Types of Auto Accidents


Auto accidents happen when you least expect them, and many circumstances can lead to a crash. Often, the type of accident that occurs has a substantial impact on the types of injuries you suffer, as well as the nature of a subsequent legal claim. In New Mexico call David C. Chavez Law Firm the premier Law Firm in New Mexico which handles all types of vehicle accidents. The following are only some types of auto accidents commonly involved in legal claims in New Mexico.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are some of the most common accidents, and some people call them "fender-benders" because they are often considered to be less serious than other types of collisions. However, rear-end collisions can result in severe injuries, including head, neck and back injuries, concussions, and fractures. Distracted driving is a leading cause of rear-end crashes.

Head-On Collisions

Unlike rear-end crashes, head-on collisions are widely thought to be the most dangerous type of accident. Head-on crashes typically occur when both vehicles are moving, and they often happen when one driver crosses over a double yellow line. Head-on collisions are common on rural roads, throughout New Mexico and also occur in urban areas due to distracted drivers, drunk drivers, improper passing, and more.


A "T-bone" accident is also called a broadside accident, and it happens when one vehicle crashes into the side of another. This crash is common at intersections, especially when a driver fails to yield the right of way or does not obey traffic signals. Because the side of a car has no bumpers or - often - airbags, people on the side of the impact can sustain life-altering injuries.


A rollover is often a single-vehicle crash. Rollovers are common with vehicles with a higher center of gravity, such as passenger vans and SUVs, though any type of vehicle can roll over. Rollovers can result from a collision, or a car can be tripped by hitting a curb, taking a turn too fast, and more. Rollover accidents also occur due to a vehicles design being improper of defective, known as a product liability case. Rollover accidents can be extremely dangerous, especially if a vehicle does not have a roll bar and the roof of the car collapses.

Hit and Run

While every driver should know to stop after an accident, many people decide to violate the law and flee the scene of the crash. Often, drivers who leave the scene may be trying to avoid trouble due to drunk driving or other violations. Whatever the reason may be, hit and run drivers leave accident victims with little to no way to hold the driver liable for their losses. If the police never find the driver, you may need to file an uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company, and you should discuss this process with a car accident lawyer.

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