Many victims of car accidents often note that another vehicle “seemed to come out of nowhere,” when it crashed into them. However, determining where a car came from and where it struck another vehicle can tell victims, insurance companies and attorneys a lot about the potential cause of an accident.
If you have recently been involved in an accident, having information about where your car was struck can provide critical clues about whether the other driver was negligent or reckless.
Let’s break down the different spots of impact and what they could tell us about the other driver.
- Head-on collisions: If the front of your car was struck, this could mean that the other driver was traveling the wrong way down the road or highway. These types of accidents can be caused by a drunk or drugged driver who was so impaired they didn’t see or were unable to interpret road signs.
- Side-impact collisions: If you are hit on the side of your car, it could be an indication that the other driver neglected to stop at an intersection or pulled into the roadway without looking.
- Rear-impact collisions: These types of accidents are often caused by drivers who are following another vehicle too closely, driving too fast or aren’t paying attention.
While there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to confirming negligent or reckless behaviors based solely on the spot of impact, there are some types of collisions that happen more frequently when drivers engage in certain dangerous behaviors. The attorneys at our law firm understand that the spot of impact, as well as other vital clues, can play a critical role in assessing what happened and who may be held liable for a crash.
No matter where your car was hit in an accident, you and your vehicle can be seriously damaged. Whether it is a side-, rear- or head-on collision, you need to understand that you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. For information on our law firm and how we may be able to help you find the answers you need in these situations, please visit our website.