Car Accident Cases We Handle
Injured? Hire an Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney
Every time you get into your car, you are potentially taking your life
into your hands. Driving is one of the most dangerous activities a person
can do, as there are a nearly infinite number of ways that a collision
can occur. Most of these crashes are a direct result of driver error.
If you have suffered an injury in a
car accident that you believe was not your fault, it is crucial that you consult with
a dedicated Albuquerque car accident lawyer from Michael J. Doyle, Attorney
at Law. With more than 10 years of successful legal experience, our firm’s
legal professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skill to maximize
your chances of securing fair compensation for your injuries.
Call us at (505) 219-2176 to get the representation you deserve!
Common Types of Car Accidents
Whether it is a simple fender bender or a multi-car pileup, an accident’s
circumstances have a tremendous impact on the resulting injuries that
involved parties sustain. Speed, the sizes of cars involved, and spot
of impact can all greatly affect an accident's severity. The most
common types of collisions include sideswipes, rear-end accidents, head-on
crashes, side-impact accidents, and rollovers.
A sideswipe collision occurs when two vehicles that are traveling parallel
to each other scrape each other’s sides. At lower speeds, the damage
sustained is usually only cosmetic. Sideswipes at higher speeds, however,
can be devastating, as they can cause the drivers to lose control of their
vehicles and strike nearby walls, other vehicles, and pedestrians.
One of the most common types of collisions is a rear-end accident. This
occurs when a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. Rear-end
accidents are oftentimes caused by distracted driving, tailgating, and
failing to brake in time. Under most circumstances, the driver of the
rear vehicle is usually considered to be at fault for these collisions.
Whiplash is the most commonly resulting injury, though more serious injuries
such as herniation and head trauma can occur at higher speeds.
Crashes involving two vehicles striking each other-head on can be particularly
deadly. This can happen on narrow two-way streets or when a driver drives
on the wrong side of the road. Medians on highways are meant to prevent
these types of collisions.
Oftentimes referred to as a “T-bone” collision, these crashes
involve one car smashing into the side of another. It is estimated that
around 30 percent of all United States car accidents are side-impact collisions,
most often taking place at intersections. These often occur due to the
failure of a driver to yield to right of way.
Exactly as you would expect, this type of accident involves a vehicle
“rolling over” onto its roof. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs)
have the highest risk of flipping over due to their top-heavy design,
though any vehicle can potentially flip given the right circumstances.
A Rollover can occur from the following:
- Wet or icy roads
- Side-impact collisions
- Turning too quickly
Get 10+ Years of Personal Injury Advocacy on Your Side
If you have been injured in a car accident, Michael J. Doyle Attorney at
Law is here to help you file a personal injury claim and pursue the compensation
you deserve. With compassionate representation and an undying dedication
to preserving your wellbeing, our
Albuquerque and Valencia County personal injury lawyers are ready to go the distance in a court of law. Best of all, we only accept
our cases on a contingency fee basis –
if we are not successful, you pay nothing.
You have nothing to lose.
Request a free consultation today!