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Types of Car Accidents

From rollovers to head-on collisions and hit-and-run crashes to accidents involving teen drivers, there are dozens of different types of car accidents. Each type of accident happens for different reasons, leaving victims struggling with unique challenges.

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Hit and Run Accidents

In a hit-and-run accident, the other driver flees the scene, creating hurdles to successfully pursuing a personal injury claim. Here’s what you need to know about navigating a hit-and-run accident.

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Intersection Accidents

Unfortunately, intersection accidents are common due to inadequate surveillance, obstructed views, illegal maneuvers, distracted driving and more.

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Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are frequently the result of fatigue, distracted driving, or intoxicated driving. If you’ve suffered a head-on collision, here’s what you need to know.

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Parking Lot Accidents

Frequently, insurance companies will refuse to offer a settlement following a parking lot accident, using the argument that it was the result of a shared fault or that the right of way was unclear. Working with an attorney can help you investigate and establish fault.

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Rear End Accidents

Contrary to popular opinion, rear-end car accidents are not always the fault of the driver whose car was hit in the front. Learn more about what to do when facing a rear-end car accident.

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Rental Car Accidents

As you are not the owner of a rental car, rental car accident cases can be more complex. Here are some of the factors that may impact insurance claims and more after a rental car accident.

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Rollover Car Accidents

A very dangerous type of accident, a rollover accident is when an impact causes a car to either have two or all four of its wheels leave the road, and potentially roll over multiple times. In the following guide, we’ll explore what to do after a rollover car accident.

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Side Impact Collisions

A T-bone collision, also known as a side-impact collision, occurs when the front end of a vehicle collides with the driver’s or passenger’s side of another vehicle. The most prevalent scenario of this type of collision happens when a driver ignores a stop sign or red light, resulting in a collision at the intersection.


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Teen Driver Accidents

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Wrong Way Accidents

Accidents caused by a car crossing over into the wrong lane or entering the wrong direction on a highway can cause severe damage and injuries. These types of accidents are classified as head-on accidents or front-end collisions and can lead to serious health problems such as neck and head injuries.

What Types of Car Accidents Are Most Likely to Be Fatal?

Data suggests that the following types of car accidents have the greatest potential for being fatal:

However, under the right circumstances, any car accident has the potential to be fatal. Many times, unique qualities about a victim can increase or decrease the odds of dying in a crash—such as age or pre-existing medical conditions.

Different factors can also increase the risk of a fatal crash, including rain and bad weather conditions, negligent driving behaviors, and impulsive teens at the wheel.

How Can a Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyer Help Me?

After a car accident in Virginia, you may have the right to seek compensation to cover the costs of your medical bills, compensate for a loss of income, and make up for the suffering and emotional distress you’ve experienced. However, pursuing compensation can be challenging, especially if liability isn’t cut and dry.

The type of accident you’re involved in will affect your pursuit of compensation. Each type is unique. Each demands a different investigative approach and may require the insight of experts and specialists. The evidence you’ll need to win your case can also be very accident-specific.

You’ll want to work with an attorney with extensive experience handling various car accident cases. Experience can make or break your financial recovery. That’s why Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers should be your first call for help. We’re Virginia’s car accident experts, thanks to our proven ability to take on tough cases and win top results.

Our car accident lawyers in Hampton Roads, Virginia will skillfully handle every aspect of your case, from the initial investigation to consultations with experts to handling settlement negotiations with the insurer on your behalf. As respected and successful trial attorneys, we can help to motivate the insurer to extend a meaningful offer to avoid facing off against us in court.

Contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. We have law offices located conveniently across the state to serve you.

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