Types of Auto Accidents

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In a study released by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, over 110,000 people were injured on the roads and freeways of North Carolina in 2008 – with over 1,400 fatalities occurring during the same period of time. Based on this information, it’s an unfortunate fact that car wrecks are one of the leading causes of personal injury cases in North Carolina.

Often resulting in serious injuries, these auto accidents can also cause severe financial losses, property damage and on occasion, be the cause of wrongful death(s) for those people involved. If you or a loved one has been the victim of car accident, you may be eligible to seek legal recourse and pursue compensation for any damages that may have been inflicted upon yourself or your property.

The knowledgeable team of lawyers at Mike Lewis Attorneys have over 150 years of experience handling legal cases, and can help guide you through the complicated process of personal injury litigation.

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Common Types of Accidents On Our Roads

Despite many auto accidents occurring in what seems like an instant, the effects from a collision can last a lifetime. The severity of an injury and the extent of property damage often depend on the type of auto accident. Generally speaking, car crashes can be broken down into the following five categories:

  • Side-impact– Side-impact collisions are often referred to as T-bone collision or being broad-sided. This type of car accident happens when one side of the car gets hit by either the front or rear of another vehicle or fixed object.
  • Rear-end Crashes– This type of accident occurs when a motor vehicle crashes into the car directly in front of it. Oftentimes, a rear-end collision occurs when the car in front suddenly slams on the brakes or slows down. The accident can also happen when the trailing car accelerates too quickly.
  • Rollover Accidents– In a rollover accident the car lands on its roof or its side. Typically, these accidents occur when a driver makes a turn too quickly. Many rollover accidents involve sports utility vehicles (SUVs).
  • Sideswipe accidents– Generally, sideswipe accidents occur when two vehicles are moving alongside each other suddenly collide, with at least one of the cars being struck on the side. Sideswipe accidents can occur when a car makes an improper turn or lane change.
  • Head-on collision– This type of collision occurs when two vehicles heading opposite directions crash into each other. Head-on collisions can also happen when a vehicle hits a fixed object straight on such as tree or utility pole. Head-on collisions can often result in fatalities.

Out of all of these categories, speeding and driving while intoxicated are still the primary contributing factors to most severe auto accidents across North Carolina. What this means is that – essentially – another driver’s error is to blame.

At Mike Lewis Attorneys, we STRONGLY believe that irresponsible drivers should be held accountable for their negligence. We have the skill and resources to successfully handle your auto injury litigation, and will fight for the MAXIMUM compensation amount possible for your case.

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Contact a North Carolina Auto Injury Lawyer

If you have sustained an injury or experienced property damage from a car crash, you may be eligible for financial recourse. We have offices serving Greensboro and Winston-Salem and are licensed to practice law across the entire state of North Carolina.

With over 150 years of combined legal experience, our team have the resources to handle all types of auto injury lawsuits and can help with your legal questions today.

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