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6 Common Types of Car Accidents

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Taking the time to learn about auto accidents can help you lower your risk of being involved in one. The personal injury lawyers in Rock Hill, SC at BurnetteLaw, LLC want you to stay alert to conditions that cause these six common types of car accidents:

  1. Single-car accidents – These wrecks only involve one vehicle. When a driver loses control and hits an object like a tree or telephone pole, this is considered a single-car incident.
  2. Hit-and-run accidents – Whenever a driver flees the scene of an auto accident, it’s automatically considered a hit-and-run.
  3. Rear-end collisions – When one vehicle’s front comes into contact with the back end of another car, it’s a rear-end collision. People involved in these types of crashes often suffer from whiplash.
  4. Sideswipe collisions – Sideswiping is when two cars driving parallel to each other make contact.
  5. Side-impact collisions – These are often serious collisions. One driver hits the side of another vehicle in a “broadside” or “T-bone” impact. The people involved in these crashes often suffer from serious injuries and sustain major damage to their vehicles.
  6. Head-on collisions – Head-on collisions are probably the most devastating out of all the accidents listed here. Unfortunately, these wrecks have a high risk of fatalities and loss of property.

Always pay attention when you’re on the roads so you can reduce your risk of being in an auto accident. If you’ve been involved in any type of crash and are hurt, call (803) 328-1800 to speak with the personal injury lawyers at BurnetteLaw, LLC.