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Types of Motor Vehicle Collisions

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Thousands of car crashes occur in Orange County each year, and many of these collisions could be prevented if motorists carefully operated their vehicles and paid attention to the task of driving. If you were injured in a preventable accident, the team at The Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti can help you seek rightful compensation by filing a detailed claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver. Our highly experienced personal injury attorneys in Orange County are dedicated to helping car accident victims recover full damages, and we can strongly advocate on your behalf.

There are three main types of collisions that occur: Rear impact, side impact, and front impact.

Rear-Impact Accidents

A driver is rear-ended when the front of the vehicle traveling behind them collides with the back end of their vehicle. Rear-impact accidents are often caused by distracted drivers failing to notice that traffic has slowed or stopped, or by motorists who are driving recklessly and following the vehicles in front of them too closely. The injuries sustained in rear-end accidents range from minor to severe, and the amount of property damage varies.

Side-Impact Accidents

Also known as T-bone collisions, these accidents involve the front of one vehicle crashing into the side of another vehicle. Side-impact accidents are usually the result of a driver making a left hand turn when another vehicle is traveling in their path. T-bone collisions typically result when driver run red lights or stop signs, turn without checking for oncoming cars, or lose control of their vehicles and crash into parked or moving cars. Depending on the severity of the impact, victims can sustain minor to catastrophic injuries.

Front-Impact Accidents

A head-on collision involves the front ends of two vehicles smashing together. Front impact crashes are commonly caused by motorists driving the wrong direction down one-way streets, or by vehicles crossing over lanes into oncoming traffic because the drivers were intoxicated or fell asleep at the wheel. These accidents can lead to severe property damage and catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

Hurt In A Car Accident In Orange County?

The experienced Orange County car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Joseph M. Tosti have helped countless victims obtain the compensation they deserve, and our firm can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible driver. Attorney Joseph Tosti is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is also a member of The Verdict Club, which testify to his skill in the courtroom and dedication to his clients' best interests. 

If you would like to learn how Attorney Tosti and his team can help you seek justice, contact our Orange County injury lawyers to discuss your case. Also, feel free to call us at (949) 245-6288 today.

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