Types of Collisions


Skilled Marietta Attorney Represents Injury Victims in All Types of Collisions

Common accidents that cause injuries throughout northern Georgia, including Canton, Dalton, Rome and Kennesaw

Every day, individuals suffer personal injuries in motor vehicle accidents that could have been prevented. Automobile accidents can result in a range of injuries, many of which are serious and could lead to death. If your accident was caused by negligence, a lawyer from Nicholson Phillips in North Georgia can help you seek compensation for any injuries you endured.

When you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident

If negligence was a factor in your motor vehicle accident in northern Georgia, the negligent driver can be held accountable for head and back injuries and any other harm you suffered. A car accident lawyer can help you file a claim and determine how the driver was responsible. The driver of a car, truck or other vehicle might be found negligent for any of the following:

  • Becoming distracted
  • Becoming fatigued
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to obey the speed limit or other traffic regulation
  • Aggressive driving

When negligence is the cause, any crash can be a fatal car accident. The most common types of collisions resulting from negligence, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), are as follows:

  • Rear-impact­ — The NHTSA reports rear-ending and other rear-impact accidents as the most common type of collision — 29.6 percent of all crashes are rear-impact. Often, these types of collisions have to do with misuse of brakes, malfunctioning brakes or following too closely.
  • Side-impact — Side-impact accidents account for 28.9 percent of all crashes, according to the NHTSA. These often occur when drivers change lanes without checking their mirrors or run a red light or stop sign.
  • Run-off — Run-offs are also common, accounting for 16.1 percent of all automobile accidents. They usually involve only one car. The driver becomes distracted, falls asleep at the wheel, or intentionally swerves to avoid hitting an animal or other vehicle on the road.
  • Rollovers — Rollovers are less common, only accounting for 2.3 percent of all accidents, according to the NHTSA. They often occur due to sharp turns and particularly with tall vehicles like trucks and SUVs that have higher centers of gravity. Rollovers can also happen as a result of high-impact rear, side or head-on collisions.
  • Head-on collisions — Even though head-on collisions only account for 2 percent of all crashes, they often cause the most serious injuries and property damage. They often occur when a driver goes down a one-way street in the wrong direction, boards the wrong entrance on a highway or crosses a double line while asleep at the wheel or intoxicated.

Seek compensation for your auto collision injury in Marietta, Kennesaw, Rome, Dalton or another North Georgia location

For nearly 30 years, Nicholson Phillips has represented injured victims in all types of collisions. To learn more about how we can help you with your case, call our offices toll-free at 866.948.5700 or locally at 770.450.1891, or contact us online today. Located in Marietta and serving all of northern Georgia, we offer free case evaluations to all clients.