Side Swipe Auto Accidents Can Result In Major Injuries
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on May 25, 2014
Any time that a person is involved in a serious auto accident, it's important to seek out skilled legal representation. This is especially true when the accident was caused by another person or party, or may have been the result of unexpected mechanical error. Personal injury attorneys will fight on behalf of their clients, seeking compensation and holding negligent parties responsible.
One kind of auto accident that occurs with some frequency and can be quite serious is a side swipe accident. Let's take this opportunity to consider the nature of side swipe auto accidents and what our team can do to address these kinds of serious collisions.
About Side Swipe Auto Accidents
Side swipe auto accidents refer to collisions involving at least two vehicles. During a side swipe accident, the sides of the vehicles come into contact, causing one or multiple vehicles to lose control.
These kinds of accidents can be especially serious on busy roads and highways. When one vehicle side swipes another, it can trigger a chain of events that results in a serious, even deadly, multi-car collision.
Common Causes of Side Swipe Auto Accidents
Some of the most common causes of side swipe auto accidents include:
- Frequent/aggressive lane changing
- Failure to signal while merging/changing lanes
- Broken signals
- Failure to yield
- Driver distraction
- Drunk driving
- Misjudging the narrowness of a roadway
Our auto accident attorneys will be sure to note the cause of the side swipe collision so liability can be properly assessed. This can make a major difference in your case and the amount of compensation that you receive.
Injuries That May Result from Side Swipe Auto Accidents
Some of the most common injuries that can be sustained in a side swipe auto accident include:
- Fractured/broken bones
- Major contusions
- Brain trauma/head injury
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
Increased speed and the number of vehicles involved can lead to more serious injuries. The size of vehicles involved is also important to consider, as the force generated by a larger vehicle striking a smaller vehicle, even side to side, can be tremendous. If the side swipe causes the vehicle or both vehicles to rollover or veer off the road into hazards, the injuries can be catastrophic and tragic.
How Our Legal Team Can Help Accident Victims
Our attorneys will always strive to ensure that clients receive just compensation for injuries and other losses. This include medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and even loss of future income in case of lasting impairment/disability. We will not be intimidated by other legal teams and will also seek what is fair given the nature of the accident and the hardships that occurred as a result.
Helping Loved Ones After Fatal Auto Accidents
Losing a loved one in an auto accident is emotionally devastating, which is why Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC is also committed to helping the surviving loved ones seek just compensation. While the money will not be able to bring the loved one back, it will help in the mourning, grieving, and coping process. Negligence which results in these kinds of severe tragedies should not go unpunished.
Learn More About Auto Accident Litigation
If you would like to learn more about your legal rights following a major auto accident or any case of negligence, be sure to contact our Salt Lake City, Utah personal injury attorneys today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make smart choices with regard to your legal options.
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