Common Types of Car Accident Claim

Car accidents can happen anywhere, at any time of day. They vary significantly in severity, from minor fender benders to fatal head-on collisions.

No matter what the circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, we recommend that you speak to a car accident lawyer. If someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could be entitled to both Part 7 benefits and personal injury compensation.

Types of car accidents

At John Mickelson Law Corporation, we deal with claims that arise from all types of car accidents. Some of the most common we see include –

Single vehicle accidents

As the name suggests, single vehicle accidents involve just one vehicle. Often these accidents occur due to inclement weather such as ice and snow, or because of collisions with debris or animals. Single car accidents also happen when the driver is distracted, intoxicated, suffers a medical emergency or fall asleep at the wheel. This can cause the vehicle to run off the road, and so long as no one else is in the immediate vicinity, it remains a single vehicle accident.

Multiple vehicle accidents

When two or more vehicles are involved in an accident, it is known as a multi-vehicle accident. Such incidents can be associated with a large number of injuries and fatalities. As such, they are more likely to lead to personal injury claims, as it is probable that people other than the driver at-fault have been harmed.

Head-on collisions

Head-on collisions are when the front ends of two vehicles collide. They are amongst the most dangerous types of car accidents, particularly because they often happen at speed. Reasons for head-on collisions include driving the wrong way down a highway or one-way street, drifting on to the wrong side of the road, or skidding on to the wrong side of the road due to weather conditions.

Rear-end collisions

A rear-end collision is when the front end of a vehicle drives into the back of another vehicle. These accidents are typically associated with soft tissue injuries such as whiplash, although additional injuries can be sustained. Rear-end collisions often happen due to driver distraction, tailgating and driving at excessive speed when approaching traffic signals and junctions.

Side-impact collisions

A side-impact collision is also known as a ‘T-bone’ collision. This is when the front of a vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. This puts passenger, especially at risk. Side-impact collisions often happen at junctions, typically because one driver is running a light or fails to stop.


Sideswipes are when two vehicles collide while travelling parallel to one another. These accidents are not usually serious and normally only result in cosmetic damage to the vehicles. Nevertheless, injuries can occur, particularly if two vehicles make contact while driving at speed along a highway.

Rollover accidents

A rollover is when a vehicle flips over onto its side, or onto the roof. These are generally associated with single vehicle accidents, with factors such as snow and ice or driver intoxication at play. However, that is not exclusively the case, and rollovers can occur following high impact collisions and other such incidents.

Car accident lawyer

Whatever the situation, being involved in a motor vehicle accident is extremely scary. It can impact your life in so many ways, causing physical injuries, psychological trauma and financial hardship. This can be difficult to come to terms with, all the more so if the accident was not your fault. If this is the case, we urge you to speak to a car accident lawyer at John Mickelson Law Corporation. You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Contact us now

If you have been injured in a car accident and want to speak to a car accident lawyer about your options, please contact us now at John Mickelson Law Corporation. Either fill in the free online enquiry form or call us on 604 684 0040.

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