No one wants to be in any car accident at all, but there are certain car accidents that are simply more dangerous and oftentimes result in catastrophic injuries. While safety devices and vehicle design can help alleviate some of the dangers, some types of car accidents are by their very nature more dangerous than others. These are the top five most dangerous car accidents.
Head-on collisions are some of the most severe types of car accidents and could lead to catastrophic injuries and death. This occurs when two vehicles are traveling in opposite directions and crash into each other. The force of impact is significantly greater due to the speeds that each vehicle is traveling which causes an abrupt stop akin to hitting a tree or other immovable object.
Rollover accidents are some of the most violent and dangerous wrecks. Clearly, any car accident involving one or both cars actually rolling over is also very serious and dangerous and result in a very high fatality rate. One significant danger from rollover collisions is that the roof will crush on rollover and impede into the passenger compartment causing impact with the occupant’s heads and spines. In some collisions the vehicle impacted will tip over while other vehicles, such as top-heavy trucks and SUVs, may be susceptible to complete rollovers.
T-Bone or Side-Impact Collisions
The sides of cars typically do not offer the protection that the front and back of a car does. If one car sideswipes or T-bones the other car in a crash, catastrophic injuries can result. Car accident crashes caused by side-impact collisions are serious for children and adults alike. On high-traffic roads, such as intersections, highways and even parking lots, these types of accidents are unfortunately common. While side airbags, car structure and safety devises can mitigate resulting injuries, these types of collisions typically result in severe injuries.
Off-Road Crashes with Solid Objects
When a car veers from the roadway and crashes into an object such as a concrete block or telephone pole, this often results in life-threatening injuries or fatalities. This is due to the fact that vehicles traveling at high rates of speed are stopped abruptly by a stationary object which results in more severe forces of impact.
Rear-End Collisions Can Also be Dangerous Car Accidents
Rear-end collisions are more common and may not always be viewed as being as dangerous as other wrecks. However, the dangers come more often to back seat passengers who may have the rear of the car impede into their seating space. Further, serious and permanent neck and back injuries are prevalent from the forward/backward motion that commonly occurs in rear-end accidents or by the failure of seatbacks which can result in paralysis.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured in a car accident of any kind, you are likely facing the inability to return to work, a loss of wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Consider contacting an experienced personal injury attorney at Griggs Injury Law at (816) 474-0202 today to find out how we can help you build a strong personal injury case.