All San Diego Car Accidents are Tragic Events
If you have been injured in one, you should immediately contact a battle tested San Diego injury lawyer to discuss the details of your accident and to determine if you are eligible for compensation for your medical bills and other expenses incurred by the negligence of another driver.
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous of San Diego car accidents and occur when 2 vehicles hit one another, both in the front portions of the cars. In some cases, a head-on collision occurs when 1 car strikes a stationary object.
With 2 cars, however, it is most frequently the case that a head-on crash takes place when one vehicle accidentally crosses the center line and drives into oncoming traffic, causing a collision. Head-on collisions occur in 2% of all crashes, according to the NHTSA.
When a car flips onto its side or roof, it's considered a rollover accident which occurs as the result of:
- a rear-impact;
- head-on collision, or
- if the vehicle in question attempts a sharp turn while driving at high speeds.
Sport utility vehicles and trucks are the most likely to tip over, and as a result, many of these vehicles have attempted to reduce certain steering wheel capabilities to prevent sharp turning at high speeds. Rollovers comprise a little more than 2% of all accidents, but constitute a disproportionately higher number of deaths.
There are other types of accidents, but these are among the most common and constitute the most accidents and injuries per year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you have been injured in any type of accident, be sure to document the type of collision you have been involved in and make that information available to your San Diego injury lawyer.