Between YouTube and other video sharing sites, there are plenty of videos out there that feature car accidents. Sometimes, these may provide you some insight into a car crash that you’ve been involved in. When car crashes happen, they tend to happen so quickly that people have hazy memories of what went on. If this happens to you, check out some videos so that you can decipher what happened in your crash.
There are plenty of videos of T-bone accidents. These happen at intersections, most often, when a driver speeds through an intersection crossways from the flow of traffic that is already passing through. These are particularly dangerous because the driver or passenger may only have a door protecting them from the impact, as opposed to the entire front or back end of the car.
Off the Road
There are a lot of videos that show vehicles skidding off of the road for one reason or another. If you just want some driving safety tips, these can be good places to look. Some of the videos feature drivers doing exactly the right thing—turn into the skid, keep the back of the car from passing the front—and other feature them panicking and ending up in the ditch or hitting another car. Take a look at these to refresh your driver’s education memories.
Rear end accidents are also very common. They’re very commonly the reasons behind vehicle-related lawsuits, as well. This is because negligence is oftentimes a factor in these wrecks. Sometimes, the driver that strikes the vehicle is negligent and sometimes the driver who gets hit is negligent. You can sometimes see the negligence—not signaling, not braking, etc.—right on the video.
Reviewing What Happened
Some attorneys have a helpful car crash video library that you can use to get some idea of how accidents happen. In fact, some lawyers actually use computer technology to recreate accidents that their clients have been in for evidence. The physics of car wrecks are very well understood, so lawyers can use these tools to help a jury understand how the driver at fault was negligent.
Take a look at some videos if you’re not sure what happened in your car wreck. You may find that the answers are there waiting for you and it may let you know whether or not talking to a lawyer would be helpful for you.