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The Most Common Types of Car Accidents in Texas

Posted in Car Accidents on August 10, 2023

Car accidents can occur in various ways due to different factors and circumstances. Here are some common types of car accidents:

  1. Rear-end Collisions

These occur when one vehicle crashes into the back of another vehicle. Often caused by following too closely, sudden braking, or distracted driving.

  1. Head-On Collisions

These accidents happen when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide with their front ends. They are often high-impact and can result in severe injuries or fatalities.

  1. Side-Impact Collisions (T-Bone Accidents): 

In these accidents, one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle, forming a “T” shape. They often occur at intersections and can be very dangerous, especially if a vehicle is hit on the driver or passenger side.

  1. Sideswipe Collisions: 

This occurs when two vehicles traveling parallel to each other make contact, typically along their sides. Sideswipes often happen when changing lanes without proper checking.

  1. Single Vehicle Accidents: 

These involve only one vehicle. They can include running off the road, hitting an object like a tree or a pole, or rolling over. These accidents can be caused by factors such as speeding, poor road conditions, or driver error.

  1. Multi-Vehicle Pileups: 

These are accidents involving three or more vehicles. They often occur on highways, particularly in adverse weather conditions, and can result in extensive damage and injuries.

  1. Rollover Accidents: 

A vehicle can roll over onto its roof or side, often caused by abrupt steering maneuvers or hitting an obstacle at a high speed.

  1. Parking Lot Accidents: 

These occur in parking lots and garages and typically involve slow-speed collisions, but they can still cause property damage and minor injuries.

  1. Hit-and-Run Accidents: 

When a driver leaves the scene of an accident without stopping to exchange information or provide aid to those involved.

  1. Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents: 

These occur when a vehicle collides with a pedestrian or cyclist, often resulting in serious injuries or fatalities.

  1. Distracted Driving Accidents: 

Accidents caused by drivers being distracted by activities like texting, talking on the phone, eating, or using in-car entertainment systems.

  1. Drunk Driving Accidents: 

Accidents caused by drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs, impairing their ability to drive safely.

  1. Weather-Related Accidents: 

Accidents that occur due to adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, ice, fog, or strong winds.

  1. Fatigue-Related Accidents: 

Accidents caused by drivers who are overly tired or fall asleep at the wheel.

It’s important to drive attentively, obey traffic laws, and practice defensive driving to reduce the risk of these types of accidents.

Do I need an attorney if I was injured in a car accident?

That’s a question we often hear The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, but the answer isn’t so simple. Car accidents happen every day in San Antonio, from fender benders to rear-end collisions on Loop 410 to Interstate 10. If you were in a minor car crash and you weren’t injured, you may not need a car accident attorney. If you were seriously injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you should contact a lawyer from our San Antonio law firm as soon as possible.


Insurance companies often downplay the severity of a car accident. Insurance adjusters might sound friendly and claim they want to do what’s best for you, but keep in mind, they are in business to make a profit. They might offer what seems like a reasonable amount to settle your claim, but the reality is most insurance companies offer far less than the true cost of your accident-related expenses.

If  you’re in a rear-end accident and your back hurts afterwards, an insurance company might offer you a quick settlement to fix your car but refuse to pay you for medical bills or lost time from work as a result of your injury. Our car accident lawyers could help you take on the insurance company and demand the compensation you deserve.

The insurance company might deny your claim altogether, saying you were somehow at fault. That’s not right, and that’s why we’re committed to helping you get your life back on track. With so much at stake, it’s critical to have an experienced lawyer on your side.


  • Loads of medical bills?
  • Lost income from missing work or you need take time off from work to recover?
  • Feeling pressure from the insurance company to accept a quick settlement?
  • Is the insurance company attempting to deny your claim?
  • Is the insurance company delaying processing of your claim?
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