Understanding Different Types of Car Accidents


Illustration of two cars involved in an accidentMany people think of car accidents as being largely the same. However, drivers should understand that there are many different types of car accidents. At Chanfrau & Chanfrau in Daytona, FL, we frequently work with auto accident victims to help them understand the unique factors associated with different types of collisions. If you or someone you love has been involved in an auto accident, our lawyers can help you understand how different types of car accidents uniquely impact victims. To schedule a private consultation with one of our attorneys, contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau today.

No Two Accidents are the Same

There are a multitude of conditions that can lead to a car accident. However, for legal purposes, most traffic accidents will be defined under one of three categories: single-vehicle, multiple-vehicle, and collisions involving commercial vehicles.

Single-vehicle Accidents

In a single-vehicle accident, there is just one party involved (although he or she may have passengers). Examples of single-vehicle accidents include motorists hitting stationary objects (such as light poles) or veering off of the road. Although motorists in such accidents are typically considered at fault, it may be possible to apply partial or complete fault on mechanical failure or municipal negligence (such as inadequate signage or poor road conditions).

Multiple-vehicle Accidents

As the term implies, multi-vehicle collisions involve two or more motorists. Typically, multi-vehicle accidents consist of two motorists in a head-on, rear-end, or side-impact crash. Common examples include collisions involving illegal left turns, motorists crossing through red lights, and motorists who fail to stop in time. Our primary concern in cases involving multi-vehicle collisions involves assessing liability. By determining fault — which can be quite complicated in these cases — we are able to help ensure motorists are justly compensated for losses.

Commercial Vehicle Collisions

Collisions between cars and commercial trucks can often be devastating, as the weight differential between the two is usually significant. In all cases involving commercial collisions, our team will work to assess whether professional negligence has occurred. If you or someone you love has been involved in a commercial accident, a personal injury attorney from Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help your family recover.

Other Considerations

In addition to these types of accidents, there are also car accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and even trains. Each type of accident is different, and determining which party is at fault can be incredibly complex. If you are considering pursuing compensation after an auto accident, we encourage you to seek legal counsel as soon as possible from one of our attorneys.

Recover the Compensation You Deserve

Being involved in an auto accident can leave you feeling helpless. Fortunately, our experienced team is here to provide counsel and representation. We have the knowledge, expertise, and experience necessary to help determine fault in your accident and pursue appropriate damages.

Contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau

If you or someone you love has been in an auto accident and are seeking assistance, let us help. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with our team of attorneys.