There are many types of car accidents and many different causes. Often each type of case is handled differently depending upon the type and the cause of the accident. Call the Boise Personal Injury Law Center or fill out the form to the right to get in contact with one of our Personal Injury Lawyers. They can help you understand the differences and help you know what to do.
Common types of car accidents:
Rear-end collision - A rear-end collision often occurs when you are stopped at a stop sign or stopped in traffic. Often the driver who causes the automobile accident is not paying attention. They may be texting, messing with the radio, putting on make up or eating, all of which are negligent acts. The most common type of injury with this type of car accident is whiplash, but depending upon the speed of the negligent driver, you could suffer very serious injury, including brain injury and internal injuries.
T-boned - Being T-boned can cause very serious injury, including death. T-boned accidents most generally occur in intersections. The driver causing the car accident is usually not paying attention and runs a red light, hitting you at full force. Injuries generally include whiplash, deep bruising and broken bones but can also include brain injury, spinal injury, back injury, ejections or death.
Head on Collision - A head on collision is just as it sounds. The driver causing the injury crosses the middle line of the road and runs head into you. Depending upon the speed of the driver, these types of automobile accidents can be catasprophic and deadly.
Common causes of car accidents:
Drunk drivers - There are thousands of drunk driving arrest in Idaho every year. Drunk Drivers cause more accidents than any other cause.
Hazardous Roads - Hazardous road conditions occur when there in incliment weather or when a roadway is poorly upkept. Accidents caused by hazardous roads also occur on rural roads or back country roads. Blindspots and obstructions also cause hazardous roadways.
Defective Product or Design Defect - Another common cause of automobile accidents in Idaho are defective product or design defect. A automobile is defective if that specific car has a defect that caused the accident. An automobile has a design defect if all the cars of that model have a specific design that causes a car accident or causes great harm during an accident.
Speeding - In Idaho, speeding is the second leading cause of automobile accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has named all of the following classes of drivers as "areas of concern".
Inattentive or Distracted Drivers - Drivers who are texting, eating, fixing their makeup or playing with the radio while driving are not paying attention to the road, their car or the cars and people around them. Idaho does not have a law against texting and driving or talking on the cell phone while driving.
Teen Drivers - While being a teen does not make you a bad driver per se, because teens lack experience driving they can cause more accidents than the general poplulous. In 2008 6034 teens between 16-19 years old were involved in automobile accidents.
Elderly Drivers - Like teens, being elderly does not make you a bad driver. Elderly drivers can cause accidents, however, because as we age our reflexes and our sight diminish. Idaho does not have a law specifying whe an elderly person must turn in their driver's license.
Aggressive Drivers - Aggressive driving is a serious issue in Idaho. Road rage, speeding, running red lights, cutting drivers off and cutting into traffic without maintaing a safe distance are all examples of aggressive driving.
Boise Personal Injury Lawyers
The Boise Personal Injury Lawyers at the Boise Personal Injury Law Center are here to help you. Regardless of the type of automobile accident or its cause, the lawyers at the Center know the law and they know how to help you. Give us a call today, (208) 472-2383, and see what we can do for you.