More than 50 years of combined experience handling all types of car accidents
Motor vehicle accidents exact a tremendous toll in terms of lives lost and victims left with devastating injuries. Car accidents contributed to the loss of 32,675 lives in a single 12-month period on our nation’s highways. During that same period, 2.34 million people were injured. When you are the victim of an accident caused by a negligent driver, you need staunch legal representation by attorneys who can evaluate and build a successful case for compensation regardless of the type of accident in which you were involved. The Minot, North Dakota car accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm P.C. are dedicated to finding justice for injured victims.
Types of car accidents
Motor vehicle accidents usually happen suddenly and with little or no warning. Regardless of whether a car is operating at high speeds or is plodding along in bumper-to-bumper traffic, all it takes is for a driver to be momentarily distracted for a vehicle to slam into another car, a stationary object or a pedestrian with devastating and, sometimes, fatal results. Common types of car accidents that happen on local streets, highways and parking lots may include:
- Head-on collisions: Head-on collisions can cause the most serious injuries of any type of car accident because they usually involve two speeding vehicles coming at each other. Most head-on collisions occur on rural roads and might be caused by a driver attempting to pass another vehicle and crashing into an oncoming car or truck.
- Rear-end collisions: Traffic congestion and bumper-to-bumper traffic with vehicles traveling at slower speeds does not mean that you are safe from being involved in a rear-end collision. Being hit in the rear by a truck or another car can cause whiplash and other types of neck, back and spinal cord injuries.
- T-bone crashes: Side-impact collisions are usually associated with intersections. They happen when a car in an intersection is hit by another vehicle entering the intersection at or close to the same time. Depending upon the speed of the vehicles as they collide, the impact may cause occupants to strike their head and other parts of their body on the car’s windows and frame. Concussions and other forms of head trauma might be the likely result of such accidents.
- Sideswipe accidents: Cars traveling adjacent to each other, as in the case of vehicles in separate lanes on a divided highway going in the same direction, may hit into each other if one or both of the vehicles attempt to move into the other lane. The collision can cause either or both of the cars to go out of control and crash into other vehicles or into stationary objects.
- Rollover accidents: Some vehicles, particularly SUVs, may not handle well at high speeds or if a driver causes the vehicle to alter course too quickly, such as while attempting to avoid an object or vehicle. Serious injuries to the driver and occupants of a vehicle that rolls over may occur due to the extensive damage that usually happens to the vehicle.
- Multiple-car collisions: These types of accidents are usually associated with heavily traveled roadways in bad weather conditions, including snow, ice, heavy rain and fog, in which vehicles crash into each other after one or more drivers lose control of their vehicles. Fires and severe damage to the cars involved in the accident could cause severe injuries or death to the drivers and occupants.
Identifying negligent parties
Our trusted Minot car accident lawyers have the knowledge and skill needed to sift through the facts and circumstances associated with the different types of car accidents to identify the party or parties responsible for your injuries. Sometimes, as in the case of rollover accidents, the design of a vehicle might be at fault in causing the accident, so a claim might exist against the manufacturer of the car.
Contact our experienced Minot car accident attorneys for a free consultation
At Larson Law Firm, P.C., our compassionate Minot car accident lawyers are prepared to stand up to insurance company adjusters to make certain the compensation you receive is the maximum to which you are entitled. Find out what our attorneys can do for you by calling us at 701-484-HURT to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. You can also contact us through our website.