Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents are not only dangerous but also come in a wide variety of forms. Whatever the form, however, traffic accidents are often caused by driver negligence. If you’ve been injured in a crash, you need the experienced legal counsel of a dedicated Boca Raton car accident lawyer on your side.
One of the most common kinds of car accidents is rear-end accidents, which are often the result of drivers who speed excessively, tailgate, and/or are distracted by anything other than driving safely. While many people equate rear-end accidents with fender-benders, this is far from accurate – these accidents can cause serious injuries and damage.
T-bone accidents refer to those accidents in which another car crashes directly into the side of your car, and they can be traumatic. The impact and the angle of such accidents can send your car spinning, which often leads to a chain reaction of secondary collisions.
No one needs to explain the terror and the danger associated with head-on accidents. Head-on accidents are often caused by impaired, aggressive, or distracted drivers who turn the wrong way down a one-way road, who leave their lanes, or who pass recklessly on two-lane highways.
When your car rolls over on the road, the ensuing danger is difficult to overstate. Often, excessive speed is involved in such accidents, and vehicles like SUVs and trucks – with higher centers of gravity – are most susceptible. Not only is the rollover itself potentially fatal, but dangerous secondary accidents are also common.
Sideswipe accidents refer to accidents in which a driver who is a lane over swipes against the side of your car. In addition to the harm caused by the collision itself, such an accident can push your vehicle into oncoming traffic, where even more damage can ensue.
Hit-and-run accidents are especially egregious accidents. The at-fault driver not only hits your car and leaves you injured, but also takes off in an attempt to avoid any consequences Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime in and of itself, and it carries significant legal penalties, including:
- If the accident causes property damage, it’s a second-degree misdemeanor that can require up to 60 days behind bars and up to $500 in fines.
- If the accident causes injuries, it is either a second- or third-degree felony that carries license revocation of up to 3 years, up to 5 years in prison, and up to $5,000 in fines.
- If the accident is fatal, it is a first-degree felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of 4 years (up to 30 years) in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Insurance claims following hit-and-runs can be very complicated, so you want an experienced lawyer handling your hit-and-run case.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Boca Raton Car Accident Attorney
If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident of any kind, the Boca Raton car accident lawyers at Demand the Limits Personal Injury Attorneys are committed to helping you obtain the best possible resolution of your case. Your rights are far too important to leave to chance, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (561) 600-3555 to schedule a free consultation today.