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Types Of Car Accidents Our Miami Attorney Handles

Several types of scenarios can lead to a car accident, several of which involve driver error. While car crashes can result from a nearly infinite number of circumstances, a few categories encompass most accidents.

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is imperative that you consult with a Miami car accident attorney. Ada M. Barreto and her team at the Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A. have been helping injured people in the Miami area since 1995. With decades of successful legal experience, we are eager to protect your rights and are prepared to make every effort to secure a fair settlement for your injuries. Our legal team can help you seek compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered and your sustained losses. We will work to ensure that the negligent parties are held responsible for their actions. We do this by committing to your case and offering experienced personal injury representation.

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Common Categories Of Auto Accidents

Whether it’s a crash on a fast highway or a bumper-to-bumper fender bender, the circumstances surrounding an auto accident have a great impact on the resulting injuries. The most common types of accidents are vehicle rollovers, rear-end collisions and side-impact crashes.

Rollover Accidents

Exactly as it sounds, a rollover accident involves the flipping of one or more vehicles onto their roofs. While nearly any vehicle can potentially flip over onto its roof, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have an increased risk due to their top-heavy design. Adverse weather conditions can also compound this risk.

A car rollover can result from a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Turning too sharply
  • Side-impact crashes
  • Speeding
  • Rain/wet roads

Rear-End Collisions

In rear-end accidents, the front end of one vehicle hits the rear of another, causing a varying degree of damage. These crashes often occur when a driver does not brake soon enough to prevent a collision or when the leading vehicle stops suddenly. With enough speed, injuries to the occupants of the impacted vehicle can be particularly severe, with whiplash being the most common. These crashes are typically determined to be the fault of the driver that hits the other car, unless the impacted vehicle was going in reverse at the time of the collision.

Side-Impact Crashes

Often referred to as a “T-bone” accident, a side-impact collision involves one car running into the side of another, causing damage. Nearly 30 percent of all crashes in the United States involve a side impact, most often happening at intersections. Greater injuries typically result if the driver’s side is hit. Sideswipe collisions can be included in this category, which involve two parallel cars touching each other, causing a scraping effect. Sideswipes are typically cosmetic only, though high speeds can cause a driver to lose control.

Injured? Contact Our Firm To Pursue Just Compensation.

If a car accident has left you injured and unsure where to turn, the Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A. is here to help get you back on your feet. We’ve established a legacy of success that has proven our excellence, and our Miami personal injury lawyer and her team are ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Here are just a few reasons why thousands of injured people have chosen us:

We are confident enough in our abilities that we have chosen to accept our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if we are not successful in our advocacy, you will not pay us a cent for our services. With personalized attention and compassion for all of our clients, our firm can walk you through the legal process and is prepared to make every effort to secure a desirable outcome for your case.

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