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There are regularly over 3,000 car accident fatalities and hundreds of thousands of car accident injuries on our California roads every year. The highest concentration of car accident fatalities occur in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Car accident injuries can be minimal to severe including death. Some types of car accidents are more likely to cause severe injuries and death than other types. Practicing safe driving and defensive driving can help to avoid car accidents, but since you have no control over the other drivers on the road and cannot anticipate every move they make, there are some accidents that cannot be avoided.

Types of Car Accidents

As mentioned above, there are several types of common car accident scenarios and some of them are more likely to cause severe injuries than others. See below for descriptions of different types of car accidents.

  • Side impact collision – Side impact collisions are also known as t-bone accidents where the front of one car strikes the side of another car. These accidents often take place at intersections when one driver fails to follow the traffic signal or when a driver is turning across traffic. According to the Insure Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) side, impact collisions account for about 25% of all car accidents. Side impact collisions are dangerous because there is little vehicle material on the sides of cars to absorb impact energy and shield occupants.
  • Rear end collisions – Rear end collisions happen frequently where the front of one car strikes the back of another car. Rear end accidents are sometimes referred to as whiplash accidents because whiplash is a common injury in this type of accident. It can take several days to start to feel the effects of whiplash injury.
  • Head on collisions – Head on collisions usually happen when one car crosses the center lane on a two-lane road and hits another vehicle head-on. These accidents are extremely dangerous because the injuries are often severe to fatal. Head on collisions happen suddenly and are hard to avoid.
  • Rollover collisions – Only about 1% of car accidents are rollover collisions, but rollover accidents account for about 1/3 of accident fatalities according to IIHS. Rollover accidents often occur in rural areas and resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Excessive speed and alcohol impairment are common factors in rollover accidents.

Causes of Auto Accidents

Common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, driving under the influence, speeding, weather conditions, night driving, and reckless driving. Car accident experts at Eugene Bruno & Associates have experience with all types of car accidents. We expertly conduct investigations to discover the causes of car accidents and gather the evidence necessary to prove the defendant’s fault.

Injury Recovery Options After an El Cajon Car Accident

Accident victims may recover damages that include medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, disfigurement and disability, lost wages, and loss of future earnings. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact an El Cajon car accident attorney or El Cajon personal injury lawyer at Eugene Bruno & Associates at 1-888-BRUNO-88 (1-888-278-6688) to schedule a consultation.