Side-impact collisions, sometimes referred to as T-bone or broadside collisions, occur when one vehicle strikes another vehicle in the side. This type of accident typically occurs at intersections, where one driver fails to obey a stop sign or a traffic light. The vehicle with the right of way is driving through the intersection or making a left turn, and the negligent driver, traveling from a perpendicular direction, strikes the right of way vehicle as they both try to cross the intersection.
From a report presented by the Insurance Information Institute, side-impact collisions resulted in 5,350 fatalities, 23% of all fatalities reported nationwide in 2018.
If you have suffered injuries in a side-impact collision due to the negligence of another driver, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our Atlanta side-impact collisions lawyer can help you gather evidence, build a strong case for recovery, and represent you throughout the entire claims process. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, we will take your case to court.
In addition, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we recover a negotiated settlement or court award in your favor. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-959-1444 today for a free case review with a member of our team.
Injuries Suffered in Side-Impact Collisions
From a 2016 report in Injury Epidemiology, the ones who suffer the most in side-impact collisions are passengers on the side of the impact. The report further explained that wearing a seat belt improved your chances of suffering fewer injuries. People who did not wear a seat belt were nearly six times more likely to suffer severe injuries or a fatality.
Victims of side-impact collisions may suffer:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), from mild concussions to developing mental disabilities
- Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries that can leave the victim in pain while they heal and with possible life-long physical impairments
- Broken bones, such as hips, skull, arms, legs, and wrists
- Joint injuries that require extensive surgery and physical therapy
- Permanent disability from lost limbs due to amputation
- Disfigurements on the face or body
- Lost bodily functions that require continued medical assistive devices
- Internal bleeding or organ failure
- Cuts, lacerations, scrapes, and bruises
- Burn injuries
Side-impact collisions can even be severe enough to take the life of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, please do not hesitate to ask for an Atlanta side-impact collision lawyer’s assistance. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC, and speak with a member of our team about your legal options.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collisions accidents lawyer serving Atlanta, call 800-959-1444
Demand to Recover Your Losses
You have a right to demand compensation for your injuries and losses after an accident caused by another party. We can help you determine your total losses and allow you the time you deserve to heal and recover from your injuries. Let us handle the paperwork. Our goal is to make sure you do not suffer any more for an accident you did not cause.
Once we review your case, we may find that you are eligible to receive compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Diminished earnings potential
- Medical bills, both current and future care
- Car and property repair or replacement
- Reduced quality of life
- Mental distress
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket costs
If you have lost a loved one, we can assist you during this trying period. We can build a claim for recovery for some of the items listed above as well as burial and funeral costs, loss of consortium, support and protection, and possibly more.
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How Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Help
After any accident, there are steps you should take. These steps can protect you from any further physical harm and legal issues. Most people know to call the police, exchange information with the other driver, if necessary, go to the hospital or render aid for the injured, and contact your insurance company.
More important than just calling the police, though, is making sure an accident report is created. When exchanging information, do not argue with the other driver and do not admit to any fault. You could also collect contact information from any witnesses. Also, seeking medical attention will not only resolve any possibly obscured injuries, but it establishes a link between your injuries and the accident.
Granted, it is after the fact, and you may not have been in a position to do much of anything, but do not stress. We can still help you. If after your initial consultation we feel you qualify, we can:
- Gather medical documents and police reports
- Investigate the accident scene
- Take photos of your car and your injuries
- Review any video surveillance of the intersection
- Speak with eyewitnesses
- Consult with medical experts and accident reconstruction specialists
- Identify the liable parties
- Calculate your total losses
- File your claim with the insurer
- Negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement
- Represent you in court if negotiations fail
We want you to have an open line of communication with us. In fact, any communication on your case will go through us. We will keep you up to date with the progress of your case, explain any complicated legal jargon, and interpret any confusing laws for you.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC About Your Side-Impact Collision Today
If you have suffered injuries in a side-impact collision, and the cause was a negligent driver, then you have a right to collect compensation for your losses. We offer new clients a free case review and contingency-fee services. There are no upfront attorney’s fees. We only receive payment when we have won a negotiated settlement or court award.
Do not wait, though, as the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 9-3-33 only gives personal injury victims two years to file a lawsuit.
Call 800-959-1444 to speak with us about your case. No matter the circumstance, we do not shy away from tough cases. Our Atlanta side-impact collisions lawyer is prepared to assist you with your recovery today.