There are several different types of car accidents, each with their own
levels of risk for either injury or fatality. If you have been injured
in any of these or any other type of car accident, contact a Hamden car
accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
A head-on collision is by far the most dangerous of all types of accidents.
This is when the front ends of two cars collide, usually while traveling
in opposite directions at speed. In these accidents, the greatest exchange
of force occurs, which means serious injuries and even fatalities are
These may not be as deadly as a head-on collision, but they have a very
high rate of serious injuries, particularly to the head and neck. These
occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the rear of another. Usually
these accidents are at lower speed, so the force isn’t as great,
but the whipping motion in the neck for the occupants of the struck vehicle
usually causes a lot of discomfort and can even lead to a major injury
in the event of a serious accident.
There are two types of side-impact accidents: side-swipe accidents and
T-bone collisions. In a side-swipe accident, the sides of two cars collide,
usually when one merges into the other without noticing them. These don’t
usually cause a serious injury, just property damage, unless the contact
causes one of the vehicles to lose control. T-bone collisions on the other
hand are the second-most dangerous behind head-on collisions. Cars frequently
do not have the same amount of protection along their sides, and any impacts
to this area has a much higher chance of injuring occupants, particularly
any along the side that was impacted.
These occur when a car rolls over sideways off of its four wheels. The
danger level for these injuries can vary, depending on how a car flips,
and if it continues to roll while sideways. These are rare in general,
but occur more frequently in taller vehicles that have a high center of
gravity, like SUVs, trucks, busses, and even minivans.
Single-car accidents are also relatively rare, and occur when a vehicle
acting entirely on their own loses control and collides with a road barrier,
tree, or other obstacle nearby. There are many reasons these can happen,
including faulty equipment in the car, a sudden tire blowout, poor weather,
bad road conditions, lack of visibility, and many more.
If you have been injured in any of these types of accidents, trust your
case to a Hamden car accident attorney who knows and lives in the local area. At
Donlin Law, I have helped numerous victims of car accidents seek the financial relief
they need in the midst of their emotional turmoil. My name is Christopher
Donlin, and as your attorney, I can provide your case with tested and
proven counsel that is both personalized to your needs and professional
in its pursuits. I have recovered millions of dollars in compensation
for my clients, making me one of the top choices for those who need lawyer
right here in the Hamden area.
Call Donlin Law today and schedule your
free initial consultation! Dial 203.800.1697.