There are many types of car accidents, but some of the most common are rollovers, rear-end collisions and sideswipe accidents.
Different Factors That Cause Car Accidents
Several factors can attribute to car crashes such as distracted driving (i.e. texting/talking on a cell phone while driving), drunk driving, defective car parts, reckless driving and more.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
Common types of car accident injuries include whiplash, damage to the back and spinal cord, traumatic brain injury and burns. There are many more injuries that can result from auto accidents.
What to do Following an Accident
It’s important to have the following items on-hand in case of an accident:
- A current registration
- A valid and up-to-date car insurance ID card
- Paper and pen or pencil
- An SR1 form: You are required to fill this form out for any accident, even one that occurred on private property. It is a good idea to keep one in your glove compartment. They are readily available at any DMV office, or you can download the form at www.dmv.ca.gov.
If you are involved in an auto accident, it is important to maintain safety first. Be sure to get yourself and others the medical attention needed. Next, gather as much information as you can from all other drivers involved in the accident. Finally, contact a dedicated accident attorney.
Fatal Car Accidents
If you experience the tragedy of losing a loved one in a senseless auto accident, you deserve justice. While nobody can undo what’s been done, we can help families obtain financial compensation for their loss.
Under California law, part of the privilege of owning and operating a motor vehicle is the responsibility of having insurance that will help pay for financial losses and obligations in the event of an accident. Under the “financial responsibility laws,” the state also sets minimum limits of liability. Yet, even though it’s illegal to drive without insurance, as many as 20 percent of vehicles on California’s roads are either uninsured or woefully underinsured.