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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.

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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.

Sideswiping Accidents
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.

Rear-End Crashes
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.

Head-On Collisions
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.

Side-Impact Accidents
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.

Rollover Accidents
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:

  • Speeding
  • Wet or icy roads
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Turning too quickly

Get Nearly 20 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.

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