Types of Car Accidents in Laredo, TX


In 2022, there were 5,994 car accidents in Laredo, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. These crashes were responsible for 20 fatalities, 112 serious injuries, and thousands of other possible injuries.

If you were injured in an accident, our experienced car accident lawyers in Laredo want to help. We have over 45 years of combined experience handling all types of car accidents, including:

Rear-End Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the most common type of motor vehicle accident is when one vehicle’s front hits the back of the vehicle in front of it. These accidents represent approximately 29% of all motor vehicle crashes. Rear-end accident can often be more complex than one may think and fault is not always due to the rear driver. Our Laredo rear-end accident lawyer can help determine who is truly at fault.

According to the NHTSA, some of the leading causes of rear-end accidents include:

  • Distractions
  • Following too closely
  • Inattention
  • Failure to respond to a stopped or decelerating lead vehicle 

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions do not happen with the same regularity as rear-end collisions. However, they are much more likely to result in fatalities or catastrophic injuries. They make up about 10% of fatal auto accidents.

Leading reasons for head-on collisions include:

  • Driving the wrong way
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Impairment by drugs or alcohol
  • Distractions

Sideswipe Collisions 

Sideswipe collisions occur when one vehicle impacts the side of another vehicle. A vehicle may drift into an adjoining lane when a driver is texting or otherwise distracted. These accidents can also occur when drivers fail to check their blind spots and merge into a lane already occupied by another vehicle.  

T-Bone Crashes 

Side-impact, or T-bone, crashes occur when one vehicle’s front hits the side of another. These crashes often occur at intersections or when one driver is turning left. The driver turning may fail to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic or run a red light or stop sign. 

Rollovers 

According to the United States Department of Transportation, rollover crashes are more likely to be fatal than any other type of car accident. These accidents tend to occur more often with SUVs and vans that are more top-heavy. They involve the vehicle making a quarter turn or more. 

Single-Vehicle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, approximately 52% of motor vehicle fatalities occur in single-vehicle accidents. You may have a viable personal injury claim for a single-vehicle accident if:

  • You were a passenger in the vehicle.
  • A defective auto part caused the accident.
  • Another motorist acted negligently, causing the driver to veer into an accident situation.

Chain-Reaction Crashes

A chain-reaction crash involves a series of collisions that originated from another crash. Vehicles may quickly pile up in the accident, especially when it occurs on the freeway or in heavy traffic. 

Hurt in a Car Accident? Contact Our Legal Team Today

Any of the above types of collisions described above can result in severe injuries and consequences. At Gonzalez Druker Law Firm, we are trusted injury lawyers in Laredo. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We are ready to put our knowledge and skills to work for you. Call us at (956) 539-3745 for your free consultation. We are available 24/7. The call is free, and you are not obligated to go any further. We offer a free consultation, so if there is no recovery, there is no fee.