Getting into a car accident can be a traumatic experience whether it is your fault or not. If you are involved in a rear, frontal or side collision while traveling in Hawaii, you could sustain serious injuries.
Rear collisions are among the most common
A rear collision can happen for a variety of reasons such as another motorist following too closely or driving too fast for road conditions. In either scenario, the driver operating the car that hit yours has less time to take evasive action even if fully alert when the motor vehicle accident took place. Rear collisions can also be caused by backing up into another car, person or object or if you apply the brake in heavy traffic without warning.
Frontal collisions are also fairly common
A frontal collision may happen because another motorist was driving in the wrong direction on a road or highway at the time of impact. It may also happen because another motorist who was originally in the correct lane drifts over a median and makes contact with your car. In some cases, a car could be pushed or spun toward the front of your car by another vehicle just prior to impact.
Causes of accidents involving one vehicle
If you are driving on an icy road, your car could lose control and fall into a ditch or collide with a tree. Single motor vehicle accidents are also the result of drunk or impaired driving or failing to pay attention to road conditions in favor of talking to a passenger or on your cellphone.
Motor vehicle accidents may result in serious injuries and property damage. You can use witness statements, video footage or other evidence in an effort to prove that another person or entity was responsible for your losses.