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The 3 types of collisions and how they injure you

On Behalf of | Dec 16, 2022 | blog, Car Accidents

Think back to learning about physics. Car crashes probably came up at some point. Probably when you were talking about Newton’s laws of motion because car crashes are a great example of what happens when forces collide. In plain terms, it causes injuries.

There are three types of serious car crashes you can encounter. Understanding these allows you to understand the potential risks to yourself and your passengers. Here is more information on the three types of collisions and their resulting injuries.

1. Head-on

The first type of collision is when two cars drive toward each other and smash into each other. While the at-fault driver’s auto insurance rates will take a beating, so will your spine. Drivers and passengers will likely receive head, neck and back injuries in this crash.

2. Rear-end

When someone hits your bumper, it is a rear-end collision. In this case, your airbags or seatbelts will likely injure you, resulting in facial, collarbone and extremity injuries.

3. T-bone

If someone hits your car from the side, that is a t-bone. This type of crash has the most significant variance in injuries. Sometimes, your car could turn, and you could suffer minor injuries. In others, your vehicle could roll and you could suffer extreme injuries. The most common injuries include:

  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Bruising

The severity of this is usually attributed to both of your speeds, how many other vehicles the accident pushes you into and if the accident pushes you into other obstacles.

The greater the speeds of these collisions, the greater the chances of death or serious injuries. Either way, you and your family can endure severe losses in crashes. In addition, you could receive compensation for these losses if you are not at fault.