There are many types of motor vehicle accident injuries, all of which can turn a person's life upside down.
As a driver in the state of California, you know that the roadways can be a dangerous place. From the highways to the inner city, there is no way of avoiding other vehicles. There are always people on the road, many of whom don't care about the safety and well being of others.
Ride-sharing services like San Francisco-based Uber and Lyft, and professional taxicab companies and fleets get millions of people from proverbial "Point A" to "Point B" each day. Most people understand that there are some risks involved in such trips, but assume that those hazards are mainly limited to potentially having a driver flirt with you or dropping you off in an unfamiliar or sketchy neighborhood.
Imagine you are driving along a scenic California highway. A momentary distraction or slight overcorrection inadvertently sends your car off the roadway. You fear that you might go over a cliff or into a ravine. Panic overtakes you until you see something that gives you hope: there is a guardrail installed along the roadway. You know that these guardrails are supposed to be there to protect people involved in accidents, working to spread out the force applied in a crash so that the vehicle is safely slowed without additional injuries. Little do you know, however, that the end cap (the "end terminal") of this particular guardrail is installed incorrectly. Not only will it be of little help to you, it is likely to impale your vehicle and cause serious injuries.