Sideswipe Car Accident
Sideswipe collisions are among the most common types of motor vehicle accidents on our roadways, and these collisions can result in serious injuries and fatalities. According to the National Safety Commission, roughly 242,000 sideswipe accidents occur in the U.S. every year, which result in roughly 27,000 injuries and over 2,500 deaths.
If you have been injured in a sideswipe accident, don’t hesitate to contact William Mattar P.C.. Our car accident attorneys have handled a variety of cases, and have experience getting injury victims the compensation they need to get their lives back on track. Call our team at (844) 444-4444 today to learn more about your legal options.
What Causes Sideswipe Accidents?
A sideswipe accident occurs when cars traveling adjacent to each other collide. The vehicles may be on the road in two neighboring lanes of travel, or one vehicle may be attempting to merge or change lanes. Some common causes of sideswipe accidents include:
- Distracted driving (such as texting and driving);
- Unsafe lane change or merge;
- Driving under the influence;
- Drifting out of a lane of travel;
- Failing to yield to other vehicles; and
- Veering out of a lane of travel to avoid a road hazard.
Many of these causes come down to at least one driver who is inattentive or careless. If an irresponsible driver caused a sideswipe accident, resulting in your injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The accident attorneys at William Mattar can work to hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions.
Sideswipe Accident Injuries
Sideswipe accidents can result in devastating injuries. The severity of injuries will depend on the circumstances of the collision. Drivers and passengers can suffer many damages and ongoing effects due to an accident injury, including expenses for medical care, physical therapy, and lost income, as well as emotional and physical suffering. Examples of sideswipe accident injuries include but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Back injuries;
- Spinal cord damage;
- Seatbelt injuries;
- Bone fractures; and
If you have sustained injuries in a sideswipe collision, contact us today. We’re standing by 24/7 to help.
What Happens if a Motorcycle Gets in a Sideswipe Accident?
Motorcycle riders are often more vulnerable in motor vehicle accidents, and sideswipe collisions are no exception. Unlike passenger vehicle occupants, motorcyclists are not physically protected by the frame of an automobile. Additionally, other vehicles do not always look for bikers on the roadways. When motorcyclists are sideswiped by another vehicle, they can be thrown off their bike and hit the ground or be struck by oncoming traffic.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident after being sideswiped, contact us today. We can help.
Who is at Fault in a Sideswipe Accident?
In a sideswipe accident, the motorist who made an unsafe maneuver could be found at fault for the accident. Likewise, if the driver was found to be texting, intoxicated, or otherwise driving recklessly, the driver will likely bear responsibility for the collision and any resulting damages.
An accident attorney can look closely at your case and help establish who is responsible for the collision. An accident attorney also help you obtain compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Contact an Experienced Accident Attorney Today
A sideswipe accident can happen when you least expect it. If you’ve been injured by a driver who sideswiped you, William Mattar law offices can help. Our attorneys can take care of the stressful legal details of your case and help you file a claim. Complete our free online form or call (844) 444-4444 today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.