Types of Car Accidents

Houston Auto Accident Attorneys

Numerous car accidents occur in the Houston area each day, and many of the crashes are the result of driver negligence. Although auto accidents can be caused by various factors, there are three types of collisions that are most common.

Rear Impact
This type of collision is often called being "rear-ended", and involves the front of one vehicle colliding with the back of the vehicle in front of it. Perhaps the most common type of car accident, these collisions can result in minor fender-benders or severe injuries and property damage. Rear-impact collisions are often caused by distracted drivers and reckless drivers following other vehicles too closely.

Head-On
These accidents occur when the front ends of two vehicles collide. The physical and financial damage from head-on collisions is often extensive and can even result in fatality. Head-on crashes are commonly caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel, drunk drivers crossing over the center lane, and drivers traveling in the wrong direction on one-way streets.

Side Impact
Often referred to as "T-bone" crashes, these accidents involve the front end of one vehicle colliding with the side of another vehicle. Side impact crashes can result in serious injuries to the motorists involved and significant property damage. Side impact collisions are often caused by drivers running stop signs or red lights, drivers making left hand turns when another vehicle is traveling straight through their intended path, and drivers skidding and losing control of their vehicles.

Help for Filing Car Accident Claims in Houston

Victims of negligent drivers may be able to obtain compensation for any injuries or losses they sustained. Our Houston car accident lawyers at Wyly & Cook, PLLC provide clients with attentive and effective representation for all types of claims and lawsuits, and we can advocate for your family's interests. Through detailed investigation we can determine liability for your accident and prepare a comprehensive claim that seeks a proper settlement for your injuries and damages. Call our office today to discuss your situation and to learn about your legal options!