Delaware Car Accident Lawyers Advocate for Side-Impact Accident Victims
If you had your choice, you would never choose to be in any kind of a motor vehicle accident. Sometimes, though, no matter how diligent you are in being a safe, defensive driver, you are still at the mercy of every other driver on the road.
Some types of accidents can be more devastating than others. One of the more devastating accident types is the side-impact accident, also known as a right-angle collision or a T-bone collision.
These can be especially traumatic for the driver who is struck, because they are hit in a place where there is only a window and a door between the interior of the car and the striking vehicle. This can result in very serious injuries.
Every year, side-impact accidents kill between 8,500 and 10,000 Americans. Even though American cars must meet very specific federal side-impact safety standards, these are clearly not safe enough.
Either driver may be at fault in this type of accident. Either driver may suffer devastating injuries.
How Side-Impact Collisions Happen
There are a number of situations and conditions that can lead to a side-impact accident. These types of accidents are often caused by confusion over right of way.
For example, drivers might later argue over who had the green light, or who had the right to enter an intersection first. Sometimes these arguments can be proven when a driver is forward-thinking enough to write down the exact time of the accident, as traffic signals may be programmed for specific timing.
But there may be many causes of a side-impact collision, including:
- Running a stop sign
- Running a red light
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunken or impaired driving
- Inexperienced drivers
- Texting while driving
- Sun glare
- Other causes
There are a wide range of injuries that can be caused by a side-impact collision. These will depend on whether you are struck by someone who is turning, whether someone pulls out in front of you, the speed both cars were traveling, and many other factors.
Some of the possible injuries include:
- Neck Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Arm Injuries
- Head Trauma, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Internal Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Facial Trauma
- Dental Damage
Financial Compensation for a Side-Impact Injury
Whatever kind of injury you suffer, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the following:
- Medical evaluation
- Medical treatment, immediate and ongoing
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages, past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
A Delaware car accident lawyer at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC will provide dedicated, attentive service and aggressive advocacy for the victims of side-impact car accident injuries. We understand what you are going through, and we have vast experience helping victims of side-impact accidents, as well as all other kinds of car accidents.
We know that you will face a challenging struggle after an accident as you deal with insurance companies and as you strive to recover from your injuries.
Delaware Car Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Help to Make the Road to Recovery Easier
The Delaware car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC are driven to build the strongest case possible, so that you can recover the greatest financial compensation for your suffering. To discuss your case, please call us today at 302-888-1221 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We serve clients across Delaware, including Wilmington, Middletown, Dover and Newark, as well as throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.