California residents are no stranger to car accidents. Although many drivers try to be diligent, an accident can still occur and leave those involved reeling with injuries. These are a few common types of crashes.
Drivers who suddenly stop short can end up in rear-end collisions. These motor vehicle accidents usually happen when a driver is stopped at a red light or stop sign or when they brake on a highway to avoid hitting an animal or object on the road. In most cases, the driver at the rear is the one at fault. However, the front driver is liable if the front vehicle stops because of distraction, intoxication or fatigue.
A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles crash into one another front the front. Although the fronts of modern vehicles come equipped with safety measures to protect drivers and passengers, these accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Often, they occur when a vehicle travels down a lane the wrong way or begins turning while another vehicle goes straight and they collide.
A T-bone accident happens when one car hits another in the side. The collision resembles a T when impact occurs, which is why it’s named as such. Usually, this happens when a driver fails to yield the right of way or goes through a red light or stop sign. Occupants in vehicles that get hit can suffer serious injuries due to the lack of a buffer zone when T-bone accidents occur.
Single-vehicle accidents involve a driver losing control of their car and striking an object. This could be a tree, guardrail, curb or something else. Depending on the impact and what the vehicle hits, these accidents can be minor or severe.
All car accidents have the propensity to leave severe consequences in their wake. Seeking medical attention is crucial regardless of the type of accident you have experienced.