehicle’s sides being impacted by another vehicle. This is also called a broadside, or T-bone, collision, and it occurs when the front of a vehicle crashes into the side of another car.
  • Rollover: This is when a car or truck turns over on its side or roof. This type of accident often occurs when a vehicle is trying to turn too fast while driving at a high speed and loses control. There are certain vehicles that are more prone to rollovers, such as certain Ford, Jeep, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, and Isuzu troopers and SUVs.
  • Head-on collision: This is a very destructive type of car accident that results in many fatalities every year. Car impact damage is at its greatest when the front of that car hits another car because of the car’s forward momentum.
  • Other types: There are other types of car accidents that don’t fit in these categories, such as collisions with animals, fixed-objects, or with pedestrians and bicyclists. If the automobile is going at a high speed, these other types of crashes can result in serious injuries and fatalities as well.

If you have been involved in a car accident, you should contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett & Clawson today for a free consultation.

How Smartphones Can Decrease Distracted Driving Accidentsentry-title

Thousands of people are killed every year because of serious auto accidents. Every accident has a different reason as to the cause of injury or death, but one of the biggest reasons is because of distracted driving. More than 3,000 people are killed in the U.S. every year in distracted driving crashes, according to the federal government. The number one cause of this distraction is cell phone use; around 70% of drivers report that they use cell phones despite knowing that they put their driving safety at risk. Fortunately, there is a way to use technology to your advantage and prevent any future car accidents.

How Can Cell Phones Actually Prevent Car Accidents?

Smartphones actually offer apps and devices that will help drivers stay focused and prevent them from making or accepting calls, texting, or accessing the internet. The most basic apps and technologies will block calls or texts, but more advanced systems can block any sounds or audio features, and they can also track your speeding and braking while driving. This kind of technology is perfect for new and experienced drivers, or if you have elderly loved ones that are driving. Employers also use this technology in order to enforce cell phone policies in and around the workplace.

Why Do We Need It?

Many drivers have a “not me” attitude when it comes to discovering fault in car accidents and safety. Confident drivers believe that using their phones is fine, and that they can handle it because they are experienced. Many drivers also believe that using hands-free and voice control features on their cell phones is much safer, but research shows that drivers who use hands-free phones only pay attention to 50% of the road. This proves that the safest solution for limiting distractions is to completely block cell phone use. This solution is the simplest as well; just download an app, activate the service on your wireless phone plan, or physically install the device into your vehicle for tracking purposes.

Our Bay Area injury attorneys will assist you in court if you were injured in a distracted driving car accident. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can get started with your case.

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