Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 1:49 am    

Any traffic accident can cause horrific injuries that result in lifelong disabilities and impairments. However, some accidents can be more life-threatening and likely to cause catastrophic injuries because of the nature of the vehicles involved or the victims involved. Below are four common traffic accidents in California that can cause severe injuries and death.

Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are very dangerous and often result in fatalities, especially high-speed head-on collisions. When vehicles strike each other head-on, there is a tendency for the vehicle to crumple and rush the driver and front passenger. Ejections are also common in head-on collisions when occupants are not wearing seat belts. If a person is killed in a head-on collision, the family can file a wrongful death claim against the driver who caused the accident.

Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle crashes also result in catastrophic injuries to the motorcyclist. A rider does not have the same protection in a crash as the occupants of the vehicle. The rider receives the full impact of the collision. Amputations, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and severe burns are common injuries in a motorcycle crash. Many riders suffer debilitating injuries that can prevent them from working or resuming their normal activities. Damages can be very high in motorcycle accident claims, especially for young riders.

Commercial Truck Accidents

Most of the injuries and deaths in commercial truck cases are the occupants of other vehicles. A large truck causes catastrophic damage to a passenger vehicle. The passenger vehicle simply cannot provide adequate protection for the occupants when it is struck by a commercial truck. Therefore, the driver and passengers of the passenger vehicle often suffer life-threatening injuries. Accidents involving commercial vehicles can be very difficult to litigate. You need an experienced commercial truck accident attorney to fight the trucking company and insurance provider.

Pedestrian Accidents and Bicycle Accident Cases

As with motorcycle accidents, traffic accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians tend to be much more traumatic for the pedestrians and bicyclists than the driver of the vehicle. These accident victims do not have any protection from the impact of a collision. To make matters worse, the driver of the vehicle often does not see the pedestrian or bicyclist in time to apply the brakes to slow down. Therefore, the person is struck at a higher rate of speed, which can cause even greater damage. Some insurance companies try to blame the bicyclist or the pedestrian. An experienced injury attorney protects your rights throughout the claims process.

Sacramento Accident Attorneys

Regardless of the cause of your injury, our Sacramento accident attorneys can help. We have experience handling all types of traffic accidents. Our lawyers believe injury victims deserve fair treatment by insurance providers. We fight aggressively to obtain a fair and just settlement for all our clients.

For a free legal consultation with a Sacramento accident attorney, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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