Involved in a car or auto accident in Los Angeles? You aren’t alone. Due to the sheer number of cars on California roadways, traffic collisions are all to common in our busy city. Whether you were injured while driving a truck or riding a motorcycle, all auto-related accidents fall under the larger category of traffic collisions in terms of insurance reporting. Further, all auto accidents in Los Angeles are classified by the manner or mechanism of the collision. Examples of mechanisms of collision include rear end impacts, rollover, off road collisions, head on crashes and side or T- bone collisions. While all collisions are considered dangerous, head on collisions, rollovers and side collision often lead to more fatalities than the others.
A head-on collision occurs when two vehicles, driving from opposite directions, collide front to front. This might be the result of a drunk driver in Los Angeles who is not aware he is driving on the wrong side of the road. An off-road collision involves a motor vehicle that swerves off the road or is knocked off the road by another car or object. May off-road collisions lead to steep drop or rollovers and can be lethal. Side impact collision generally occur at intersection of the road were one vehicle is turning while the other fail to yield to the right of way at a red light or stop sign. An experienced car accident lawyer in Los Angeles can help you determine which type of collision you were involved in and if you were at fault.
A rear end collision in Los Angeles is often caused by speeding or distracted driving, such as texting while driving. The most common are simple taps, but depending on the car speeds, can be fatal. And don’t forget to buckle up: those who fail to wear safety belt are 60% more likely of dying or being injured in an accident. More tips on safe driving can be found here.
As we stated, distracted driving is the reason behind many auto accidents in Los Angeles. Texting while driving multiple the risk of a vehicle accident by 23.1%. And at least 25% of the fatal accidents in California are a result of drug or alcohol use or both of them. Serious accidents involving a motor vehicle and pedestrian accounts for the death of more than 250 people in Los Angeles alone. Prepare yourself and read this article on what to do if you are involved in a Los Angeles car accident.
It is important to drive safely but sometimes safe drivers are involved in auto accidents that were not their fault. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a Los Angeles auto accident because of someone else’s unsafe or distracted driving, contact an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer to discuss whether or not you might be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
Please know that if you or a loved one have been injured in a Los Angeles car accident and are suffering physically and financially because of someone else’s negligence (such as texting and driving or drinking and driving), there is legal help. Contact an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer today. You might be able to recover money for your injuries, including compensatory damages. The law is on your side and so are the experienced accident lawyers at The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq.