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Side Impact Collisions

Side Impact Collisions

When two cars collide, and one car hits the side of another, this is referred to as a ‘T-bone’ or side impact collision. These collisions are exceptionally dangerous due to the lack of protection surrounding passengers on the impacted side.

Side Impact Collisions

The Causes Behind Side Impact Collisions

The most common cause of side impact collisions is when one vehicle runs a stop sign or red light. Other causes include impaired driving, distracted driving due to the use of cell phones, excessive speed, weather conditions, and driver fatigue.

Did You Know?

Side impact collisions are the second leading cause of fatal crashes in the United States, making up a total of 25 percent of all traffic fatalities.

Common Injuries from Side Impact Collisions

Side-impact collisions can result in serious injuries including whiplash, broken bones, head trauma, internal organ damage, and death. Motorists involved in side-impact crashes may also experience emotional trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression.

To help avoid being involved in a side-impact collision it is important to obey traffic laws and pay attention to your surroundings while driving. Additionally, always wear your seatbelt and make sure that all passengers in the car are properly restrained.

In the event of a side-impact collision, it is essential to seek medical help without delay for you or someone close to you. After receiving medical care, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. A skilled attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries and lost wages resulting from the crash.

What To Do After A Side Impact Collision

If you’ve been involved in a side impact collision, it’s important to take certain steps right away:

  • Check for injuries and provide medical assistance as needed.
  • Call the police and report the accident to your car insurance provider.
  • Take pictures and document any damage caused by the crash.
  • Exchange contact information with other parties involved in the accident, such as name, address, phone number, email address, driver’s license number, and license plate number.
  • Seek legal advice if you think you may be entitled to damages or compensation for your injuries.

By taking these steps, you can help protect yourself and ensure that your rights are protected in the event of a side-impact collision.

Contact Law Offices of Mark T. Stern in Sunrise, Florida

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Stern, we understand the trauma and financial implications that can follow a car accident. If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto collision, contact us today for a FREE consultation. We will fight for your rights and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We understand that every case is unique, so we will take the time to listen to your story and build an effective legal strategy tailored to your specific needs.

Call (954) 772-6800 now to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!

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