Quiz:What Are the Four Most Common Types of Car Accidents in California?
How would you score on a quiz about the most common types of car accidents in California? Now is your chance to find out. Write down your answers and then read on to learn not only what the most common types of car accidents are, but how Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas can help you if you are involved in one. Remember that you can call us at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
- Read-End Collisions The most common type of auto accident in the state is the rear-end accident. It often occurs because the car in front slows down suddenly, and the car behind them is not able to stop abruptly enough to avoid a collision. It can also occur because the car in the rear was tailgating and did not leave enough time to stop.
- Side-Impact Collisions Also known as t-bone accidents, this type of collision involves one car hitting another car in the side. This can do very little damage or it can total the other vehicle. It generally depends on how fast both vehicles were moving and the type of vehicles they were.
- Head-On Impacts The head-on collision is not only one of the most common types of accidents, but it is one of the most deadly. It happens when one car hits another car head-on, as the name implies. This often happens at high speeds, and the most common reason is a drunk driver driving the wrong way on a street or highway. However, head-on impacts can also involve just a single vehicle, such as when a car hits a tree, animal, or another obstacle.
- Multi-Vehicle Accidents Also known as pile-ups, a multi-vehicle accident involves at least three vehicles. They are most common on busy roads, and especially common on highways and freeways. These are very dangerous accidents that are more likely than an average accident to involve fatalities. Vehicles can hit a single car at several angles and many times. It can be difficult or impossible to escape, and when a person exits their car to do so, they can increase their risk of being killed.
Unfortunately, multi-vehicle accidents are becoming more common than ever before; recent statistics show that they are up 50% compared to single-vehicle accidents.
How did you do on the quiz? Whether you scored 0%, 100%, or somewhere in between, if you have been injured in a car accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney who can help you. Call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas now at 909-982-0707 to request a free legal consultation.