Most people are not surprised to learn that California has one of the highest rates of car accidents in the country. However, some are surprised to learn the four most common types of car accidents. Discover what they are and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you have been involved in one. We can offer you a free legal consultation so you’ll know exactly what your options are.
- Rollover accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Accidents at intersections
- Accidents involving a single car
A rollover accident can involve a car turning 90 degrees. It can involve a car turning 180 degrees and landing on its roof. A rollover accident can even result in a 360 degree turn in which the vehicle ends up right side up. While any car is capable of rolling over, an SUV or another large vehicle is at a much higher risk of rollover because the center of gravity is so much higher. This is why you’ll find many larger vehicles with rollover bars. Among rollover accidents, the most common cause is speeding. The results of these accidents can involve serious injuries to the spinal cord, brain, and chest.
When you look at every car accident in the country, the most common is the rear-end accident. According to the most recent statistics, about 25% of car accidents are rear-end accidents. They happen at traffic lights, stop signs, and anywhere else a vehicle stops. In most cases, they are the result of a driver not paying attention or cars traveling so closely on the highway that they’re not able to stop in time. The most common injuries with these types of accidents are spinal cord injuries and whiplash.
About one in three accidents occurs at an intersection. They are often the result of cars driving through red light when turning right, speeding up when they see a light yellow, or making left turns when they can’t actually see the road in front of them. The most common location for pedestrian accidents is also at crosswalks, where the pedestrian has the right of way but cars don’t yield.
Most people imagine more than one car involved when they think of a car accident, but many involve just one car. They may be a teenager behind the wheel who isn’t experienced and takes a turn too fast, a car hitting a pedestrian, or a drunk driver going off the road.
If you’ve been injured then you should make a call today
If you were involved in a car accident and suffered an injury then we highly recommend you contact a personal injury attorney for more information. When you contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000, we’ll start with a free consultation. You just let us know what happened and we’ll discuss your case. Based on the facts, we can offer our best advice on your options to proceed.