Side Impact Car Accidents
Side impact accidents are a very common type of collision that takes place in North Providence and all over Rhode Island. As personal injury lawyers at Tapalian Law, we often hear them referred to as T-bone accidents, broadside accidents, sideswipe accidents, or intersection crashes. Whichever term is used, the fact remains that all these types of side impact accidents can result in serious personal injury, even death. North Providence side impact accident attorney David Tapalian has fought hard and helped numerous Rhode Islanders seek compensation for injuries sustained in vehicle accidents, motorcycle crashes, and truck accidents. Whether the personal injuries you have suffered are minor or major, we will aggressively fight for what you are owed.How Do Side Impact Accidents Happen?
A side impact crash takes place when one vehicle drives or slides into the side of another vehicle resulting in property damage, injuries, even death. A side swipe side impact crash can happen between two vehicles going in the same direction, or two vehicles going in opposite directions. Side swipes often occur when one car is attempting to change lanes or driving to merge into traffic from a ramp. The severity of the side impact crash depends on many factors including the weight and size of the vehicle, location of impact, speed at which the automobile is hit, and make of vehicle. Typically, smaller vehicles are more vulnerable. These kinds of collisions often cause the impacted vehicle to spin out of control, roll over, or tip resulting in a multi-car accident. When multiple vehicles are involved, the seriousness of the crash increases. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), running a red light is one of the most frequent cause of side impact collisions. An aggressive North Providence side impact accident attorney like David Tapalian will take the time to thoroughly investigate the details of the crash using witness statements, police reports, surveillance cameras, and accident reconstruction specialist if necessary, to establish fault in the crash.What Types of Injuries Occur in a Side Impact Crash?
Even when safety measures like seatbelts and airbags are deployed, personal injury can still result after a side impact accident such as whiplash, bumps, scratches, and bruises all the way to broken bones, brain injury, head trauma and fatalities. The most serious injuries occur when high speed is involved. Passengers can also be ejected, or partially ejected, from a car or truck during a side impact crash. The reason these broadside accidents can be so detrimental to passengers is because side protection on a vehicle is often not as strong as it is in the front or rear of a vehicle. However, newer vehicles are adding additional reinforcements like side airbags and extra steel components to help combat the effects of T-bone crashes and sideswipes.Seek the Guidance of a Seasoned North Providence Personal Injury Lawyer
Side impact accidents are regularly triggered by reckless driving like speeding, drinking or impaired driving, and distracted driving like texting or using a form of technology while operating a motor vehicle. If another driver injures you in an accident due to irresponsible driving, and they are proven to be at-fault, you may have the right to fight for damages. Retain an experienced North Providence side impact accident attorney who has helped clients seek compensation for their accident related personal injury. At Tapalian Law, we are well-versed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts personal injury law and take pride in helping our clients and being available to them throughout the duration of their case. Getting hurt in an accident can be a very stressful time. Hiring the right personal injury lawyer not only decreases the pressure but can also help you receive maximum recovery for your damages. Contact Tapalian Law today for a free consultation for your North Providence auto accident. Call us at 401-552-5000 or reach us online.