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Common Car Accident Definitions

Common types of car accidents can vary significantly based on location and weather, but there are several commonalities in how they're defined. Here are a few:

Accident Reaction_07222014Rear-End Collisions

Often a rear-end collision is the result of one car following another car too closely. If the front car makes a sudden stop, the driver behind cannot initiate the brakes quickly enough, resulting in an accident. Injuries typically resulting from this type of accident include whiplash and back pain from the sudden impact of being thrown forward and then slamming back into the seat.

Failure to Complete a Proper Left Turn

This occurs when one driver is safely operating their vehicle and another driver does not take into account their proximity and makes an unsafe left turn. Particularly at lights without a green arrow for left turns, drivers often misjudge the speed of oncoming traffic and end up slamming into other drivers they didn't see coming. These can be incredibly serious accidents, resulting in significant injuries.

Failure to Stop

Especially if the driver is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, stop signs and red lights may be ignored entirely. If the driver is impaired, their ability to accurately judge the situation has disappeared. While other drivers are using the green light legally, an impaired driver (or distracted driver) might slide through the light, causing sudden impact between the vehicles. If both cars are operating at a top speed, the injuries from these accidents can be very serious.

If you've been in an accident

A car accident can be an incredibly difficult emotional and physical experience. Many of the injuries resulting from a car accident aren't apparent immediately and their effects can last for several months or even years. Ultimately, these injuries can affect your ability to work and do the things you enjoyed prior to the accident.

Click here for a step-by-step list of what to do if you're ever involved in an accident (this is a great glove compartment resource!). If you've already been the victim of an automobile accident, you should discuss your case with an attorney to try and make sure all your rights are protected. Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin today - 1-866-900-7078.

Contact Information

Raleigh Law Office

5848-100 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

201 McCullough Drive, Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078