Unfortunately, side-impact car accidents are very dangerous and quite common. Side-impact collisions almost always cause significant injuries and it is crucial that accident victims understand how to prove the other driver was at fault for the accident. If you or a loved one are harmed in a side-impact accident, it is important to talk with an experienced auto accident lawyer.
When determining which driver caused the side-impact accident, law enforcement and jurors will listen to evidence and facts presented. Side-impact car accidents are categorized into three types of collisions:
Opposite-Direction Sideswipe Collisions - These types of accidents involve two or more vehicles traveling in different directions. At some point, one vehicle crosses the median line and then collides with the side of another motor vehicle.
Same Direction Collisions - These accidents occur when one motor vehicle hits another vehicle from the side, but the vehicles are traveling in the same direction. These types of accidents often occur when one driver makes a wrong turn or then tries to change traffic lanes without looking and collides into the other vehicle's side.
Right Angle Collisions - These severe accidents occur when two motor vehicles approach from non-opposing directions and crash. This type of side-impact accident is also known as a "T-Bone" accident. These accidents often occur when one motor vehicle travels straight into an intersection while another vehicle enters the intersection from either the left or the right and collides with another vehicle's side.
There is no doubt that side-impact collisions are severe and can seriously injure occupants who are riding in the vehicle struck from the side. If the vehicles are traveling at a high rate of speed, all occupants in both vehicles can sustain life-threatening injuries. When someone is injured in a side-impact accident, the victim needs to speak to an experienced car accident attorney at soon as possible. Proving the accident was a result of the other driver's negligence due to distracted driving, speeding, or failing to obey with the traffic devices is extremely important to move forward with an accident injury or wrongful death claim.
T-bone accidents cause several types of injuries and cause more severe accident-related injuries than other car accidents. This is because the side of a motor vehicle does not provide the same amount of collision absorption as the vehicle's front or rear. The most common injuries side-impact injuries include:
There are several factors that must be evaluated when determining who is at fault for a side-impact car accident. It is usually the actions of the at fault driver that resulted in a side-impact accident. For example, a "T-bone" collision occurs when the at fault driver drives through a red light at an intersection. These accidents happen along rural highways. These incidents can cause substantial injuries due to the speed of the at fault driver.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a side-impact automobile accident caused by another's negligence, you could be entitled to significant monetary compensation. This economic compensation will reimburse you or your loved one for your damages such as medical bills, lost earnings, property loss, rental car reimbursement, pain and suffering.
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