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Car accidents are the highest cause of death among healthy people in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2017 alone, an estimated 6,452.000 traffic crashes occurred, with 40,327 of accidents resulting in fatalities. While some accidents occur as a result of outside forces beyond our control, the vast majority of car accidents are a result of human error. If you’ve been injured in a car accident you believe was caused by another driver’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, no matter how minor your injuries are. At Christopher C. Vader PC, our La Quinta car accident attorney has decades of experience settling car accident cases and recovering damages successfully for clients. You shouldn’t have to suffer from financial debt when you’re already in physical pain – allow us to hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions.

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Types of Car Accidents

Whether you’re on the freeway, on a side road, or even driving through a residential neighborhood, car accidents can occur at any time and in a variety of situations. Reckless driving isn’t reserved for fast-paced highways – it can even happen in a parking lot and involve pedestrians.

Common types of car accidents that result in injuries include:

  • Rollovers: One of the most dangerous types of car accidents, rollovers occur when a vehicle flips onto its side or roof, blocking the road and pinning passengers to the ground. These are often caused by sharp turns at high speed and can lead to serious injuries including spinal cord injuries and brain trauma.
  • Rear-end collisions: These accidents can be caused by braking suddenly, braking too late, or by tailgating. Cars that are following other cars too closely create a risk of hitting them from behind when the car in front comes to a stop. The driver of the car that rear-ends the car in front is typically at fault, and whiplash is a common injury.
  • Head-on collisions: These accidents occur when the front ends of two vehicles impact one another, causing catastrophic injuries that are often fatal. These accidents can occur when a driver who is impaired or driving recklessly drifts or swerves into opposing traffic.
  • Side-impact collisions: Often called “T-bone” accidents, these occur when the side of a car is hit, and often occur in busy intersections. The passengers on the impacted side of the car often sustain severe injuries.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Injuries from car accidents can range depending on the situation, and can be as minor as whiplash, requiring chiropractor treatment, or serious and demand surgery or intensive medical care. Even if you initially emerge from your accident with no discernible injuries, it’s still important to monitor your body in the days following the accident, as injuries can appear later.

Common injuries can be physical and mental, and include:

  • Whiplash
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Scrapes and cuts
  • Broken ribs
  • Head and brain trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord and neck injuries
  • PTSD

Common Forms of Negligence on the Road

While poor weather conditions and night driving can play a role in car accidents, all drivers are still expected to exercise control and responsibility on the road. The reality is that many car accidents are caused by driver negligence.

Common forms of negligence on the road that cause accidents include:

  • Distracted driving: The top cause of car accidents in the U.S. today, distracted driving can include texting, making calls, and eating or drinking while at the wheel, which causes drivers to divert their attention from the road. Distracted drivers often miss important traffic signals, brake too late when approaching slowed traffic, or collide with other vehicles in their blind spots.
  • Speeding: Driving over the limit can slow driver reaction time and can also cause drivers to lose control if they make any sudden movements like braking or changing lanes. Many rollovers are the result of speeding and losing control. Speeding while on icy or rainy roads can also create a risk for hydroplaning.
  • Impaired driving: Drunk drivers have slower reaction times, are known to not have control over the vehicles, and can fall asleep at the wheel. When you drink, you lose the ability to focus and if tired, you may not be able to keep yourself awake.
  • Reckless driving: Failure to adhere to important traffic signals and laws can cause unnecessary accidents. Tailgating, failure to signal when changing lanes, and changing lanes too quickly are all forms of reckless driving.

How We Help

After an accident in La Quinta, you may rack up a debt as a result of your injuries, including medical bills from doctor visits or hospital stays, lost wages or income due to missing work, property damage, and more. Our attorney has decades of experience holding at-fault drivers and their insurance companies responsible in order to recover damages. With our help, we can achieve the compensation you need to pay for your treatment.

Our La Quinta car accident attorney is available to help you in your free consultation. Don’t wait to get started so you can begin the healing process – call us at (760) 537-4457 today.

Why Choose Christopher C. Vader?

  • Over 20 Years of Legal Experience

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