We understand that no two car accidents are alike and that the injuries from two very similar accidents can be very different depending on many different factors. However, there are some types of car accidents that are more common than others that we have experience representing in personal injury lawsuits in the San Diego Superior Court, which we have listed below. Keep in mind that the type of car accident, while it does play some role in the process that we will follow while seeking your compensation for your injuries, is not as important as having an attorney who understands how to calculate and quantify all of the damages that you are entitled to.
Take a look below at some common car accidents in San Diego, and contact us as soon as possible to start working on your personal injury case. If you do not see anything listed below that resembles the type of accident that you were involved in, it does not mean that we are unable to help you. Contact us as soon as possible for your free initial consultation where you will be able to discuss the specifics of your accident, your injuries, and what we see as the most appropriate path forward towards getting you the money that you need and deserve.
Aggressive Driving Accidents
Aggressive driving accidents are serious incidents and can be very traumatic if you are involved in one as a result of someone else’s aggressive actions. After the accident, there may be additional fear of the other driver’s reactions that could put you in a more dangerous situation than you are already in. Some instances of aggressive driving can include tailgating, swerving or trying to run other drivers off the road, passing on the right, or making threatening gestures to other vehicles.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving accidents result when a driver either takes their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel or their mind off of their task. This can include things like texting while driving, playing with a GPS while in motion, eating in traffic, or a driver simply letting their mind wander and absentmindedly rear-ending another vehicle at a stop sign. Some distracted driving accidents are easier to prove than others, as in cases when the driver admits to using their phone, whereas a driver whose mind was wandering is harder to prove.
Head-on collisions are serious crashes and can cause catastrophic injuries. When two vehicles are approaching each other at 30 miles per hour and one drifts into the other lane, the resulting collision takes place at 60 miles an hour, which does not even take the weight or size of the vehicle into consideration. The abrupt stop that both vehicles will experience will jerk the passengers around violently and can cause a wide range of injuries or death.
Highway Car Accidents
Driving on the highway can be intimidating, and the stakes are high when it comes to getting into a collision with other drivers. Because of the high speeds that all vehicles are traveling at, there may be more damage and injury that results from the accident than if the vehicles were traveling at lower speeds. A good personal injury attorney in San Diego will be able to make sure that all damages are accounted for in this accident.
Hit and Run Accidents
A hit and run accident can be a traumatic experience for the victims since in addition to the actual collision they will then need to endure the anxiety of watching the person responsible for the accident flee the scene. While these cases can be very stressful, we will be able to help you with your personal injury case in a way that will help you focus on recovery.
Intersections have a variety of different rules about how to pass through them, depending on whether they use traffic lights, yields, rotaries, or stop signs. When someone violates the rules for traveling through the intersection, they put themselves and everyone else in danger. If you are in an accident at an intersection, you will want to work with a car accident lawyer to establish fault for the incident first.
All cars have blind spots, which means that the driver needs to be extra aware of this fact when they decide to change lanes. In the case of motorcycles, vehicles changing lanes pose an even bigger threat because of how small the vehicle is, and how exposed the rider is. While in many cases determining fault for a lane-change accident is fairly straightforward, the claims process may not be as simple.
Reckless driving covers a wide range of offenses, from speeding to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In general, reckless driving is a general term for anyone who is indicating that they have little or no regard for the rules of the road or the safety of those around them as they operate a vehicle dangerously.
A rear-end collision can happen in a case when a lead vehicle needs to quickly hit their brakes to avoid an unexpected obstacle or may happen at a red light or stop sign as a result of a distracted driver who did not realize that traffic had slowed or stopped. Regardless, these types of accidents commonly cause whiplash and other injuries that can result in serious issues for the victim.