The Most Dangerous Types of Accident on the Road: What You Need to Know


All types of auto accidents are dangerous and have the potential to be fatal. However, unlike most catastrophes, there are some that are much worse than others. It’s true that regardless of the type of accident you are involved in, you need to contact a personal injury attorney for help.

It’s also beneficial to know what type of accidents have the potential to be the most dangerous. Keep reading to learn what these are.

Head-On Collisions

The most dramatic accident that can occur is the head-on collision. This type of accident is a perfect example of Newtons 3rd Law – for each action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

If there are two vehicles traveling toward each other, both going at a speed of 50 miles per hour, the resulting impact is a crash that has the force of 100 miles per hour. Due to the speed and impact that occurs, head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous and the ones that have the biggest possibility of being fatal, on this list.

T-Bone Accidents

A T-bone accident has been given this name because of the shape that the two vehicles involved make when the front of one vehicle hits the side of another. A side impact collision is most likely to occur at an intersection. These are considered especially dangerous because the side of a vehicle doesn’t provide as much protection than the back or the front of the vehicle. Since there is no trunk space or engine between you and another vehicle, even if you have side impact air bags, it puts you in a very vulnerable position, which can result in severe injuries and even fatalities.

Pile-Up Accidents

When a collision occurs between two vehicles, it’s serious and can result in significant damages and injuries. However, in a situation where other drivers don’t see or can’t avoid an accident that has occurred in front of them, it can result in multiple vehicles piling up. This type of accident is especially dangerous because it makes it much harder for people involved in the accident to get out of their vehicle and out of harms way, makes it more difficult for emergency responders to reach those who are injured, and increases the likelihood of flying debris, explosions, or fires.


Bigger vehicles, such as pick-up trucks, vans, and SUVs are much more likely to be involved in a rollover accident than smaller cars. However, rolling is something that can happen to any vehicle if the conditions are right.

Overcorrections, sharp turns, and driving too fast can all cause a rollover accident. If this happens, you have no control of your vehicle and due to the fact that the top is impacted, the ability to escape is also hindered.

Call an Attorney for Help with Your Accident Claim

If you are involved in one of the accidents mentioned above, or any vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence or wrongful act, contact a personal injury attorney for help. They can review the details of your case and help ensure you have the best chance to get the compensation deserved for your damages and injuries.

If you need these legal services now, contact our team at Fetterman & Associates by calling 561-845-2510.