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What Are Common Types of Car Wrecks?

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Thousands of car accidents happen every year in Alabama. Each accident is different. Even so, there are many similarities between many car wrecks.

Mobile auto accident attorney Dean Waite has years of experience dealing with a wide range of wrecks and helping clients get the results they need. All this experience enables Dean Waite to handle the most complex car wreck cases in Alabama.  Injury victims throughout southern Alabama turn to Dean Waite when they need someone to solve their legal problems.

What are common kinds of auto accidents in Alabama?

Some of the most common types of car wrecks attorney Waite and his legal team deal with include:

There are many other types of motor vehicle accidents. If you don't see your specific accident, contact us to tell us what happened to you. If you were in one of the common types of accidents, we want to hear from you and help you pursue justice.

Why should I contact Dean Waite after my crash?

Finding information about your type of accident is only the beginning of the process when it comes to dealing with common car wrecks. You need evidence to back up your case. You need proof that the other driver caused your accident.

That's where Dean Waite excels. He knows how to investigate accidents and find the facts you need to build a strong legal case. He knows what questions to ask, what information to look and how to put it all together into a strong legal case.

Your car wreck matters. That's why you need us on your side, aggressively investigating on your behalf. Schedule a free case evaluation at our Mobile, Alabama office. We can also meet you in your home or your hospital room. You decide. Call (866) 434-5840 right now.

Rear-end accidents

Rear-end car wrecks - the most common types of accidents in Alabama and nationwide - often occur when a distracted driver or speeding driver doesn't stop in time and crashes into the back of another vehicle.

In these types of accidents, the rear-most driver is almost always at fault. If you were a victim of a rear-end accident, you might believe you can handle the claim on your own, but don't be so sure.  Even the most straightforward rear-end accident can quickly become very complicated. The other driver might deny any wrongdoing. He or she may argue you were driving recklessly. The insurance company adjuster might try to pressure you into accepting a low-ball settlement offer. You may quickly feel frustrated when trying to deal with the insurance companies at the same time you're trying to recover from the accident. Talk to our law firm. Mobile, AL rear-end accident attorney Dean Waite knows how to deal with insurance companies and will do whatever he can to fight for your compensation.

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Rollover accidents

Cars, SUVs and light trucks sometimes roll over during an accident. These types of accidents might occur for any number of reasons. Sometimes, it's because the driver was driving too fast or attempting to make a turn at a high rate of speed.

Other times, design defects contribute to the cause of the accident. Specifically, some SUVs have been known to tip over due to a flaw in their design. A rollover might occur because of a tire blowout. In some cases, tire tread separation might occur because of a manufacturing defect. If you or a loved one was a victim of an SUV rollover accident that might be due to a defective design, contact our law firm immediately. We can help you take legal action against the vehicle manufacturer or parts manufacturer.

Rollover accident cases can be extremely complicated. Whether it was caused by a defect or a reckless driver, you don't have to be on your own in your quest for justice. Make sure you have an experienced Alabama rollover accident attorney on your side you can trust. Make sure you contact us.

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Head-on collisions

When two vehicles collide head on into each other, the damage to both vehicles can be significant. Serious car accident injuries or even fatalities frequently occur due to the speed and force of two cars crashing head on. A head-on crash might lead to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, internal injuries or other catastrophic injuries. In fatality cases, we may be able to help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

You might feel overwhelmed after a serious accident. Some people postpone contacting a lawyer after such a serious crash to focus on the medical issues often associated with such accidents.

And yet, that's exactly why you should contact us as soon as possible. Mobile, AL head-on collision attorney Dean Waite can focus on all the legal issues associated with your accident. That way, your family can deal with the physical and emotional aftermath of your accident.

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Hit-and-run accidents

When another driver causes your accident and flees the scene without warning, it's natural to feel angry, confused and upset. Hit-and-run car wrecks are among the most frustrating accidents we deal with at Dean Waite & Associates, LLC.

In most cases, you will need to deal with your own insurance company to receive compensation for your hit-and-run accident. If you have uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage, your insurance company should compensate you. This might sound straightforward. But don't count on your insurance company to be cooperative. Most insurance companies (even your own) only care about one thing - paying injury victims as little as possible.

Mobile, AL hit-and-run accident attorney Dean Waite knows how to investigate such accidents and has years of experience successfully negotiating with uncooperative insurance companies. That's because he stays focused on what really matters - your best interests.

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Uninsured/Underinsured Accidents

Alabama has laws regulating the minimum amount of car insurance drivers must have in the state. Under state law, Alabama drivers must have $50,000 per accident for total bodily injury or death, $25,000 per person for bodily injury or death and $25,000 for property damage.

That might seem like a lot of money. But in many cases, the minimum amount of insurance coverage does not even begin to cover the true cost of many motor vehicle accidents. That's why many accident victims need to take legal action in order to be fairly compensated.

This is especially true if you're the victim of a car wreck caused by a driver without auto insurance. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's reckless behavior. That's why Dean Waite works so hard on accidents involving uninsured or underinsured drivers.

In Alabama, auto insurance companies are required to provide Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist (UM and UIM) coverage on every policy, even if the policy holder does not ask for the coverage. You must sign a written waiver stating you do not want to the coverage if you do not want to have this type of coverage, which is not recommended.

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T-Bone/Broadside Accidents

One of the most serious types of accidents we handle at our law firm in Alabama involves a vehicle driving into the side of another car, often at an intersection. These types of accidents are known as T-bone or broadside accidents.

T-bone car accidents often occur when a driver runs a red light or a stop sign because they were doing something illegal – texting while driving, speeding, drinking and driving or perhaps even were asleep at the wheel.

Whatever the cause of your T-bone accident, don’t simply assume that you will be fairly compensated just because the other driver broke the law. Often, you need to demand the compensation you need and deserve. That’s why you need attorney Dean Waite on your side, demanding justice.

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Fatal Car Accidents

The death of a loved one is upsetting under any circumstances. However, when a family member dies in a car accident due to someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, the flood of emotions can be overwhelming, including anger, depression, frustration and confusion.

Fortunately, you’re not alone. Our experienced legal team at Dean Waite & Associates, LLC can work with your family and make sure you receive the attention you need and deserve after your fatal car accident. We understand how the legal system works in Alabama and have experience successfully filing wrongful death lawsuits.

Put your trust in a law firm that puts your family’s needs first. Schedule a free case evaluation today and learn more about your legal rights as a surviving family member. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss.

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