Auto accidents are a common fact of life, especially when you live in Southern California where everything is so spread out that you virtually have to own a vehicle in order to survive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2011, there were an estimated 2.22 million people injured in motor vehicle crashes, and 32,367 fatalities in that same year. In general, types of car accidents fall into one of the following four categories:
- Lane departure crashes,
- Collisions that take place at junctions,
- Collisions where a pedestrian or bicyclist is struck, and
- Collisions with animals such as dogs, cats and deer.
Although other types of collisions can and do occur, the above four examples are the most common. A motor vehicle can be struck from the rear as in a rear-end collision, or from the side in a side-impact collision, otherwise known as a T-bone accident, or the front-ends of two vehicles can collide in perhaps the most dangerous collision of all, the head-on collision. Victims of these types of car accidents should obtain legal counsel from a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at the Ghozland Law Firm. Our legal team has a decade of experience in dealing with car collisions.