Sideswipe collisions occur when two vehicles make contact that are next to one another and are moving in the same direction. Sideswipe accidents tend to occur at higher speeds and can cause more severe injuries than rear-end or turning collisions.
If you or a loved one was injured in a sideswipe collision, it may be in your best interest to seek legal counsel. An experienced car accident lawyer can discuss the legal options that you have to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Driver error is usually responsible for sideswipe accidents, such as:
Sideswipe accidents can be difficult to anticipate or avoid. They can be very dangerous because both motorists are often driving at high speeds when these accidents occur.
Additionally, sideswipe collisions primarily impact the side of the vehicle, where there is typically less protection than at the front or back of a vehicle. This factor may cause victims to suffer more serious injuries. The actual injuries that a victim suffers and their severity depend on many other factors, such as the size of the vehicles involved, the momentum involved in the crash and the vehicle with which they were speeding.
Common injuries that occur in sideswipe collisions include:
The experienced personal injury lawyers at the Arnold Law Firm have successfully recovered compensation for victims injured in car accidents for more than 40 years. We provide a free, no-obligation consultation to evaluate if you have a case against a negligent driver.
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