Covington Accident Types

Common Types of Collisions

Drivers who have just experienced a car accident in Covington, Lake Ponchatrain, or other parts of metro New Orleans generally do not think about the type of accident right away. First thoughts are to your safety, the safety of passengers, and the damage to your vehicle. That makes sense—but it’s important that you can explain what kind of accident you had when you talk to the police or file a claim for damages.

Our law office assists clients who need to claim damages with insurance companies or prove that they are owed money in court. We talk you through the legal requirements for proving your case, so you can develop an idea of where you stand. Knowing some basic, non-legal terminology might help you describe what happened (but, remember, only to the police, the insurer, and the court).

Car Accidents in Covington, Lake Ponchatrain, and New Orleans

Rear impacts lead crashes in the U.S. These are accidents where another car hits yours from the back. These normally aren’t fatal, but you could have some medical bills and expensive car repairs.

Side impacts are when your vehicle is hit from the side, usually in an intersection. The likelihood of injury is higher than in a rear impact and the vehicle damage can be costly.

Run-off collisions occur when your car is run off the road. These can be emotionally damaging, because there may be several moments of conscious fear during the loss of control. The likelihood of severe injury is high.

Rollovers are when your car physically rolls over. Your car may be destroyed and, again, there may be several moments of conscious fear.

Head-on collisions account for a minor percentage of U.S. car accidents, but these accidents—when your car hits another vehicle or object head-on—are usually catastrophic and can change your life forever.

Call toll-free 866-916-0731 or use our convenient quick contact form after a car accident in Covington.

The Reeves Law Firm
Attorneys at Law

381 Highway 21 Suite 205
Madisonville, LA 70447

Toll Free: 866.916.0731
Fax: 985.845.4372


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