Driving a car, truck or motorcycle on a busy highway or road is a risky affair. That is why every driver needs to be sober and in the right frame of mind. If you are drunk, starving, stressed or under the influence of any type of drug, you should not drive. If you choose to drive, you may be putting not just yourself in danger, but also other road users and your passengers. There are many types of auto crashes that you may be involved in for one reason or another.
A head-on collision is the most dangerous type of road crash. It involves two vehicles that are approaching each other from the opposite directions. For instance, you may want to overtake the vehicle in front of you, but end up getting hit by an oncoming vehicle when you switch to the other lane. The injuries that result from a head on collision are usually quite serious, and may include fatalities. Poor road conditions, poor visibility and recklessness are often to blame for these crashes.
Another type of auto crash is getting t-boned. This is a type of accident that normally occurs at an intersection. When a driver fails to stop at a red light and continues to drive into an intersection, they can hit a vehicle that is crossing the road from the left or from the right. The vehicle can also be hit on the side by vehicles that are crossing from the sides.
A side swipe is also another common type of road crash. A driver who wants to overtake you goes to the other lane, but they force themselves back in when they notice an oncoming vehicle. When you are side-swiped, you may be pushed out of the road and hit the barriers, get into a ravine or hit a tree.
Whichever type of crash you are involved in, you should always hire an auto accidents lawyer to help you get compensation for the property damaged and injuries sustained. In a no-fault jurisdiction, you may be able to get a payout immediately, but it may not be enough to cover all the costs you incur, so you will need to hire a lawyer to sue the at fault driver.