Not all motor vehicles collide the same way when an accident occurs. However, all accidents on a New Jersey Road come with the risk of serious injuries. Taking steps to avoid accidents requires defensive driving skills, which means more than carefully operating the vehicle. Drivers should understand how accidents happen and the way collisions occur. Such knowledge may help them avoid collisions, but no guarantees exist that anyone will remain accident-free.
Different types of vehicle collisions
Motor vehicle accidents can involve one car or several. Of course, not all accidents involve cars exclusively, as collisions can include trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and more. Multi-vehicle collisions are sometimes worse because of the various vehicles crashing into one another. Still, a single-vehicle accident may lead to a fatality if it is a head-on crash.
Rear-end inside collisions are accident risks for both drivers and pedestrians. A rear collision might cause severe whiplash, spinal injuries, and other harm. A sideswipe incident might happen when a person exits the vehicle or is walking or bicycling by the side of the car.
Other ways accidents happen
Rollover accidents may happen under several circumstances. A vehicle can be hit so hard it rolls over or has a spinout accident. Rollovers might also occur if someone drives too fast when they make a turn and the car flips over. A rollover may hurt people inside the vehicle or anyone the rolled-over vehicle strikes.
If negligence played a role in the collision, the victims file a civil lawsuit. When the negligent party has sufficient auto liability insurance, an insurance settlement can be a preferable way to end the litigation.