Wherever cars can travel, there can be an accident. It doesn’t matter
if driving in a parking lot, parked on the side of a street, pulling out
of a driveway, on a main road, side road, or if driving on a highway,
the chances of being in an accident truly exist.
Experienced Kingston motor vehicle accident attorneys know that some drivers chose to driver in a manner inconsistent with traffic
laws or in ways otherwise inconsistent with the care that reasonable and
prudent drivers use when operating a motor vehicle.
While there are countless ways for accidents to happen, motor vehicle collisions
can still be reduced to several lowest common denominator types: rear
end car accidents; side impact car accidents; head-on car accidents; and
lane change and sideswipe car accidents.
Rear End Car Accidents:
The experience of our knowledgeable
motor vehicle collision attorneys reveals that rear end car accidents typically happen when drivers
fail to pay attention and or fail to exercise reasonable care while driving.
For example, when drivers “tail gate” other motorists, there
might not be enough time to break when the front vehicle slows down or
suddenly stops. The rear vehicle ends up colliding with the vehicle in
front of it. Other times, the rear vehicle driver is simply not paying
attention and fails to notice that the front vehicle has slowed down or
stopped. Sometimes, the vehicles are stopped at a red light and the rear
vehicle accelerates faster than the front vehicle and ends up rear ending
the front vehicle.
Side Impact Car Accidents:
car accidents happen to be one of the scarier and devastating types of accidents. This
is because there is less of a “buffer” zone between the vehicle
occupant and the car colliding with him or her. Additionally, the side
windows are closer to the vehicle occupants as compared to the front and
rear windows. Of course, many vehicles still do not have side/door airbags.
As you know, many side impact car accidents occur when one driver makes
a left hand turn in front of oncoming traffic. But they can also occur
in intersections when one driver runs a red light and broadsides a vehicle
passing through the intersection.
Head-on Car Accidents:
car accidents are probably the scariest and produce the highest degree of injury. These
accidents often result in fatalities. Even if wearing a seat belt, there
may still be fatalities. Moreover, the equipment that saves lives, such
as seatbelts and airbags, will still injure the victim of the collision.
Head-on car accidents typically occur from driver inattention, drowsy driving,
falling asleep at the wheel, driving while drunk, “buzzed”
driving, and or when a driver is under the influence of prescribed or
Experienced Kingston motor vehicle accident attorneys also know that roads are sometimes poorly designed and or lack appropriate
signage. When these factors are present, drivers can become confused and
end up driving on the wrong side of a road, at which point a head on collision
occurs. In these instances, the municipality and or government entity
charged with designing and or caring for the road can be held liable for
the victim’s injuries.
Lane Change and Sideswipe Car Accidents:
These types of
motor vehicle accidents usually go hand in hand because they often occur when a motorist is changing
lanes; however, a sideswipe accident can occur in other ways, such as
when a vehicle is traveling too close to cars parked on the side of a road.
With that said, sideswipe car accidents more often occur when a motorist
changes land abruptly and runs into the motorist traveling in an adjacent
lane. Failing to look and to see that there is to be seen is often the
motorist’s error. Failing to signal can attribute to these accidents
as well and so too can changing lanes while in an intersection or under
a traffic light.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using theconvenient contact form here.