Portland Side Impact Accident Lawyer
A side impact collision involves one vehicle striking the side of another vehicle. Such accidents usually occur either at intersections or in highway driving situations where one vehicle side swipes another. Regardless of how the accident occurs, however, the impact can cause serious injury or even death depending on the severity of the collision.
Side impact accidents are usually the result of negligence on the part of at least one driver. So if you have been injured in such a crash, you have a legal right to demand compensation from the at-fault driver or drivers. An experienced Portland side impact accident lawyer can represent you in these matters. Rosenbaum Law Group, PC, is an Oregon personal injury firm that has helped many accident victims obtain monetary damages following side impact accidents.
Sideswipe vs. T-bone Accidents
As previously noted, side impact accidents generally fall into one of two types:
- Sideswipe accidents. These accidents occur when two vehicles are moving in parallel, i.e., down the same direction of the highway. One vehicle then tries to change lanes without looking to see if there is a car to the side of them. The car changing lanes then impacts–or sideswipes–the vehicle it failed to see.
- T-bone accidents. This is when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle. The name “T-bone” refers to the shape made by the impact. These kinds of side impact accidents generally occur at intersections when one driver runs a red light or fails to yield at a stop sign.
Both types of collisions can cause serious injuries or even death. The factors that can go into whether a person is seriously harmed or killed are numerous and varied. For example, speed of the vehicles, angle of impact, types of vehicles involved, positioning of individuals in the vehicles, their individual health histories, road conditions. Each crash is different and an experienced car crash lawyer can help you understand the legal issues that can arise in your specific case.
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In the most serious cases, side impact crashes cause fatal injuries. But even in non-fatal accidents, victims may be left with a host of serious injuries, such as brain or spinal cord damage, bone fractures, internal bleeding, orthopedic injuries, and even third-degree burn injuries if the impact ruptures a gas tank and starts a fire.
An at-fault driver can be held liable for a victim’s medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other damages. If you, or someone that you love, has been hurt in this type of collision and you need legal advice from a skilled Portland side impact accidents attorney, contact Rosenbaum Law Group, PC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.