Different Types of Houston Car Accidents

Every year in the United States, car accidents are responsible for hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of thousands of deaths. If you are left injured after an accident or lost a loved one in a car crash in Houston or elsewhere in Texas, you may, understandably, be considering your legal options. Most essential to mounting a strong claim for compensation is understanding the details of your accident.

Common types of car accidents

Car accidents may occur in any environment and may involve any number of vehicles and/or any type of impact. The following types of car accidents are the most common:

  • Rear-ending – Rear-end accidents occur during heavy traffic due to its stop-and-go nature, or as a result of following too close or distraction. Rear-ending may also occur due to slippery road conditions or brake failure.
  • Head-on crashes – When a head-on crash occurs between two vehicles, it’s often at high speeds, due to wrong-way driving or failure to interpret a sign properly.
  • Side impact – A side impact typically involves a collision between at least two vehicles, often when at least one is turning or in an intersection. One vehicle may sustain damage to its side while the other sustains damage to its front. Some side-impacts are known as T-bones because of the T shape the two colliding vehicles make.
  • Low-speed accidents – These are accidents that tend to occur in parking lots, and may not involve severe injuries, but could still cause significant damage to vehicles.
  • Merging accidents – Merging accidents occur when vehicles merge into one another, typically while entering or already on a highway.  
  • Single-vehicle accidents – Collisions involving one car and a fixed object such as a parking meter, tree, or fire hydrant.
  • Multi-vehicle crashes – Crashes involving multiple motor vehicles and often complex sets of circumstances for each collision that takes place. Sometimes a single event or circumstance causes one accident but creates a domino effect where vehicle after vehicle that approaches the wreck also collides with it.

Common causes of car accidents

Most automobile accident causes fall into one of the following three categories:

  • Driver-related causes – Crashes that occur due to driver action, inaction, negligence, or recklessness
  • Vehicle-related causes – Accidents that occur because a vehicle or vehicle part malfunctions, fails, or is not used properly
  • Environmental causes – Collisions that result from dangerous roadways (icy, full of trash/debris, poorly lit, etc.), weather, or other hazardous conditions

Often, many factors play a role in why a car accident occurs. Many people make the mistake of thinking they know the entire cause of their crash and fail to consult a Houston car accident attorney, never learning the extent of what happened, and thereby missing out on compensation they would have otherwise been able to collect.

If you think you may be entitled to damages for the injuries and other losses you suffer in a motor vehicle accident in Houston or elsewhere in Texas, you need an attorney who can help you properly assess your case. Learn more by calling (832) 745-4878 or contact DeHoyos Law online today and schedule your free consultation.

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xavier wheeler
21:40 21 May 21
This was honestly the most professional experience I’ve had with a law office. They were very understanding,... responsive, and always kept me in the Loop about what was going on with my case. Ryan is not a dream seller. He keeps it realistic and will be straight up and honest on what he can and can’t do. He and his assistant Ashley are a great team and if i ever got in to a situation like this again he is my go to guy.read more
23:05 14 May 21
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17:03 07 May 21
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Greg Adams
16:13 09 Apr 21
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Jerimy Robinson
19:13 02 Apr 21
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david walker
19:54 27 Mar 21
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Sonia Castro
15:12 26 Mar 21
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Sanetra Jones
03:37 09 Jan 21
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L. Minor
15:53 01 Jan 21
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