Side-Impact accidents are one of the most common forms of a car crash and they are also one of the most dangerous. Drivers and passengers are highly exposed and there is very little protection in a vehicle coming from the side. Passenger vehicles are especially dangerous because there is very little physical material to absorb and deflect the impact. These side-impact accidents usually account for roughly 25% of vehicle deaths and a majority of the injuries occur to the head and chest.
When another was driving recklessly or was negligent when causing an accident, they should be held responsible for the damages that they have created. At The Clark Law Office, we have been protecting the rights of auto accident victims in Michigan for the past 30 years. We have seen the consequences of side-impact accidents first-hand and we understand the need for financial compensation to pay for various medical expenses and pain/suffering.
If you’ve been injured in a side-impact auto accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled for financial recovery. To discuss your options and for a free consultation, fill out our online contact form or call us at (517) 347-6900. We charge no fees unless you win for all auto accident cases.
What Injuries Occur Frequently in a Side-Impact Accident?
While every accident is different, most injuries sustained are to the head, abdomen, and upper extremities. Obviously, the speed of the collision will play a large factor in the severity of injuries along with the weight and overall size of the vehicles involved. Some newer vehicles are equipped with side air-bags which will also help absorb impact and protect the passengers in the vehicle. Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable when it comes to side-impacts because there is no protection at all and many times this type of collision is fatal.
- Injury to the head
- Injury to the neck
- Injury to the chest
- Injury to the abdomen
- Injury to the pelvis
- Injury to an upper extremity
- Injury to a lower extremity
When and Where Are Side Impacts Most Common?
The most likely location for a side-impact auto accident is at busy intersection. It doesn’t matter if the intersection is in a populated urban area or a populated suburban area, they both can be very dangerous given the right conditions. In fact, they can be one of the most deadly scenarios on the road. Most serious side-impact collision occur due to “blowing” or failing to stop at a red light or stop sign and it’s easy to see why. A reckless or careless driver can take their eyes off the road for just seconds and the consequences can be severe. Our trial attorneys at The Clark Law Office are very aware of the dangers this type of accident creates and will do everything necessary to get the maximum award for your injuries and losses.
Contact Our Michigan Side Impact Accident Lawyers Today
If you have been involved in side-impact or T-bone accident and sustained serious injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses and expenses. We can help you recover your medical expenses and other damages. Contact us today at (517) 347-6900 for a free consultation to discuss your case.