Car Accidents

Car accidents and auto-related injuries can drain financial resources, time, all while causing a great deal of confusion and stress.

 

Some common injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident include:

  • Whiplash

  • Neck Injuries

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Concussions

  • Back Injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Broken Bones & Sprains

  • Burn Injuries

  • Contusions 

  • Dental issues

  • Vision and Sight impairment

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Types of Car Accidents

When you are injured in a car accident you need to call us as immediately as possible so that we can protect you. As a Phoenix car accident attorney, we can help alleviate stress, act as an expert during a traumatic time, and help to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve.

Types of car accidents that can cause injuries:

Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions are the most dangerous type of car accident and have the leading fatality rate across the nation in regard to car accident-related injuries. These occur when two cars facing one another collide.  Usually, these involve the most force being transferred, which means they also have the highest rate of serious injuries.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions tend to be extremely dangerous due to how the body processes the impact and injuries that come from being hit from behind. Rear-end collisions are when one vehicle collides with the back of another. These are frequently caused by a front vehicle suddenly slowing down or stopping or the car behind accelerating too quickly. These are usually more dangerous for the vehicle being impacted as often the impact is unexpected.

Side-Impact Collisions

These accidents are also known as “t-bone accidents” and occur when the front of one vehicle or a stationary object strikes the side of another vehicle. These carry an extremely high rate of injury and fatality for occupants of the struck vehicle due to the decreased amount of metal and safety features on the sides of vehicles.

Rollover Car Accidents

These occur when a vehicle flips onto its side or roof. These occur more often in vehicles with a higher center of gravity, such as large trucks and SUVs.  The injuries in a car accident roll-over can be severe.

Single-Car Accidents

Single-car accidents are accidents where only one vehicle is involved. These can be caused by a wide variety of factors, such as unsafe road conditions, reckless driving, lack of visibility, and many other factors. The severity of injuries from these accidents can vary widely depending on things such as speed, impact location, and more.

Multiple Car Pile Up

This is when multiple cars are involved in an accident and multiple people experience injuries as a result of multiple areas of impact.  The severity of injuries and the trauma from experiencing a multiple car accident can leave long-term psychological impact on the people involved.

What Should I Do After an Accident?

When combined with the confusion of the moment, it can be challenging to recall specific memories that can greatly help your personal injury claim. However, it is very important that you ensure that you document all that you can in order to help your attorney strengthen your case.  

In addition, after an accident, you should take steps to do the following:
  • Seek immediate medical attention

  • Call the police

  • Contact us: (602) 321-4473 | alex@deluciolaw.com

  • Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle

  • Politely exchange insurance information, if the police do not arrive

  • Take a picture of the adverse car’s license plate and VIN number

  • Check for any cameras in the area that might have recorded the accident

  • Make sure your doctor thoroughly documents your injuries

  • Keep a pain journal to have it as a record

  • Get the contact information of any witnesses

  • Additionally document the scene of the accident, if safe to do so

  • Do not speak to the adverse insurance company

  • Do not take any offers from an insurance company without having them reviewed

Proving Liability in a Car Accident

To receive any compensation from another party’s insurance after a car accident, you first have to prove they were responsible. Taking pictures and securing witnesses who can affirm your account of the incident can help, but remember, the other party or parties involved are likely desperate to pin the blame elsewhere!

This is why it’s important for you to call us so that we can make sure that we protect you after an accident so that we can get you the largest settlement possible.

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