What Can You Claim After A Car Accident? - highway traffic advisory sign accident aheadHow We Investigate the Top Most Common Types of Car Accident Cases

Car accidents are unfortunate events that can happen to anyone at any time, and every single case is different. But our attorneys have worked on some of the most common car accident cases for decades.

Understanding these types of car accidents and how to investigate them – including your own – will help you find the right attorney for your case.

So here’s what to know and what we look for in our most common cases.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle crashes into the back of another vehicle. They often happen due to tailgating, distracted driving, or sudden stops.

In these cases, the driver who rear-ends the other vehicle is typically considered at fault. However, there may be exceptions, like if the front vehicle abruptly changed lanes without warning (essentially driving into the car behind them). We’ve also seen cases where the rear car malfunctions, which changes the case entirely.

T-Bone Collisions

T-bone collisions happen when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle. These accidents frequently happen at intersections or when a driver fails to yield the right of way.

Determining liability in T-bone collisions can be complex, as it depends on various factors, including:

  • traffic signals
  • right-of-way laws
  • and potential negligence.

Photo evidence and witness testimony can help determine who was at fault.

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Head-on collisions involve two vehicles colliding front-to-front, which often results in severe injuries or fatalities.

These accidents can occur due to wrong-way driving, overtaking in a no-passing zone, or falling asleep at the wheel. They also unfortunately happen when people drive under the influence.

Proving liability in head-on collisions typically requires a thorough investigation to determine which party was at fault. In some cases, like in DUIs, the results may lead to criminal charges as well as civil.

Single-Vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle accidents involve only one vehicle. These can happen from driver negligence, adverse weather conditions, or mechanical failures.

Typically, you might assume the driver is liable for these kinds of accidents; but as with most cases, it depends. If the accident was caused by a defective vehicle or poor road maintenance, you may still be eligible for compensation.

Multi-Vehicle Pileups

Multi-vehicle pileups occur when three or more vehicles are involved in a chain reaction of collisions. They often happen on highways during adverse weather conditions or when drivers follow other cars too closely.

It can be challenging to determine liability in multi-vehicle pileups, as multiple parties may share responsibility. It requires a detailed investigation of multiple accidents at a time, so your car accident attorney needs to be able to multitask.

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Remember, every accident is unique, and you need to get legal advice tailored to your specific situation. You need a law firm small enough to take your case extremely seriously, but big enough to have the resources for a proper investigation.

That’s where we come in.

Our Memphis car accident lawyers work tirelessly to investigate your case and get all the evidence possible to support your claim.

We fight for you like you’re one of our own, and we don’t take shortcuts to get you the compensation you need and deserve. What’s more, we treat you and your loved ones with compassion and respect every step of the way.

It’s why clients come back to us when they need us, and it’s how we’ve received multiple awards for client satisfaction.

We don’t get paid anything unless and until you do, so there’s nothing to lose: contact us today for a free appointment. Just call 901-327-2100 or fill out the form on this page.