Most Common Types of California Accidents
When someone around you starts telling a story about the time they were in a motor vehicle accident, most of us would probably envision a disaster that involves two separate private, passenger cars. California, however, is home to one of the highest number of annual vehicle accidents, some of which did not involve any car at all. Each of these various kinds of collisions takes place in depressingly high volumes all throughout the state.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, about 2.5 million passengers and drivers sustain injuries from vehicle accidents every single year across America, and about 36,000 of those people die as a result of the injuries they sustained during those accidents. A substantial portion of these auto accidents could have been avoided altogether as they were the result of negligence on the driver’s part.
Not only that, but a lot of people sustain injuries that are the result of car manufacturing faults. For example, airbags that do not deploy properly, seat belts that come undone for seemingly no reason at all, or truck roofs that are unable to endure a rollover accident could be the fault of an auto manufacturer. Each of these types of accidents has the ability to cause severe injuries in the unfortunate event that you are involved in an auto accident.
According to research that was compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people who are injured in motorcycle collisions are almost at 40 times greater risk of having their injuries lead to their death than people who are inside of a car. Even though bikers are often blamed for speeding and other careless actions, accidents that involve a motorcycle are most often due to the negligence of other drivers on the road. The drivers of standard passenger vehicles usually do not look in their car’s blindspots properly prior to changing lanes, they do not leave a safety cushion of space behind motorcyclists, or they neglect to let a motorcyclist have their fair right of way. Any of these or other reckless actions can end up being fatal for a person who is riding a motorcycle, especially since they usually have the least amount of protection between them and the road.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury as the result of any type of car accident for which you were not the negligent party, then California law allows for you to collect on damages that the other driver’s negligence has cost you. Here at the Los Angeles Injury Group, we have personal injury attorneys who have spent decades assisting California residents in recovering the losses that they deserve and are actually entitled to under the law. If you have been injured in a car accident in the state of California and would like to have a free consultation with a qualified personal injury attorney regarding your case, then please give us a call at 310-954-7248 as soon as possible.