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Types of Automobile Accidents
Denver and Aurora Car Accident AttorneyIn 2008, there were 2.35 million Americans injured in motor vehicle accidents and over 37,000 fatalities. While the number of fatalities related to motor vehicles is on the decline, injuries sustained are often severe and may lead to permanent disabilities. In general, the severity of the injuries are directly related to the type of automobile accident and the speed the vehicles were traveling at the time of the accident.
Types of Colorado Automobile Accidents
Rear End Collisions:This is by far the most common type of collision. Even though these accidents usually occur at lower speeds, injuries to the neck and spine can be severe and lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering if not treated quickly.
Side Impact Collisions:Side impact collisions are some of the most dangerous and deadly accidents and are responsible for over 8,000 deaths a year. Also known as a T-bone accident or broadside accident, these collisions typically occur at intersections when distracted drivers fail to notice an oncoming vehicle.
Head On Collisions:These accidents are by far the deadliest collisions and usually involve vehicles traveling at high speeds. Unfortunately, injuries sustained in these accidents often lead to permanent disabilities and affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life.
Rollover Accidents:Every year more than 10,000 people are killed in rollover accidents. Larger more top heavy vehicles, such as sport utility vehicles account for nearly 61% of them and can result in serious crushing injuries to the head and spinal cord.