Driving a car in Los Angeles is dangerous. That’s a fact. The city’s increase in car accident fatalities outpaces national trends in the country even despite Mayor Eric Garcetti’s efforts to minimize fatal traffic crashes in LA.
While negligence, distractions, speeding, drunk driving and reckless driving are usually the most common causes of car crashes in Los Angeles, the severity of injuries sustained in car accidents depend on the type of crash. So far in 2017, traffic deaths in Los Angeles are 22% higher than in the same period last year. That means owning, let alone driving, a car in LA is as risky as ever.
But what are the deadliest types of car accidents in the U.S.?
This type of massive, multi-vehicle collision, which can usually be seen in Hollywood movies, is the scariest and deadliest type of car accident.
Multi-vehicle pile-ups usually take place on highways or freeways during peak hours, when millions of exhausted from work drivers tend to drive recklessly and aggressively to get home as soon as possible.
This type of car accident involves many vehicles and makes it almost impossible to rescue all people involved, as fire can quickly spread to spilled fuel and cause deadly explosions.
In fact, it’s not uncommon to see vehicles in a multi-vehicle pile-up be hit multiple times as other cars keep piling up, causing even more injury to the drivers and their passengers.
A multi-vehicle pile-up can be hit from all sides, which makes it almost impossible to escape the massive collision in one piece.
This type of car accident is usually the most challenging to investigate and hold some party liable. Also, this deadly type of car crash can total millions of dollars in damages.
This type of car crash can occur pretty much anywhere: on a highway, intersection or even parking lot.
Head-on collisions occur when the front ends of two vehicles smash into one another. This type of car accidents can be fatal in all cases, but the higher the speed, the greater the risk of not surviving the collision.
A very deadly type of car accident that usually involves one car and is caused by a sudden turn at high speed.
While a vehicle rollover can happen to any car, it usually happens to SUVs due to their taller design. While vehicle rollovers can be easily prevented, speeding is usually to blame for this deadly type of car accident.
Single car accidents
Even if you’re the only driver on the road, there’s still a high risk of getting yourself killed. Single car accidents occur when only one vehicle is involved and it hits objects or buildings.
If a car drives into a building or tree at high speed, the chance of surviving the car crash is low.
While it’s almost impossible to hold someone else liable for the single car accident (unless your car was improperly maintained and it wasn’t your responsibility to maintain the car), the only way to determine who was at fault for the above-mentioned types of deadly car accidents is consulting a Los Angeles attorney.
Here at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we know what legal buttons to push to help you obtain the compensation for all your damages.