Victims of side-impact collisions may be left with severe injuries. If you were involved in such an accident, a Roswell side-impact collisions lawyer with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team may be able to help you pursue compensation for your damages. We may be able to recover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Please contact our offices today at (404) 888-8888 to learn more about how we may be able to help in a free consultation with a member of our team. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers represents clients on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment dues.
The Dangers of Side-Impact Collisions
Side impact collisions occur when one vehicle strikes the side of another. In most cases, these accidents involve the side of one vehicle and the front of another vehicle, but they can involve the side of one vehicle and the rear of another vehicle as well. Sometimes called T-bone accidents, they are common at intersections but can occur anywhere vehicles do not travel in the same direction. They can even occur if one vehicle veers into oncoming traffic and is hit on the side as it tries to avoid a collision.
Side-impact collisions are sometimes not thought of as serious or devastating as frontal or high-speed accidents, but they can be deadly. Many vehicles have fewer safety features and less insulation—and smaller crumple space—in the sides and doors as compared to the front or the rear of the vehicle. As a result, side-impact collisions can cause serious injuries to a vehicle’s occupants.
Furthermore, children seated in the rear of a vehicle can suffer serious injuries and even death if the vehicle they are traveling in is struck with enough force from the side.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collision lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
Injuries and Damages in Side-Impact Collision
The severity of your injuries and the extent of the damage that your side-impact collision causes may depend on the size of the vehicles involved, the speed at which each was traveling, and whether they had important safety features installed.
Injuries that may occur in side-impact accidents include:
- Upper body and torso injuries
- Brain and head injuries
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Broken bones and fractures, especially of the ribs and limbs
- Injuries to the mouth, face, and hands
- Internal organ damage
- Cuts and lacerations from flying debris or shattered car parts
We recommend seeing a doctor as soon as possible after an accident so that a medical professional can diagnose and treat your injuries. This visit can also serve as evidence in your case, as is it can connect your injuries to your accident.
Tragically, some side-impact crashes are fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents were the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States in 2018, behind only unintentional poisoning.
If your loved one was killed in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.
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Recoverable Damages in a Side-Impact Collision Case
While each case is different, the following types of damages may be recoverable for victims of a side-impact collision:
- Medical treatment and surgery costs
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs
- The estimated future costs of medical care
- Vehicle damage
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
- And more
If your loved one died in a side-impact collision, a different set of damages may be available in your wrongful death lawsuit.
A Roswell side-impact collisions lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you identify specific damages or injuries to claim in your case. We can also gather evidence of these damages and quantify your losses to demonstrate a fair value for your settlement or court awards.
To learn more in a no-cost consultation with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888.
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How Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Can Help
On an individual level, the stress of coping with injuries, a damaged vehicle, or time away from work can be difficult for anyone to handle. The aftermath of a vehicle accident can be a painful and emotionally trying time, and you may not wish to juggle a case for compensation on top of your other needs.
This is where Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to assist you. For cases that warrant a claim, a Roswell side-impact collisions lawyer from our firm can take over the legal work in your case so that you can focus on your family and recovering from your injuries.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can:
- Help you understand the insurance rules that apply to your case
- Help you understand the road and driving rules that apply to your case
- Identify the at-fault party you intend to seek damages from
- Evaluate your losses and obtain evidence to prove them
- Put together a complete claim and submit it to the at-fault party’s insurer
- Help you meet important filing deadlines
- Negotiate a settlement payout on your behalf
- Take your case to trial if a settlement cannot be reached
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
You do not need to enter settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit alone. A Roswell side-impact collisions lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to start working on your case today.
We are here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact our team at (404) 888-8888 to discuss your accident and your legal options in a free, no-obligation consultation.
Do note that, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, a general two-year statute of limitations applies to personal injury lawsuits in Georgia. Waiting too long and letting this time limit pass could mean your case is dismissed.