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Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Types

South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Clients Injured in Various Types of Car Accidents

Any car accident is likely to leave you feeling shaken and frustrated, especially because any type of car crash in South Florida has the potential to cause serious injury and property damage.  The type of car accident involved can influence not only the type and severity of the resulting physical injuries, but the type of crash can also impact which driver was at-fault and, thus, financially responsible for the damage caused in the accident.  Regardless of the type of car accident in which you were injured, you need a strong legal advocate by your side to ensure you receive a compensation package that is fair and fully accounts for the cost of your injuries.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we understand how overwhelming it can feel to sustain injuries in any type of car accident.  If your injuries were severe, receiving a fair settlement package can influence your financial stability and physical well-being far into the future.  Our car accident lawyers are passionate about getting justice for South Florida car accident victims by holding at-fault parties accountable to the fullest extent possible.  If you sustained injuries in any type of car accident in South Florida, contact us today so that we can explore options for recovering compensation in your case.

Common Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Types

Regardless of the type of car accident involved, many variables can come into play to influence the outcome of the crash itself.  Our experienced car accident lawyers handle all types of car accidents in South Florida, including:

  • Rear-end collisions.  Rear-end car crashes are a common type of car accident in South Florida, and generally occur when one vehicle follows another too closely, and so has insufficient time to stop in order to prevent the crash.  While the driver in the rear is commonly responsible for this type of car accident, this is not always the case depending upon the specific circumstances involved—for example, a driver may unexpectedly pull out in front of your vehicle and leave you with insufficient time to avoid this type of accident.
  • Head-on crashes.  Head-on car crashes can cause some of the most significant injuries of the various types of car accidents, primarily because the speed that impacts the accident is often virtually doubled because the force of each moving vehicle must be considered.  Although airbags can be effective in this type of accident, airbags themselves can cause serious injuries in some cases.
  • Rollover accidents. Single-vehicle rollover accidents can be caused by a number of factors, such as a defect in the vehicle or other conditions on the road itself. Although this type of car accident is most commonly associated with larger SUVs, rollover accidents can occur in any type of vehicle.
  • Side-impact collisions.  This type of car crash is also known as a “T-bone” accident, where one vehicle strikes the side of another.  Depending upon whether someone is seated on the side of the car impacted by the crash, side-impact collisions can cause devastating injuries.
  • Sideswipe accidents. Sideswipe accidents are a type of car crash that typically occur when vehicles are merging and leave insufficient space for the cars around them or fail to check their blind spots.  Injuries caused by this type of car accident may be even more severe if one driver loses control of the vehicle.
  • Multi-vehicle accidents.  Multi-vehicle accidents are a type of car accident that both have the potential to cause severe injury and also present complications in determining liability for the crash itself.  In some cases, fault may have to be apportioned between several drivers in these cases.
  • Hit-and-run crashes.  Hit-and-run car accidents present both civil and criminal issues.  In this type of car accident case, identifying witnesses and/or surveillance footage of the accident scene can be critical to locating the at-fault driver and holding that party responsible for the crash.

Skilled Injury Lawyers Fight for Florida Car Crash Victims’ Right to Full and Fair Compensation

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our seasoned car accident lawyers understand that car accidents come in all shapes and sizes.  In some cases, the type of car accident may even be a single-vehicle accident caused by some type of defect with the car itself, for which the manufacturer or designer of the vehicle component may be responsible.  Complications can also arise when the car accident involves a pedestrian or bicyclist or takes place in a parking lot. Regardless of the complications presented by the type of car accident involved, our skilled personal injury lawyers are here to fight for full compensation in your case.

Call Today for a Free Initial Consultation with Our Seasoned South Florida Car Accident Lawyers

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our skilled personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling South Florida car crash cases and we’ve seen every type of car accident imaginable.  If you have sustained injuries in any type of car crash that was caused by another party’s careless or reckless driving, we can help explore possibilities for recovering full compensation for those injuries.  We provide all potential clients with a free initial consultation, so call today or fill out this online contact form describing your case.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Types

FAQ: How can the type of car accident in which I was injured impact my injuries and recovery?  

The type of car accident involved can impact the ways in which you are injured in a car accident in many ways.  For example, if the accident was a side-impact type accident to the driver’s side of the vehicle, your injuries may be much more severe than if the other vehicle hit the empty passenger side.  Additionally, if the size of the other vehicle was much larger than your vehicle, you may sustain more serious and lasting injuries than those resulting from other types of crashes.

FAQ: I was involved in a single-vehicle type car accident and don’t know what caused it.  What should I do?  

After seeking medical attention, consult with a skilled car accident lawyer.  We can conduct an investigation into what actually caused the accident, which may not have been your fault even if you were the only person involved.  Defects within the vehicle itself could have caused you to lose control of the vehicle and run off the road or rollover. In these cases, we can pursue a claim for compensation based upon the defect in the vehicle component itself, which may require an in-depth investigation.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.


Vivian B.

John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!


John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.


I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.


Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.


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