Common Types of Vehicle Collisions in California
Vehicle collisions are genuinely dreadful events that leave their victims confused, frightened, possibly injured, and coping with a situation that they did not see coming. The possible kinds of auto accidents vary widely, however, with most of them ending in some type of injury depending on the way that the accident took place. The kind of collision that occurred can also serve to aid in resolving the matter of which driver was negligent and how the collision should be handled. In terms of collecting compensation for damages and injuries, both of these are significant contributors to the outcome. Some of the most frequent kinds of auto accidents in California include:
Vehicle rollovers are hands down, one of the scariest and most dangerous types of vehicle accidents. This is due in part to the fact that the vehicles most likely to rollover are larger vehicles such as trucks and SUVs due to their higher center of gravity. A rollover occurs when a vehicle rolls over onto either its side or onto its roof. Once you factor in other contributing factors such as traveling at high speeds and taking sudden, sharp turns, a vehicle rollover could turn into a lethal car accident in the blink of an eye.
It is entirely possible to have another vehicle bump into your from behind in a parking lot, or while stopped at a red light and have it be no big deal at all. It is also entirely possible to have to brake suddenly on a California highway and have another vehicle careen into the back of your stopped car while they are going 75 miles per hour, resulting in incredibly severe injuries to everyone in your vehicle. It could also cause your car to go flying forward and rear-end the car that was in front of you, resulting in a pile-up for which you might be held partly liable.
Parking Lot Accidents
Parking lots are excellent at luring drivers into a false sense of security. In parking lots, vehicle accidents can take place between more than just two vehicles. The collision could just as likely involve a pedestrian or even a rogue shopping cart. Some parking lot incidents can even occur through no fault of your own, such as someone parking in the space next to you and denting the side of your car when they open their door or knocking your side view mirror off of your car. These kind of scenarios are especially aggravating because you as the victim are now tasked with trying to track down the party that caused the damage to your vehicle.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, no matter what type, that was the result of someone else’s carelessness or their malicious behavior, then you need to contact the Los Angeles Injury Group right away. We can go over the details of your case and help you to determine if you have a case that qualifies you for personal injury damages. If so, you may be entitled to collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you would like to discuss your accident in a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, then give us a call at 310-954-7248 today.