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In reality, no accident comes without its own set of dangers. But, there certainly are some cases that prove to be more dangerous than others. An experienced car accident attorney in Johnson City, Michael R. Munsey, wants to share with you four different types of dangerous accidents, and what you should do if you get involved in one.
- Head-on Collision
These type of collisions are often, by far, the worst and most dangerous. Even if you and the other driver are traveling at seemingly low speeds like 40 miles per hour, that’s a combined speed of 80 miles per hour. The devastation of a crash like this could be as bad as a single car crash at as much as 80 miles per hour. Furthermore, head-on collisions are usually the most fatal type.
- T-Bone Accidents
A T-bone accident is when the front end of a vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle, hence why it is called a T-bone. These side impact collisions usually take place at intersections when a driver fails to obey traffic signs or signal lights. T-bone accidents are exceptionally dangerous because the sides of vehicles generally are the least stable and provide less protection than when being struck from the front or behind where you have engine or trunk space to take the brunt of the force.
Pile-ups occur when multiple vehicles crash into one another. This can be caused by following vehicles too closely, or by slamming on one’s brakes to avoid an object or another vehicle. These accidents are proven to be quite dangerous as they can trap drivers and passengers inside their cars, and often cars may be more susceptible to an explosion in this type of collision.
Rollover crashes are more likely with SUVs, vans, and pick-up trucks, although rollovers can occur in any type of vehicle. Overcorrecting the wheel or sharp turns, especially during hazardous driving conditions, can cause a vehicle to roll over, and prove to be dangerous. The vehicle will become damaged on all sides and the roof of the car.
Crashes of any kind can prove to be dangerous or even fatal. If you have been involved in an accident that occurred as the result of someone else’s negligence, considering hiring an experienced personal injury attorney in Kingsport such as the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C. We have more than three decades of experience helping clients receive the compensation that they deserve.
Compensation could help you pay for your medical bills, replace lost wages, and help cover future costs of living if your accident left you unable to work. Also, if your injuries sustained have significantly diminished your quality of life, you may be eligible to receive compensation for that as well.
To learn more about how our services could help you, please contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., by calling our office at (276) 451-2056 or schedule your free consultation.
The Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., bring more than 30 years of experience practicing law in Johnson City, Kingsport, or Bristol, TN, and Bristol, VA.