AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Hogan & Hogan

The Law Office of Hogan & Hogan is dedicated to the proposition that it's YOUR case, YOUR legal issue, YOUR situation... It's About YOU! We have helped hundreds of people just like yourself based on this one simple idea. No claim, »»»Read more

Kramer Law

At Kramer Law, helping people does not stop with the conclusion of one case. Many people deal with multiple legal issues throughout their life. We have assembled a team of Florida attorneys experienced in all areas of the law ready to help you with any legal issue. »»»Read more

Michael T. Gibson, P.A.

Orlando Auto Accident Attorney Michael T. Gibson is dedicated to helping accident victims and their families through the difficult, overwhelming, and often frustrating process of filing a personal injury or wrongful death »»»Read more

Rubenstein Law

The personal injury lawyers at Rubenstein Law are committed to providing sound legal representation. With five offices throughout Florida our accident and injury lawyers are here to help you. We only handle injury cases and we do all of the work »»»Read more

Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos

Relationships and Reputation.  That is how we have grown our practice over the past 25 years, and that is how we plan to grow it in the coming years. When DWKMRS takes a case, one of the nine attorneys at our firm becomes »»»Read more

Attorney Robert J. Horst

When you need an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney to help you resolve complex accident claims, you’ll want an injury attorney who provides sound advice tailored to your specific problems and goals. Attorney Robert J. Horst »»»Read more

The Main Law Firm

Each personal injury case is unique. Many of them have multiple layers that allow us to file a claim against more than one responsible party. We take the time to review every aspect of your case in order to create »»»Read more

Nater Law Firm

We are avid advocates for our clients specializing in Auto Accident, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death cases and seek the best possible outcome for them, while ensuring that they are properly informed throughout the life »»»Read more

The Jaspon Firm

The Jaspon Firm is different from other personal injury and auto accident firms. We will always return your calls and emails, and we will always be available to talk to you and answer your questions. We are an intimate firm »»»Read more

AUTO ACCIDENT LAW SUMMARY

Traffic collisions can be classified by general type. Types of collision include head-on, road departure, rear-end, side collisions, androllovers.

Many different terms are commonly used to describe vehicle collisions. The World Health Organization use the term road traffic injury,[4]while the U.S. Census Bureau uses the term motor vehicle accidents (MVA),[5] and Transport Canada uses the term "motor vehicle traffic collision" (MVTC).[6] Other common terms include auto accident, car accident, car crash, car smash, car wreck, motor vehicle collision(MVC), personal injury collision (PIC), road accident, road traffic accident (RTA), road traffic collision (RTC), road traffic incident (RTI),road traffic accident and later road traffic collision, as well as more unofficial terms including smash-up, pile-up, and fender bender.

Some organizations have begun to avoid the term "accident". Although auto collisions are rare in terms of the number of vehicles on the road and the distance they travel, addressing the contributing factors can reduce their likelihood. For example, proper signage can decrease driver error and thereby reduce crash frequency by a third or more.[7] That is why these organizations prefer the term "collision" to "accident". In the UK the term "incident" is displacing "accident" in official and quasi-official use.[8][9]

A traffic collision, also known as a motor vehicle collision (MVC), traffic accident, motor vehicle accident, car accident,automobile accident, road traffic collision, road traffic accident, wreck, car crash, or car smash occurs when a vehiclecollides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death and property damage.

A number of factors contribute to the risk of collision, including vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, road environment, and driver skill, impairment due to alcohol or drugs, and behavior, notably speeding and street racing. Worldwide, motor vehiclecollisions lead to death and disability as well as financial costs to both society and the individuals involved.

Road injuries occurred in about 54 million people in 2013.[1] This resulted in 1.4 million deaths in 2013, up from 1.1 million deaths in 1990.[2] About 68,000 of these occurred in children less than five years old.[2] Almost all high-income countries have decreasing death rates, while the majority of low-income countries have increasing death rates due to traffic collisions. Middle-income countries have the highest rate with 20 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, 80% of all road fatalities by only 52% of all vehicles. While the death rate in Africa is the highest (24.1 per 100,000 inhabitants), the lowest rate is to be found in Europe (10.3).[3]