What are the Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents?

If you are considering a lawsuit based on a motor vehicle crash, then you may be wondering if your situation even qualifies as a claim. If the accident was someone else’s fault and you were seriously injured as a result, then you most likely have a case to pursue maximum compensation. The presence of negligence and a severe injury tend to be the qualifying elements, while the exact type of crash may have less bearing on your case:

Car/Auto Accidents

These accidents involve passenger vehicles, whether it’s a sedan, pickup truck, SUV, or other type of automobile. While your car accident case may involve another passenger vehicle, it’s also possible to pursue compensation for a crash involving a commercial vehicle, bus, semi-truck, etc.

Semi-Truck Accidents

Large tractor-trailers easily cause devastation when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents. If you are the passenger in a smaller vehicle involved, you could be catastrophically injured.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles offer no protection, so their riders are taking a big risk, which they understand and take steps to mitigate. Unfortunately, the motorists in passenger vehicles often are not on the lookout for motorcycles, or don’t give motorcycles the use of the road they are entitled to. In these instances, it’s easy for a motorist to cause a motorcycle rider to crash.

Pedestrian Accidents

Not all accidents involve only motor vehicles. A motorist may cause an accident with a pedestrian near the road, using a crosswalk, or traveling on the sidewalk. 

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles are also vulnerable to motor vehicle collisions. As motorists, we have a duty to share the road with cyclists. Unfortunately, careless drivers can easily injure or kill a cyclist if they are not alert to their presence on the road.

How to Find Out If You Have a Case

If you have been injured as a motorist, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian, you may have a case to pursue compensation with the help of our experienced attorneys. Please contact the Florida or New York offices of McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP, for a case review.


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