Driving comes with risks, and any commute could result in a collision. Not every collision in North Carolina is the same, and the crashes may rank in severity. Understanding the differences between the various accidents may help someone hoping to make their drives safer. However, even the most defensive driver could get involved in an accident and suffer an injury.
Variations of vehicle collisions
The site of the impact often describes the type of collision. Frontal, rear, and lateral collisions refer to what people commonly know as head-on, rear-end, and side crashes. These collisions could happen under many different conditions and on various roads. In some instances, the crashes may result in catastrophic injuries, such as a large truck rear-ending a much smaller vehicle or two cars colliding at high speeds head-on.
Accidents that happen when vehicles are parallel are known as sideswipe collisions. Sideswipe collisions may occur when a moving vehicle scrapes a parked one or changes lanes and scrapes a moving vehicle, among other scenarios. Rotational collisions involve a vehicle spinning after impact affects one of its corners. Rollover accidents happen when a vehicle flips over or onto its side.
Injuries and vehicle collisions
Auto accidents could leave surprised victims suffering from fractures, internal bleeding, and other severe injuries. Less catastrophic injuries, such as whiplash or sprains, may still affect someone’s life and livelihood. Therefore, they may seek to file a civil claim if negligence caused the harm.
Causing a rollover accident due to reckless driving or hitting a vehicle from behind because concentration focused on texting are examples of potential negligence. An auto liability policy settlement could be the preferred means of setting a motor vehicle-related personal injury lawsuit.