Types of California Car Accidents

With so many cars on Los Angeles highways and roadways, it is no wonder that there are also so many different types of car accidents as well. Leading the nation in both fatal and nonfatal car accidents, the state of California's numbers continue to rise with the growing population. The type of Los Angeles car accident you get into can play a big role in the nature and scope of your injuries and proving fault. For instance, absent a very small exception, 

Types of California Car Accidents

  • Rear-end collisions: Tailgating and distracted driving are the two most common reasons for rear-end collisions in California. We recently blogged about how common (and why) rear-end collisions are in beach cities like Santa Monica and your legal options following this type of accident. 
  • Lane change: Failure to signal, blind spots and other issues make California lane change car accidents the most common cause of car accidents in the state. Most likely to happen on a freeway like the 405 or 101 during busier traffic times, lane change car accidents can lead to serious sometimes deadly injuries. 
  • Side Impact: Also commonly referred to as t-bone, side impact car accidents usually happen when one car or truck is breaking a traffic law, like running a red light or stop sign.
  • Texting and Driving Accidents: Just because texting and driving is illegal in California does not mean that it doesn't happen all the time. Drivers don't realize just how distracting texting and driving is and it continues to cause major and minor California car accidents. 
  • Multi-vehicle accidents: A rear-end collision can turn into multiple rear-end collisions very quickly depending on how close and fast cars are moving in relation to each other. California multi-vehicle accidents can be more complicated when it comes to attributing fault which is why t is always best to work with an experienced California car accident attorney to maximize your settlement. 

While the types of accidents can vary depending on many factors, one cause of a Los Angeles car accident that continues to grow is distracted driving. While texting is the most cited example of California distracted driving accidents, it is certainly not the only available distraction for drivers. There are three main types of distracted driving-- visual (looking away from the road ahead of you), manual (taking your hands off the wheel or foot off the pedal) and cognitive (temporarily or permanently lacking the mental awareness required to drive). Within each of those classifications are lots of examples from applying makeup to eating to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If a driver was distracted when they hit you then they are breaking a traffic law and at least partially responsible for your car accident. 

Wondering if you have a case and want an honest evaluation? Know you have a case but not sure where to get started with the legal process? Walch Law is here to help. Give us a call today for an obligation-free consultation on your car accident. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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