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There are several different types of scenarios that can lead to a car accident, several of which involve driver error. While car crashes can result from a nearly infinite number of circumstances, there are a few categories that encompass the majority of accidents.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is imperative that you consult with a Miami car accident attorney from the Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A. With more than 20 years of successful legal experience, our lawyers 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 your sustained losses and ensure that the negligent parties are held responsible for their actions by representing you in a personal injury claim.
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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 that involved parties can sustain. The most common types of accidents that occur are vehicle rollovers, rear-end collisions, and side-impact crashes.
Exactly as it sounds, a rollover accident involves the flipping of one or more vehicles onto their roof. While nearly any vehicle can potentially flip over onto its roof, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have an increased due to their top-heavy design. Adverse weather conditions can also compound this risk.
A car rollover can result from a variety of different circumstances, including:
In rear end accidents, the front end of one vehicle will directly impact the rear of another, causing a varying degree of damage. These crashes often occur when a driver does not sufficiently brake in enough time to prevent a collision, or if the leading vehicle suddenly decelerates. With enough speed, injuries to the occupants of the impacted vehicle can be particularly severe, with whiplash being the most common resulting injury. These crashes are typically determined to be the fault of the car that hits the other car, unless the impacted vehicle was driving in reverse at the time of the collision.
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 are typically sustained 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.
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 lawyers 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 given to 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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