Types of Car Accidents in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents occur every single day due to a variety of factors, some of which may be out of the driver's control, such as weather related conditions or poorly designed roads. When someone's careless actions are to blame for your accident, there may be legal recourse you can take.

If you were injured in a collision that was due to someone else's negligence or reckless behavior, then you may be able to pursue compensation to help you cover the aftermath of such a horrible event.

Auto accidents are generally the result of one of the following actions:

  1. Lane departure crashes where the driver swerves out of their lane and collides with another vehicle or a roadside object;
  2. Collisions at junctions such as rear-end collisions or side-impact collisions; and
  3. Collisions involving bicyclists, pedestrians or motorcyclists that were difficult to see or were not using proper safety precautions.

Types of Road Collisions

Head-On Collisions

Perhaps one of the most dangerous types of collisions involves head-on collisions. These often happen in rural areas and on two-lane roads with no separation lanes between opposing traffic. Devoid of any barriers such as cable barriers, concrete barriers, or metal crash barriers, head-on collisions frequently have poor outcomes because of the speeds involved in such crashes. Head-on collisions frequently occur when one vehicle inadvertently swerves out of their lane and in oncoming traffic, giving either driver little time or room to make an evasive maneuver. Root causes can be linked back to a steering overcorrection after veering to the side of the road or from driver distraction.

Vehicle Rollovers

Another cause for concern are rollovers, while these are not common, they can lead to greater rates of severe injury and death. In many cases rollovers are secondary events that occur after a collision with another vehicle, a lane departure at high speed or a run-off-road crash.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions occur when the vehicle in the rear hits the vehicle in front. These commonly occur when the driver in the rear was following too closely or when the driver in the front slows or comes to a stop and the driver in the rear wasn't paying attention and slams into the front vehicle.

Side-Impact Collisions

Side-impact collisions occur when one car hits the side of another vehicle, commonly called T-boning. These types of accidents frequently occur when one car runs a red light or fails to stop at a stop sign, and are common occurrences at intersections. In these types of accidents, the injuries are often very serious and often fatal, particularly with smaller passenger cars.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

A multi-car collision typically begins with two cars, but quickly involves more vehicles. Multi-car collisions are common during poor weather or when there is ice on the road. For example, two cars can get into an accident and nearby cars don't have time to stop, thereby causing a chain reaction of multiple cars crashing.

Single-Vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle accidents can occur when a car swerves to avoid hitting an animal or something in the road and rolls-over or strikes an inanimate object, or rolls down an embankment or into a ditch. Single-vehicle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons including a defective tire or faulty brakes. Whether the cause has to do with a vehicle defect or something in the road, a serious accident can follow.

Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Today!

If you were injured in a car accident, we urge you to contact an Atlanta car accident attorney from Kalka & Baer LLC to discuss filing a claim for compensation. Since there are so many factors that go into car accidents, it's difficult to know what your rights to compensation are without speaking with a qualified attorney from our firm.

Even if your accident was due to road or weather conditions, you still may be entitled to compensation; therefore we urge you to contact our office to find out what you may be entitled to!