A collision or car crash is the basis of virtually all car accidents. It simply means that your car, truck or vehicle hit some other object. Collisions can be minor or very serious, and may involve property damage, injuries and even death.
The most common collisions we think of involve two vehicles hitting each other. This can include rear end collisions, head on collisions and dozens of other types of motor vehicle accidents. However, not all collisions involve a car hitting another car. Other common collisions include:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Car hitting a bicyclist or pedestrian
- Collisions with semi trucks
- Hitting road debris or an animal
- Running off the road and hitting a tree, building, utility pole, etc.
In Georgia, all car accident victims have rights. After the accident, your insurance company will investigate and make a decision about who caused the accident, either by deliberately breaking the law or simply through negligence. The responsible party or their insurance company is then responsible for all of the damages caused by the accident—including medical bills and property damage. Anyone injured in a car accident should speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Although rare, it is possible for a car accident to happen without a collision. Defective tires can cause car accidents where the vehicle has not collided with any other object.
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