Car accidents occur in many different ways, but some are more likely than others to generate personal injury claims. First, a traffic accident that leads to a personal injury claim often involves two or more vehicles, rather than one vehicle hitting a stationary object. In order to result in a personal injury claim, one driver must have acted negligently so as to cause the crash, which, in turn, led to injuries to another person. Particularly when the collision involves two different vehicles, there are many ways that it can occur. One vehicle may cross into oncoming traffic and hit the other vehicle head-on, sideswipe another vehicle, rear-end another vehicle, or hit the side of the vehicle, which is commonly called a T-bone crash.
Another type of accident that commonly leads to a personal injury claim happens when a vehicle strikes a pedestrian or bicyclist. Given the difference in size and power between a vehicle and a wholly unprotected individual, the risk of serious or fatal injuries to the individual is very high. While a bicyclist or pedestrian may contribute to the accident by ignoring the basic rules of the road or acting with disregard for his or her safety, a driver of a vehicle who strikes an individual often will have acted negligently in doing so, which can result in a personal injury claim.
On the other hand, one-car accidents do not lead to personal injury claims in many cases. In these cases, the driver is likely the one who sustained the injuries, and he or she is responsible for his or her own negligence. One exception, however, is if a business or other entity created a road condition that was unsafe in some way, which then led to the accident. This situation might give rise to a personal injury suit. Another type of scenario involving only one vehicle is where a drunk or speeding driver causes an accident that injures a passenger in his or her own vehicle. In this case, the injured passenger might also have a personal injury claim against the negligent driver.
As this post illustrates, there are many different circumstances that can lead to a motor vehicle accidents that results in injury to another person. Boller & Vaughan are Wisconsin motor vehicle accident lawyers who dedicate their practice to protecting the interests of the injured and their families. Call our office today to set up your free consultation and learn what options are available to you.
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