Side impact crashes can involve two vehicles making contact while traveling in the same direction, in opposite directions or with one vehicle impacting the side of another head-on. While the latter form, commonly known as a “T-bone” accident, is often considered the most dangerous, all types of side impact collisions have the potential to cause serious physical injuries with lasting consequences.
When seeking financial compensation for a side impact crash, it is critical to conduct a thorough investigation. In order to prove that the other driver was at fault, you will need evidence that he or she entered your lane improperly, or that you had the right of way at the time of a T-bone collision. Ideally, this investigation should be conducted as soon as possible; and, regardless of how long it has been since your accident, you should speak with an auto accident attorney in Florida right away.
Florida Car Accident Lawyers for Drivers and Passengers Injured in Side Impact Crashes
At Searcy Denney, we provide experienced legal representation for drivers and passengers injured in side impact crashes in Florida. We routinely investigate side impact collisions with the help of experienced accident reconstructionists and forensic investigators, and we work closely with trusted experts who assist in quantifying our clients’ losses. With the potential for long-term medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other losses, it is critical to have a clear understanding of your losses before you consider any settlement offer from the insurance companies.
Common Forms of Fault in Side Impact Crashes
In side impact collisions, there are a variety of factors that can potentially be to blame. When we investigate your car accident, we will focus on identifying the specific factor (or factors) that led to the crash so that we can hold the appropriate parties accountable for your accident-related losses. Some of the most-common factors in side impact crashes include:
- Texting, talking on the phone, using social media, following GPS directions and other forms of distracted driving;
- Drowsy driving and falling asleep behind the wheel due to driver fatigue;
- Impaired driving resulting from alcohol or drug use;
- Failure to look before merging, running red lights and other forms of driver negligence;
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance, such as failure to replace worn tires; and,
- Brake failures and other types of vehicle defects.
Establishing fault isn’t easy, and insurance companies will often try to blame victims for their own injuries. As a result, to protect yourself, you need to have experienced legal representation. At Searcy Denney, every personal injury case starts with a free, no-obligation consultation, so call or click to learn about your case risk-free today.
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If you have been injured in a side impact crash in Florida, we encourage you to contact us for your free initial consultation. We handle all cases on contingency, so you owe us nothing unless we secure a financial recovery on your behalf. To speak with an auto accident attorney about your case in confidence, please call (800) 780-8607 or tell us about your accident online now.