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Unfortunately, auto accidents can occur at any time as a result of various unsafe driving practices and hazards. With that being said, several different types of auto accidents vary in severity depending on numerous circumstances. Some accidents are often more dangerous than others and result in tragic outcomes. If you have been injured in any type of car accident as a result of another motorist’s negligence, contact one of our skilled Westchester County Car Accident Attorneys who can help you seek reasonable compensation for your damages. In addition, please continue reading to learn more about the most dangerous and deadly auto accidents. 

What are some of the most dangerous types of auto accidents?

  1. Off-the-road collisions are considered one of the most dangerous accidents to occur on the road due to the staggeringly high fatality rates. According to statistics, off-the-road collisions make up 32% of all fatal car accidents. This may not come as a surprise to many as these types of accidents often occur as the result of drunk and distracted driving. These types of accidents are extremely dangerous as motorists divert from the roadway and crash into an object such as a cement barrier.
  2. T-bone collisions also known as side-impact collisions are incredibly dangerous and account for nearly 21% of all fatal car accidents. T-bone collisions are exceptionally dangerous because the side of a vehicle does not offer sufficient protection for occupants. In the front and back of a vehicle, occupants have safety measures such as airbags and a bumper. T-bone collisions are commonly seen at intersections when a vehicle fails to yield the right of way.
  3. Rollover accidents are another dangerous type of auto accident that often results in fatalities. Unfortunately, according to statistics, these types of collisions are responsible for a tragic 11% of all fatal car accidents. Rollover accidents are especially dangerous because a vehicle can flip one or more times onto its side or roof. This means occupants in the vehicle will be aggressively tossed which can result in fatal internal injuries.
  4. Head-on collisions are also extremely dangerous as vehicles traveling in opposite directions crash front to front. This type of auto accident often results in devastating traumatic brain injuries, neck and head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. These accidents often occur at high speeds which causes the impact to be deadly.
  5. Rear-end collisions are extremely dangerous because the force of a vehicle crashing into the vehicle in front of it often causes serious whiplash and permanent damage to victims’ necks and spines.
  6. Pile-up collisions are also particularly dangerous as they involve multiple vehicles crashing into each other. Sometimes an accident occurs and an oncoming vehicle does not see the collision which causes a chain reaction.

The above-mentioned car accidents are some of the most dangerous and fatal collisions to occur on the road. Victims of these types of accidents rarely walk away uninjured. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our compassionate and trusted team members. Our firm is committed to helping our clients get justice.