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Types of Traffic Accidents You Can Get Compensation For

Traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries that people suffer yearly. It is a leading cause of death in the United States, and it’s something that everyone needs to be aware of. Many factors will determine your likelihood of getting into an accident and what type of accident you will experience. Here are the types of traffic accidents you might be able to get compensation for.


One of the most common types of traffic accidents is when a driver is driving their vehicle, and another driver rear-ends them. This can be done in many ways, including speeding, distracted driving, or drunk driving. The person injured in this type of accident may need medical care to treat the injuries they receive, as well as money to pay for things like lost wages while they are unable to work because they are injured.

Hit and Run

This is another common type of accident due to a reckless driver. Someone will drive their car, run over someone’s vehicle, and then leave the scene. They may not realize that they have hit someone or not realize that they have caused severe damage to their vehicle. In these cases, the person who was hit and left on the side of the road needs emergency medical care and money to repair their vehicle. With the help of personal injury attorneys, you can get compensation for the damages you suffered in this type of accident.


This is a complex type of accident that can have several different factors to it. A driver may make a mistake, or they might not follow the rules of the road and cause someone else to get into an accident. If you are involved in an accident and believe someone’s negligence caused it, you may be able to get compensation for your medical bills and the damage done to your vehicle.

There are many different types of accidents that you can get into while you are driving. This can be caused by drunk drivers, careless drivers, and sometimes people who do not pay attention to what they are doing while driving. If you can prove that someone was negligent and this caused a serious accident, you may be able to file a compensation claim.

Author information: Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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