When a head-on crash takes place, it’s natural for people who witness the incident to be frantic about the fates of those inside the vehicles involved. A head-on car accident can easily lead to permanent injuries or even death when two vehicles often strike each other at a high rate of speed. One woman recently passed away following this type of collision in California.
Over the past several years, many California residents have opted for small, subcompact vehicles in effort to save money on rising gas costs and to reduce their carbon footprints.
Learning that one’s child has been hurt in an automobile crash can be daunting and traumatizing. Unfortunately, a car accident can occur at any time and cause serious injuries due to driver negligence or even vehicle defects. One recent case in California revolves around an injury accident in which the driver claimed that his brakes failed.
Several injuries and one death recently resulted from a multiple-vehicle collision in California. When this type of incident occurs, the families of the deceased victims are -- naturally -- deeply upset. At the same time, those who are injured may be worried about their own health as well as about how they will afford to cover their medical bills linked to the car accident.
Injuries resulting from a serious car accident can vary depending on the age and size of the accident victim. According to the Placer County Network of Care, one of the most common injuries sustained by young adults and children in car accidents is hip fractures.
Many car accidents in California involve fault. However, it’s not always easy to prove which party was at fault, or negligent, for the collision.
Undoubtedly, serious car accidents take a major toll on the victims and the victims’ families. But as a new study from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports, car accidents also negatively affect the public at large through economic and societal losses.
Head injuries are a common result of car accidents, and they can occur even after a somewhat minor collision. However, as we explained in a recent article, the long-term effects of head injuries can be anything but minor.