Deadliest Car Accident Types

Most people don’t think about the chance of being involved in a car accident, even though statistically speaking, most people are involved in at least one crash during their lifetime. While all accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries or death, some accident types are deadlier than others. At the law office of Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, our car crash attorney can represent you if you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a crash. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

The Deadliest Types of Car Accidents

A rear-end crash, side-swipe accident, or T-bone crash—as well as other crash types—can all be deadly. That being said, statistically speaking, the following are the deadliest types of car accidents:

  • Rollover crashes. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), crashes in which a vehicle rolled over accounted for nearly 30 percent of all passenger vehicle occupants deaths in 2019. This means that rollover accidents are some of the deadliest accident types. Rollover accidents are often single-vehicle collisions, which means that they occur without involving another vehicle. This can make determining liability for a rollover especially difficult. 
  • Head-on collisions. Head-on collisions are incredibly dangerous, especially when drivers are traveling at high speeds. In fact, these types of crashes are even more statistically dangerous than are rollover crashes. According to the IIHS, frontal impact crashes accounted for 57 percent of vehicle occupant deaths in 2019. Head-on crashes are often the result of speeding, driving while distracted, or driving while intoxicated/impaired. 
  • Commercial vehicle collisions. While commercial vehicle collisions are distinct from the types of car accidents listed above, they are a very deadly occurrence. This is primarily because the size and weight of commercial vehicles are so much greater than the size and weight of standard passenger cars, thereby increasing the amount of force involved in a collision. The occupant of a smaller vehicle involved in a truck accident/commercial vehicle accident is likely to suffer severe, if not fatal, injuries. 

Who’s Liable in a Deadly Crash?

When a deadly car accident occurs, the family members of the victim(s) may suffer severe financial and emotional hardship. While nothing can replace a lost loved one’s life, filing a car accident claim for damages may provide the financial support that you need to plan for the future. In order to file a claim and recover a settlement, liability must be proved. Liability for a car accident is based on negligence—a car accident attorney can help you to gather evidence to prove fault. 

Call Car Accident Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander Today

If you’ve been involved in a serious car accident, or if you are the loved one of someone who has been severely injured or killed in a car crash, our experienced car accident attorney, Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, can help. Please reach our law firm today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your rights.