Common Varieties of Motor Vehicle Accidents

While no two auto accidents are exactly alike, there are some common types of crashes that can result in serious damages. Having a licensed lawyer on your side could help you seek compensation to recover damages such as medical bills, lost wages from time off at work, property damage, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with the crash.

If you are in need of a Pompano Beach car accident lawyer, contact Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers to set up a complimentary evaluation of your claim. Our lawyers have over 40 years of combined legal experience handling motor vehicle accident claims of all types. 

Read on to learn more about the types of car accident cases we handle and how we may be able to help build a strong case to pursue the compensation you may need for a healthy, stress-free recovery.

Types of Auto Accident Cases We Handle

Whether you were involved in a low speed car accident or high speed head-on collision, the outcome could be debilitating for injury victims in either scenario. Our experienced attorneys know what evidence to look for when investigating the many different types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

Low-speed accidents – These are accidents that happen when the vehicles involved were traveling under 10 miles per hour at the time of the crash. Although these minor collisions may appear to be harmless initially, injuries can sometimes linger and worsen over time. These fender-benders usually occur at stop signs, red lights, parking lots, and residential neighborhoods.

Single vehicle crashes – Defective vehicles, malfunctioning auto parts, lack of maintenance and poor road design have all been known to contribute to single vehicle crashes. Faulty brakes, defective air- bags, and potholes or debris on the road are some common reasons why a single vehicle could end up in a serious accident. You and your lawyer may need to file a product liability claim against the vehicle/parts manufacturer or vehicle maintenance company. If the accident was caused by an issue with the road, you could file a damages claim against the agency responsible for maintaining the road.

Multi-vehicle collisions – When multiple vehicles end up colliding with one another in one big accident, things could get really messy and complicated. If your damages claim is viable, a knowledgeable attorney may be able to help you seek compensation from multiple parties if they are responsible for your damages. These collisions are known to occur mostly in busy intersections and highways.

Hit-and-run accidents – When a driver leaves the scene of an accident without sharing information with others involved, it is referred to as a hit-and-run accident. Florida law has harsh penalties for drivers who leave the accident scene, especially in cases involving serious injury or death. It is important not to follow a hit-and-run driver as he or she may be in a dangerous state-of-mind. Instead, try to record as many details about the driver and his or her vehicle, including license plate information, make/model, color, and any visible damages.

Rear-end crashes – When another driver strikes your vehicle from behind, it is commonly referred to as a tailgating or rear-end accident. Since tailgating or following too closely is against the law in Florida, most of the time the blame goes to the rear driver, however, there are certain cases when the driver in front may hold partial liability, depending on the details of the crash. For example, if the front driver was disobeying traffic laws, driving recklessly, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she could share liability for damages incurred.

Side-swipe collisions – These types of collisions usually occur when drivers fail to check blind spots before merging or changing lanes. It is extremely important to check your surroundings and avoid speeding up when merging with oncoming traffic or switching lanes. Always use your turn signals and check to see if the other drivers are paying attention to you, as they may not be aware that you are trying to change lanes or merge.

T-bone/side-impact crashes –  Also referred to as broad-side collisions, these accidents traditionally occur at intersections when a driver runs a red light or stop sign or makes a left turn without yielding to oncoming traffic. These accidents are known to cause serious injuries and extensive vehicle damage.

Head-on collisions – Perhaps the most dangerous type of vehicle accident, head-on collisions occur when two vehicles’ front ends collide while driving in opposite directions. The reason why these accidents are so dangerous is because the speed of the vehicles is nearly doubled on impact when moving in opposite directions. Head-on collisions have been known to cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities. 

Whether you were involved in one of the above mentioned accidents or something similar, our skilled attorneys may be able to help point you in the right direction. Even if you think you share some fault for causing the accident, you may still be able to recover partial compensation, depending on the details of the accident.

Speak to a Lawyer with a Proven Track Record

Sometimes, serious car crashes can lead to a long road of recovery with hefty medical expenses, lost wages from missing work, pain and suffering, and significant vehicle damage. Dealing with a legal claim can add even more stress. This is why it is important to speak with a lawyer that has a proven track record of success to make the process less stressful on yourself so that you can focus on recovery.

The accomplished attorneys at Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers have represented over 6,000 clients throughout Florida and helped them recover over $100,000,000 in combined settlements and verdicts. As a result of our professionalism and drive to succeed, we have amassed over 600 five-star reviews. Take a look at our client testimonials page to learn more from our past clients. 

No matter how big or how small the accident, we treat every case with the utmost importance and strive to help our clients seek the compensation they deserve. Schedule a free consultation today. 

Have a question about your car accident? Call Frankl Kominsky Injury Lawyers anytime, 24/7, at (855) 800-8000.

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