Side Impact Collision
Side Impact Collision Lawyer
In car accidents, sometimes one vehicle collides, T-bones, another vehicle. Side impact collisions (also referred to as broadside, T-Bone, or right-angle collisions) are common accidents that can lead to serious bodily injuries or even fatalities. Side Impact collision accidents were responsible for 850 wrongful deaths nationwide in 2008. These injuries often require expensive medical treatment and prolonged recovery time. Moreover, the resulting damage caused to a vehicle after a side impact collision is also typically substantial. When a side impact collision occurs due to a driver acting negligent or reckless, that driver can be held liable for any suffered injuries, property damage, and other losses that the accident victims incurs. If you or a loved one has been injured in a T-bone collision, an attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related losses.
Types of Side Impact Collisions
There are two major categories of side impact collisions: sideswipes and broadside, or better known as side impact collisions. Sideswipe crashes often occur when two cars are traveling in the same direction and the driver’s side of one vehicle collides with the passenger’s side of the other vehicle. These incidents often occur because of the following reasons:
- Improper lane changes or problems with blind spots;
- Improper merging behaviors;
- Drifting into another lane due to distracted, fatigued, or impaired driving; and/or
- Failing to properly yield, especially on turns.
Broadside collisions, also called “T-bone” or right angle collisions, happen when the front of one vehicle hits the side of a different vehicle. This form of auto accident commonly happens when two vehicles, perpendicular to one another, enter into an intersection at the exact same time. Commonly, one of the cars causes a broadside collision because they ran a red light, stop sign, or failed to yield or otherwise failed to follow the right-of-way rules. If you are involved in one of these types of accidents, an attorney can help you to identify who is at fault and to hold them accountable.
Talk to Brian Smith Today
Side impact collisions can lead to serious and even catastrophic injuries including spinal injuries or brain injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a side-impact collision, our attorney can help you.. Brian T. Smith will be able to help you through the process of filing a personal injury claim and review the important facts of your case to help determine the appropriate course of action. Call Brian T. Smith to schedule a free consultation today.