Tampa Auto Accidents
Auto accidents are a common occurrence. They can involve cars, trucks, pedestrians, motorcycles, and bicycles. When all of these elements are present on the roadways, they can cause serious injuries and significant damage. The costs can be high—possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Have you been a victim? If so, contact the auto accident lawyers at Anderson & Anderson today. We’ll aggressively represent your case so you can obtain physical and financial recovery.
Types of Auto Accidents
From car to motorcycle to pedestrian crashes, there are many ways in which a vehicle can be impacted. They include the following:
Rear-end. These are the most common types of crashes. They occur when a vehicle hits a vehicle in front. Rear-end crashes tend to be minor because they often happen at low speeds. Typically, the driver of the vehicle in the rear is the one at fault, but there are exceptions.
Side impact. Also known as a T-bone crash, a side impact accident happens when one vehicle doesn’t yield to another, causing the front of one vehicle to hit the side of another vehicle. The side of a vehicle has less protection than other parts of the car, so occupants may suffer serious injuries.
Rollover. A rollover crash occurs when a vehicle flips onto its side or roof. In a rollover, only one vehicle is typically involved. They often occur when a vehicle hits a curb or veers off the road. SUVs and pickup trucks are most likely to roll over. When a rollover happens, occupants can be ejected. These types of crashes are usually fatal.
Head-on. A head-on crash is the most dangerous type of auto accident. That’s because they typically involve two vehicles coming toward each other at high speeds. The impact is great, often causing fatality. Head-on crashes are often caused by driving in the wrong direction, drunk driving, and distracted driving.
Hit and run and chain reaction auto accidents tend to be complex when it comes to recovering compensation because in these cases, it is hard to determine liability. Chain reaction crashes often start out as rear-end accidents, then a vehicle rear-ends another, and so on. There could be dozens of vehicles involved in a chain reaction crash.
Hit and run accidents occur when one driver flees the accident scene. It is hard to recover compensation from the other driver when they cannot be located, which happens a lot of the time. In these cases, it’s good to have uninsured motorist insurance. This type of insurance will pay for damages caused by the hit and run driver.
Contact Us Today
It’s important to be careful when driving on the roadways, as auto accidents can happen in a variety of ways. However, even the safest drivers can still get involved in crashes.
Involved in an auto accident? Seek legal help from the Tampa personal injury lawyers at Anderson & Anderson. We can assess the situation and make things right. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the online form or call 813-251-0072.