June 23, 2022

Injured In A Car Accident

I Was Injured In A Car Accident

If you were injured in a car accident and need immediate medical help contact emergency services. If you need immediate legal help contact us now or read our post-accident guide here. In this post, we will go over different types of car accidents.

Have you been in a car accident and don't even know how to describe it? Do you find yourself wondering questions such as:

What is a head-on collision?

What types of injuries should I be worried about?

Who is a fault in a head-on collision?

These are questions we are happy to answer for you. You can call us (971-205-3266) for a free consultation or continue reading. Please note, that this blog post only aims to discuss two-vehicle-collisions. More information can be found on each collision type in additional blog posts or on our practice area pages.

Injured in a Head-On Collision

What is a head-on collision?

Also known as a frontal crash, a head-on collision is a traffic accident where the front ends of two vehicles, usually cars, SUVs, or trucks in the case of personal injury cases, hit each other when traveling in opposite directions. The “heads” of two cars collide.

Who is at fault in a head-on collision?

Typically, one driver will be traveling in the wrong direction of travel and will be at fault. However, the details will determine negligence. During a consultation, a lawyer will be able to better answer this question based on the details you provide.

How much can I get for a head-on collision?

Head-on collision payouts are determined by a combination of fault, injury severity, and details that factor into pain and suffering calculations.

What injuries are common in a head-on collision?

Head-on collision injuries often include fractured bones in the ribs, arms, and legs. They are the collision most likely to result in severe injury or death. Life-threatening conditions are common such as traumatic injury to the brain, spinal cord trauma resulting in paralysis, and crushed organs bleeding internally.

Other Information

In a head-on collision, the vehicles are headed in opposed directions. The result is a higher effective ΔV (collision speed). A higher effective collision speed means more injury and damage. This collision type is also often referred to as a frontal collision.

Injured in a Rear-End Collision

What is a rear-end collision?

A rear-end is a traffic collision where the front of one vehicle hits the rear of another vehicle with both cars traveling in the same direction. The rear vehicle collides into the “rear-end” of the lead vehicle. 

Who is at fault in a rear-end collision?

Almost always the rear driver is at fault. However, the details determine who is at fault. During a consultation, a lawyer will be able to better answer this question based on the details you provide.

How much can I get for a rear-end collision?

Rear-end collision payouts are determined by a combination of fault, injury severity, and details that factor into pain and suffering calculations. Rear-end collisions can result in injuries that are complicated to properly value for an insurance company; another reason why you probably want to talk to us. We know how to help.

What injuries are common in a rear-end collision?

Rear-end collisions often result in injuries to the neck and back. They also can result in injury to joints such as your shoulders and hips. Furthermore, rear-end crashes can result in traumatic brain injury because of the force involved in the backward and forward motion of the head.

Other Information

In a rear-end collision the vehicles are traveling in the same direction. The result can be a relatively low effective ΔV (collision speed), but not always. The mass/speed of the vehicles involved is important.

Injured in a Broad-Side Collision (T-Bone)

What is a broad-side or T-Bone collision?

A broadside collision is a traffic collision where the front of one vehicle hits the side of another vehicle with the vehicles traveling in perpendicular directions. The perpendicular directions of travel result in the cars creating a “T” shape, hence the name.

Who is at fault in a broad-side collision?

A T-Bone collision is usually caused by one vehicle not properly adhering to traffic control at an intersection. Fault for the accident is usually determined by right of way according to Oregon’s traffic control device laws.

How much can I get for a broad-side collision?

Broad-side collision payouts are determined by a combination of fault, injury severity, and details that factor into pain and suffering calculations. How the crash impacts your life affects the potential payouts. You may not even realize how injuries can impact you down the road. We can help.

What injuries are common in a broad-side collision?

Broad-side collision injury is highly linked to vehicle size disparity, vehicle occupant location, and the speed of the crash. Injuries can be severe, including traumatic brain injury, shoulder/hip joint damage, bone fractures, and tearing of the spinal cord.

Other Information

Broadside collisions often result in a vehicle rolling over. Rollover injury and vehicle damage will be highly dependent on vehicle type. A convertible would fare far worse than something like a Jeep with a roll cage. The terrain where the crash takes place also is very important. More damage may be caused rolling down a hill than in the initial crash.

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