Common Types of Car Accidents in the Twin Cities

Minnesotans reported more than 79,000 motor vehicle accidents to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in 2016 alone, resulting in nearly 30,000 injuries and 392 deaths. Sadly, many of those car accidents, injuries, and deaths happened right here in the Twin Cities. Some of the most common types of car crashes include:

  • ‚ÄčRear-end collisions. These accidents occur when a car crashes into the vehicle in front of it, often due to factors such as the driver following too closely or not paying attention.
  • T-bone accidents. Also known as broadside or side-impact crashes, t-bone accidents happen when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another. These accidents are common at intersections and are often caused by drivers who speed, fail to yield the right of way, fail to stop at a stop sign or light, or are distracted or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Head-on collisions. One of the deadliest types of car accidents, head-on collisions, happen when the front ends of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide. This is usually due to one vehicle crossing over the center line into oncoming traffic, often as a result of drowsy, drunk, or distracted drivers.
  • Rollover accidents. In a rollover crash, a vehicle flips over onto its side or roof. This is often caused by the driver striking a curb (or something else that interrupts the car's motion) or attempting a tight turn at an excessive speed.
  • Left-hand turn crashes. This type of crash occurs when someone making a left-hand turn hits a vehicle traveling in a straight trajectory. Left-hand turn accidents are common at intersections and can have a wide range of causes, including drunk or distracted drivers.
  • Red-light and stop sign accidents. Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign can lead to t-bone, rear-end, and other types of accidents at intersections.
  • Blind-spot collisions. Drivers who fail to check their blind spots before merging or changing lanes run the risk of causing a serious blind-spot accident. These types of collisions are common at intersections, on roundabouts, and roadways with multiple lanes.
  • Hit-and-run accidents. Many of the above types of crashes may also be hit-and-run accidents, as a traffic accident is considered a hit-and-run when the at-fault driver leaves the scene.
  • Drunk driving accidents. Like hit-and-run accidents, drunk driving accidents can be any type of crash that involves an alcohol-intoxicated driver.

Dealing With the Aftermath of a Serious Auto Accident

Nothing is certain and life can change in an instant. No one knows this better than car accident victims. One second you were simply going about your business and, in the next, you found yourself severely injured, and facing a mountain of unexpected debt—all while being out of work due to the injuries you sustained in the accident. The period following a car accident can be extremely stressful and, if you've never been in this situation before, you may not know what to do next. Fortunately, there's help.

We Can Refer You to a Twin Cities Doctor and Lawyer Who Can Help You Through This Difficult Time

If you were hurt in a car accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. The first step is to see a doctor who can help you document your accident-related injuries. Our free referral service not only helps you find the right doctor for your case, but we can also help you find a qualified local attorney who can help you pursue the compensation—and the justice—you deserve. Call 763-251-PAIN today to speak with someone about your car accident.

763-251-PAIN is the #1 resource for car accident victims in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Don't spend another day in pain due to injuries sustained in an accident caused by someone else's negligence—call us today!