Side Impact Car Accidents
Side impact collisions, also known as T-bone or broadside collisions, are the second most deadly type of car accident in the United States. Serious injury often results from these types of accidents. Dealing with a side impact collision can be a traumatic experience for anyone involved. A Bradenton side impact car accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve for your accident.
At Pallegar Law, our Bradenton car accident attorneys have over ten years of experience practicing law in the Florida courts, serving victims of accidents just like you. We sympathize with those who have been injured by other driver’s negligence, which motivates us to seek the maximum restitution for our clients. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a Bradenton accident lawyer 941-893-5816 today to set up your free consultation.
Some of the most common causes of side impact collisions include disregard of right of way, failure to yield to oncoming traffic, failure to stop at a red light or stop sign, and failure to make a safe left turn.
For example, you are driving through a green light on and another driver hits you after running a red light. This would likely be a side impact collision. This type of accident is especially dangerous because you have minimal protection from the impact. When a vehicle hits you from the side, the door is the only thing between you and the other vehicle.
You may think it is easy to prove who was at fault, however any driver could claim that they had the right of way and argue that you were responsible for the accident. If you were a victim of a side impact collision, it is important that you discuss your accident with a Bradenton car accident attorney now.
On the scene of the accident it is important to contact the police. They will file a report, and in that report they might determine whom they believe was responsible for the accident. It is important that you do not admit any liability for the accident. If you are able, take photos of the scene and obtain contact information from any witnesses. The more information you can provide your Bradenton car accident lawyer, the better.Common injuries From Side Impact Accidents
Neck, Back, and Head Injuries and broken bones are some of the most common injuries that result from side impact collisions.
Neck Injuries are usually caused by the sudden, violent jerk from the force of an accident. Common neck injuries include whiplash, and a strain, sprain, or a break in the neck.
Back injuries such as a broken back, sprained back, spinal cord injury, herniated disks, or pinched nerve can result from the force of a side impact accident.
Head injuries can result from an accident when your head is forcibly hit against something like your steering wheel, an air bag, debris from the accident, or anything in the vehicle.
You should not be at fault for another driver’s negligence. If you were a victim of a side impact collision contact a Bradenton car accident attorney from Pallegar Law 941-893-5816 for your free consultation.