Side Impact Car Accidents
Side impact accidents commonly occur at intersections and are one of the most frequent types of auto accidents. Also called a T-bone, broadside, or intersection accident, these types of crashes are quite common in busy cities like Warwick. Side impact crashes occur when the front end of one car hits the driver’s side or passenger side of another vehicle. Usually taking place at a high rate of speed, these types of collisions more likely to take place on the busier roads in Warwick like Post Road, Warwick Ave, and Bald Hill Road. Side-impact accidents are often caused by running a stop sign or red light, drunk driving, distracted driving, reckless or aggressive driving, or adverse weather conditions. Whatever the reason, if you have been hurt in a side-impact, or T-bone, auto accident, contact Tapalian Law. It is important to seek out a skilled personal injury attorney after your Warwick side impact car crash to help you seek compensation for your injuries and other damages.Common Injuries in Side Impact Accidents
Running a red light is one of the most frequent causes of a side impact accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2015, 771 people were killed and approximately 137,000 were injured in crashes that involved running a red light. With countless traffic lights on Bald Hill Road and Post Road in Warwick, there are more opportunities to run a red light resulting in a potential T-bone collision. Common injuries sustained in side-impact crashes are whiplash, neck injuries, spinal injuries including fractured, slipped, or herniated discs and even punctured eardrums from the volume of the impact. Because the impact in a T-bone crash often takes place so close to the driver or passenger, the force may be strong enough to cause internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can easily go unnoticed and can result in death. It is important to seek medical attention immediately after your vehicle accident, even if you think you are ok. Head injuries are another dangerous result of a side impact crash and can result in a skull fracture, brain injury, or concussion. Again, these types of injuries may go largely unnoticed at first which reiterates the important of visiting the hospital immediately after the crash. Incurring personal injury in a vehicle collision can cause severe problems for a crash victim and can last weeks, months, even years after the accident has taken place. Because of the potential for long-term repercussions, seeking the advice of a personal injury lawyer who specializes in helping car accident victims, is even more significant. A skilled auto accident lawyer will seek compensation for your injuries, including possible long-term repercussions such as future surgeries and inability to work in the same capacity as before your accident resulting in decreased or lost wages.Seek Legal Advice from a Warwick Side Impact Attorney When You are Hurt in an Auto Accident
If you have been hurt in a crash in Warwick, or elsewhere in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, Tapalian Law is here to help. If another driver has hit you, we will help you seek compensation for your injuries including hospital bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If your side impact crash was caused by another motorist running a red light or stop sign, it is quite easy to prove who is at fault. If the accident occurred at an intersection and it is unclear who had the right of way, we can establish liability by seeking out police reports, witnesses, and even securing accident reconstructions specialists if needed. There is no cost to speak with Attorney David Tapalian and we only get paid when you win your case. Call our Providence personal injury law firm today at 401-552-5000 or contact us online to discuss your Warwick side impact collision. We offer a free, no-obligations consultation to discuss your car accident or personal injury claim. You have nothing to lose by speaking with us.