Common Types of Car Accidents in Tampa and Sarasota

Car accidents come in many, many forms, and they are all exceptionally dangerous. There are, however, certain types of car accidents that are more common than others in the Tampa and Sarasota area. If another motorist’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident of any kind, don’t wait to reach out to an experienced car accident attorney serving Tampa and Sarasota today.

Rear-End Accidents

Some of the most common accidents are rear-end accidents, and they can also be among the most serious. Far from mere fender benders, rear-end accidents can cause very serious injuries. Rear-end accidents are often the result of distracted drivers who eschew the duty of care they owe others on the road and simply barrel forward – hoping for the best.

T-Bone Accidents and Sideswipes

T-bone accidents are especially common in intersections, where traffic traveling in all directions converges. When another vehicle plows into the side of your car (forming the shape of a T), the impact can be immense, and because the vehicles we drive are less well protected on their sides, the resulting physical injuries can be devastating.

While any kind of driver negligence can lead to a T-bone accident, they are often the result of drivers who engage in the following dangerous practices:

Sideswipe accidents are similar to T-bone accidents, but they tend to involve a distracted driver who drifts out of his or her lane and swipes into the side of another vehicle. Sideswipes can push the other vehicle out of their lane, thus compounding the danger of these already serious accidents.


The single most important – and dangerous – factor when it comes to rollovers is excess speed. The danger and terror associated with rolling over on the road are difficult to overstate.

Hit and Runs

Being injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence is difficult, but when the at-fault motorist simply drives away instead of stopping in accordance with the law, the situation is that much more upsetting – and you can expect your claim to be that much more complicated. Hit and runs are often the result of driver negligence, such as impairment, that the at-fault driver is attempting to hide.

Head-on Accidents

It is difficult to conceive of an accident more terrifying than one that is caused by another vehicle barreling toward you from the wrong direction. Head-on accidents are exceptionally dangerous, and they are often the result of extreme driver impairment or distraction.

Consult with an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Serving Tampa and Sarasota Today

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, the formidable car accident attorneys at Matthews Injury Law – proudly serving both Tampa and Sarasota – are committed to skillfully advocating for your rights in pursuit of your case’s optimal outcome. Your case is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 813-530-1000 today.