A side-impact collision occurs when one vehicle strikes another at a right angle. If you were in a side-impact crash, an ambulance might have transported you to a hospital, where you would have received treatment for injuries such as head trauma, back or neck injuries, and broken bones. You may have undergone surgery and still require one or more operations in the future. You may also have to undergo physical or occupational therapy or seek treatment from a chiropractor.
The medical costs may have already become overwhelming, and they have piled up for months or years. In the meantime, the accident may have left you unable to work and provide a source of income to cover everyday bills such as rent and utilities, much less your medical bills.
You may have a permanent disability that makes it impossible for you to perform your old job. You may have to find another position with the same company, or you might have to look for an entirely new line of work. Your injuries might make it impossible for you ever to return to work.
As your family struggles to pay the bills, you might use up all the money in your emergency fund, leaving you with no idea what to do now.
These abrupt and devastating changes may have left you and your family struggling to cope. The pain from your injuries and worries about money may keep you up at night, leaving you feeling hopeless and depressed.
An Austin side-impact collisions lawyer could help you pursue justice. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has assisted people across the United States who suffered injuries in car accidents and helped them seek financial compensation for their losses. We could file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. Call our office today at (800) 598-7557 to discuss your case with a staff member.
How Side-Impact Collisions Occur
A vehicle can strike another from the side or at a right angle when one driver fails to grant the right-of-way to the other at an intersection. Speeding drivers and those who run a red light or stop sign often cause side-impact crashes. A motorist might enter an intersection at the wrong time if they drive intoxicated or distracted by a cell phone, a conversation with a passenger, the radio, or something else.
A driver may also lose control of a vehicle and enter an intersection accidentally. That could happen on snowy or icy roads, or if a critical component (e.g., steering system or brakes) fails. A part may fail because a mechanic didn’t perform a repair correctly, or the vehicle may have a design flaw or manufacturing defect.
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Why Side-Impact Collisions Often Cause Serious Injuries
When someone hits a vehicle head-on, the people inside the car have a strong structure and the engine to protect them. In a rear-end collision, the bumper, trunk, and metal frame provide protection.
However, in a side-impact collision, a person inside a vehicle has much less protection. Since most vehicles do not have strong structural support on their sides, a person seated in the area where the impact occurs often suffer catastrophic injuries. Side-impact collisions also caused 23 percent of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2018, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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How an Austin Side-Impact Collisions Lawyer Could Help You
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can determine liability for your side-impact crash. We can begin by reviewing the accident report to learn if the other person drove under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was speeding, used a cellphone, or violated some other traffic law at the time of the collision. If so, we could file a personal injury lawsuit against that individual to seek compensation for your losses.
We may learn that a problem with your vehicle or the other driver’s car led to the accident. If the issue was due to the vehicle’s design or a problem that arose during production, we might file a product liability lawsuit against the vehicle’s manufacturer. If an expert discovers that a mechanic did not perform a repair correctly, we could sue the shop that made the mistake that led to the accident. If the mechanic repaired the vehicle correctly, but the part they used failed because of a design flaw or manufacturing defect, we might file a lawsuit against the company that made the part.
Get in Touch with an Austin Side-Impact Collisions Lawyer
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has helped people across the United States who suffered serious harm in motor vehicle accidents pursue justice. We could file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, repair bills, and pain and suffering.
People who have suffered injuries in car accidents sometimes do not hire an attorney to pursue compensation because they worry about legal fees. That should not concern you since Ben Crump Law, PLLC, operates on a contingency basis. If you hire our firm to help you with a personal injury case, you will not pay any upfront legal fees. We only get paid if we obtain a financial award for you, either by negotiating a settlement or winning at trial.
You do not have much time to take legal action. The statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years, as outlined in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003. It might take our team months to investigate the circumstances that led to the accident. After we file a lawsuit, the legal process could take months or years to reach a conclusion. You might be unable to work during that time, and the medical bills might keep piling up.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 for a free case review with a team member. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get started fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve.