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It’s hard to escape automobile accidents. In 2021, Pennsylvania alone saw 323 reportable car crashes each day. The odds of you going through life and never being in a car accident are small. Even the best drivers can’t protect themselves from someone rear-ending them at a stoplight.

After an accident, you’ll likely have medical bills, car repair and replacement fees, and lost wages while you can’t work. Injuries from car crashes span a wide spectrum, from mere scratches to paralyzation and even death. You and your loved ones don’t deserve to pay for an accident that hurt you but wasn’t your fault.

Even if only your vehicle is damaged, the car crash lawyers at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. can help.

What Are Car Crashes?

Car crashes include accidents that involve the collision or other violent interaction of one or more personal vehicles with another vehicle, person, or object. Accidents with commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and pedestrians are typically treated differently because of their severity.

What Are All Types of Car Crashes?

There are several types of car crashes. They are separated by how the vehicles interacted and what the vehicle hit if they didn’t collide with another vehicle. Some types of car accidents do overlap, meaning there are more factors to consider when filing a lawsuit for damages.

Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. has experience handling thousands of cases across all types of car accidents.

  • Non-Collision: This is a car accident that was not caused by or ended in a collision with another vehicle, person, or stationary object. Instead, an object strikes a vehicle, a vehicle is consumed by fire, or overturned without a collision. An example would be another driver throwing an object or losing an object that flies into another vehicle, distracting the driver, damaging the vehicle’s functions, or causing it to overturn.
  • Angle Collision: Also known as an intersection collision or a “t-bone” accident. This occurs when two vehicles collide at a roadway injunction, like a road intersection, driveway, or entrance ramp.
  • Read-End Collision: This is when two vehicles are going in the same direction and one hits another from behind.
  • Head-On Collision: This is when two vehicles heading in opposite directions crash head-on. They do not have to be perfectly head-on, they only have to be going in opposite directions. If one is turning, this would be an angle collision, not a head-on collision.
  • Sideswipe: This is when two vehicles heading in the same direction or opposite directions collide, scratch, or scrape against each other on their sides.
  • Hit Fixed Object: This is when a vehicle crashes into a stationary object, such as a pole, roadside barrier, tree, or building. A parked vehicle isn’t a stationary object because it is supposed to move, and can be moved without losing any functionality.
  • Hit Pedestrian: This is when a vehicle collides with a pedestrian.

What Are the Common Causes of Car Accidents?

Car accidents vary in terms of severity and damage, but there are a few common causes that lead to car accidents repeatedly every day. These include:

  • Drunk Driving: Driving while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other mind-altering substances.
  • Distracted Driving: Driving while mentally distracted by food, talking, or music.
  • Drowsy Driving: Driving while physically tired, to the point that your cognitive abilities are affected.

Why Contact Scartelli Olszewski P.C. for Help?

In addition to being frightening, a car crash can result in serious bodily injuries that can permanently affect your everyday life. For this reason and more, these cases are often complex and require special attention. The Pennsylvania car crash lawyers at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. provide sound counseling and representation to car crash victims and their loved ones.

We understand the rules of the road and have the expertise to determine who was at fault in an accident. We understand the medical and financial hardships that can arise as a result of car crashes. We’re prepared to take matters to trial to fight for the rights of our clients. Contact us today for a consultation, and we can start working to get you the damages you deserve.