Side impact car accidents occur when the point of impact in the crash is between a car traveling forward or backward and the side of another car. Side impact car accidents can result in serious injuries. In fact, they trail only head on crashes as the most fatal type of car accident. They also occur relatively frequently: about one in every four accidents involving a vehicle is a side impact car accident.
With such prevalence and severity of injury, side impact car accidents are a serious problem facing drivers and passengers on American roadways. Side impact car accidents can cause a range of injuries that can be as minor as a laceration to as serious as paralysis or traumatic brain injury. If you or a loved one were recently involved in a side impact car accident, you should explore your options. An experienced Fort Worth car accident attorney can help you make the right decisions to obtain compensation for your damages. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, attorneys have the necessary experience to provide sound advice and effective representation.
Side impact car accident are often referred to as a “T-bone” collision. The danger of side impact car accidents lie in the lack of protection for the car being hit on the side. While recent technology has introduced side airbags in attempt to add protection, many vehicles are not equipped. Injuries to the passenger or driver on the struck side are usually severe. They involve injuries to the head, neck, ear, and spine. While severity ranges, paralysis, severe head trauma, and broken bones are common. Fatalities can occur: about 10,0000 people die every year in America from side impact car accidents.
While causes vary, a lot of side impact car accidents occur at intersections. They are usually a result of negligent driving behaviors. Common negligent driving behaviors include driving under the influence, exhausted driving, and driving while distracted by a device. The latter has become an increasingly common cause of side impact collisions. Many check there devices around intersections; however, this is not a safe practice and routinely leads to serious accidents.
Side impact accidents also occur regularly when a driver leaves a driveway or parking lot. While side impact accidents are especially dangerous to the initial cars involved, they have a high chance to injury other victims who were near the accident. Since the impact is usually significant, other cars and pedestrians in the area can easily be sucked in.
After experiencing a side impact car accident, seeking medical attention should be your top priority. There are many head injuries that can be accrued that do not show severe immediate effects. However, later on, dizziness, nausea, and loss of balance could be signs of a serious head injury that was initially ignored.
When your injuries are addressed, you should consider contacting a Fort Worth car accident attorney. The legal team at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde can provide experienced legal advice and determined representation. For a free consultation, contact us today.
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