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Ohio Car Accidents

At Adkinson Law, we understand suffering a personal injury in a car accident can be life-altering and pride ourselves on providing the vigorous advocacy our clients need to recover the compensation they deserve. While we represent clients who have been in all types of motor vehicle accidents, our primary focus is on accidents that are catastrophic.

Most Common Types of Catastrophic Car Accidents

While any accident seems major when we are the ones involved, there are four types that tend to be more catastrophic in nature and have the worst injuries. They are:

T-Bone Accidents

When the front end of one car crashes into the side of another, the accident is referred to as a “T-Bone” due to the mangled vehicles forming the shape of a capital letter “T”. These accidents tend to occur at stoplights, stop signs, and intersections when the car that is supposed to stop fails to do so. As they are often traveling at high rates of speed when the vehicles strike one another, catastrophic injuries are not unusual. Common injuries obtained in T-Bone accidents are concussions, whiplash, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries.

Head-On Collisions

A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles heading in opposite directions strike one another front end to front end. They often occur when one driver crosses the center line and collides into the other vehicle. Usually occurring at high rates of speed, driver and front passenger catastrophic injuries and fatalities are common in these types of accidents. Some of the injuries most often seen are internal injuries, whip-lash, facial injuries, back and spinal injuries.

Roll-Over Accidents

When one or more of the vehicles involved in the accident roll-over, catastrophic injuries tend to occur. The most common reason roll-over accidents happen is the driver lost control of the motor vehicle. Also, the damage sustained to the vehicle during the roll-over often makes exiting the vehicle difficult. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), head injuries, whiplash, neck, and spinal cords injuries are all seen in roll-over accidents. 

Multi-Vehicle Pileups

Multi-vehicle pileups most often happen on major thoroughfares where multiple vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed. One vehicle strikes another, and the vehicles following behind are traveling too fast to stop or otherwise avoid becoming a part of the accident. As more and more vehicles become entangled, those in front have no way of escaping the onslaught. It is not surprising that this leads to catastrophic injuries, including TBIs, burns, paralysis, and internal injuries, for many persons involved in multi-vehicle pile-ups.

Common Reasons Catastrophic Car Accidents Occur 

  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Failure to Yield
  • Weaving
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Speeding
  • Lack of Vehicle Maintenance
  • Inclement Weather

Contact Our Ohio Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident, contact Pat at 937-901-4394 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Pat has the skill and expertise needed to provide you with the legal representation you deserve.


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