Although there are many steps that you can take to guard against a motor vehicle accident, it’s impossible to prevent them. This is partially because a wreck can happen in so many different ways. For instance, you could be hit by another car while traveling on a Massachusetts highway or hit a tree after sliding on a patch of ice.
Crashes involving a single vehicle
There are several scenarios in which you can get into a crash without another vehicle in your car’s vicinity. For instance, you could accidentally back into a tree while trying to park on the street or misjudge a turn and hit a fire hydrant on the sidewalk instead of getting and staying in the proper lane.
Front or rear collisions
Front and rear collisions are among the most common crashes involving one or multiple vehicles. Front collisions are often caused by drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol or who are distracted by their phones and run into another person or object. Rear collisions often occur because motorists are following too closely and don’t have time to stop when the car in front of them stops or slows down without warning.
A rotational car accident occurs when one vehicle hits another from an angle, which causes one or both cars to spin out. After making contact, the vehicles may then collide with other cars, people or objects that happen to be near the site of the crash. Even if your car doesn’t hit another car after being struck, this type of crash could result in serious injuries to yourself and any passengers in the vehicle with yours.
If you are involved in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or other damages. However, this assumes another person or entity was liable for your losses. You can use medical records, video footage or other evidence to prove that the crash was caused by the defendant’s negligent actions.