Hundreds of thousands of crashes occur in Massachusetts each year. Many of those accidents result in minor, severe, and even fatal injuries. Different types of car accidents are more likely to cause some injuries than others, and many factors can contribute to the severity of a collision. The good news is that there may be several options for pursing compensation, depending on the circumstance of the accident. The team at CarAccident.Law can help you explore your options for compensation after any type of car accident so you can move forward confidently.

Common Accident Types

Accidents of all types can lead to injury and death. It is crucial to remain aware of your surroundings when operating a motor vehicle. This means paying attention to others on the road and adjusting your driving behavior in inclement weather to give yourself plenty of space to react to any road hazards that you might encounter. Unfortunately, being ultra cautious on the road won’t protect you from every accident, as other motorists may be driving carelessly.

Car accidents that commonly cause injuries in Massachusetts include:

  • T-bone or side-impact collisions
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side-swipe accidents
  • Flipped vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents

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What would otherwise be a minor collision can become a serious car accident due to many different factors.

Contributing Factors in Auto Accidents

Some accidents are more severe than others, and there are many factors that can contribute to the outcome of a motor vehicle collision. The following factors can compound the severity of an auto accident and leave those involved with devastating injuries and losses:

  • Weather
  • Speeding
  • Distractions such as texting or eating while driving
  • Inebriation by drugs or alcohol
  • Limited visibility
  • Faulty car parts

An accident involving a drunk driver who decided to speed through an intersection can cause catastrophic damage. Getting caught in a snow storm with faulty brakes can lead to a pile-up accident, depending on the circumstances. Texting while driving has led to many fatal accidents.

It is a driver’s duty to protect others on the road from foreseeable harm, meaning they must refrain from engaging in these dangerous driving behaviors and get regular maintenance check-ups on their vehicle to make sure everything is in good working order. When an accident occurs despite your best efforts to avoid a collision, you can pursue compensation through your own insurance for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages in the event you have to miss work because of your injuries. If your accident related losses exceed the limits of your insurance policy, CarAccident.Law’s diligent team can help you explore additional options for compensation, such as a civil lawsuit or third-party insurance claim.