Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Handing Injury Claims Arising from Many Kinds of Traffic Crashes in Clarksville, TN

Millions of people suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents in the United States each and every year. Each accident has its own unique circumstances, including the types of vehicles involved, the cause of the crash, and the specific kind of collision that happened. The type of crash will have an impact on the injuries that result, as well as the specific issues involved in subsequent insurance or legal claims.

You should always be sure to speak with a Clarksville auto accident attorney who knows how to handle claims stemming from your type of accident. Attorney Ryan K. McFarland represents clients involved in any type of crash, and the following are only some examples of cases the firm handles.

Rear-end Collisions

Rear-end collisions happen when the front of one vehicle hits the back of another. While these are often called “fender-benders,” this type of crash can result in shockingly serious injuries. The front driver often has no time to prepare for the impact of the rear vehicle, so they often suffer a sharp jolt to the body. This can cause many different soft tissue injuries, including whiplash, as well as concussions, joint dislocations, and more. Some common causes of rear-end accidents include distracted driving, cutting off other drivers, and failing to yield.

Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions are frequently deadly, as the front end of two vehicles directly collide, often when both cars are moving. This can crush the front of both cars, and motorists can sustain life-threatening injuries. Head-on collisions often happen due to wrong-way drivers, and these drivers are commonly intoxicated. You may also be involved in a head-on crash if another driver runs you off the left side of the road and you cross into the path of oncoming traffic. Head-on crashes regularly occur on rural roads, as speeding drivers with limited visibility may cross over the middle line of the road.


A “T-bone” is a nickname for a side impact collision, also called broadside collisions. These accidents happen when the front of a car crashes into the side of another vehicle. They are common at intersections, especially when one driver runs a red light or makes a left-hand turn when a car is coming. T-bones are very dangerous, as the side of a car does not have a bumper, crumple zone, or even airbags in many situations. Motorists are often directly hit by the car.


Some vehicles roll over more frequently than others, such as passenger vans, SUVs, or large trucks, though any type of vehicle can roll under the right circumstances. Rollovers can happen as a result of a collision, or on their own in a single-vehicle accident. A car may be “tripped” by hitting a curb, a pothole, or overcorrecting. Rollovers can result in a crushed roof, broken windows, and severe injuries to motorists, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and paralyzing spinal cord injuries.

Contact a Clarksville Personal Injury Lawyer for Assistance Today

McFarland Law helps victims of any type of vehicle accident determine their rights to compensation. If you have a valid claim, lawyer Ryan McFarland can handle the legal process for you, so please call 931-919-4376 or contact us online for a free consultation.