A side impact collision, or a T-bone collision, can happen when one vehicle hits another at a right angle. The side of a vehicle does not have much structural support to provide protection in the event of a crash. That means that a person sitting near the point of impact may suffer catastrophic injuries.
If you were involved in a side impact collision, you may have experienced head trauma, which may have caused a concussion or possibly even permanent brain damage. You may have suffered back and neck injuries that will require months of regular chiropractic treatments.
Even after receiving care, you may be unable to perform the type of work you used to do and may be unable to participate in activities you used to enjoy with your family and friends. You may have suffered other injuries, such as broken bones, lost limbs, or paralysis, because of the accident.
The medical bills may be overwhelming, and they may be continuing to pile up day after day. Being unable to work because of your injuries may be making matters worse. Your family may be struggling to make ends meet. You may not be able to return to your job any time soon, or ever. You may have to look for a completely new form of employment, or you may be permanently disabled and unable to perform any type of work.
A Minneapolis side impact collisions lawyer may be able to help. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has a team of attorneys who have represented clients across the United States who suffered serious injuries in car accidents. We may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek justice for you. Call our office today at (800) 598-7557 to discuss your case with a member of our staff.
How Can a Side Impact Collision Occur?
A side impact collision usually happens when one driver does not grant the right-of-way to another. Someone who is speeding may run a red light or fail to stop at a stop sign and enter an intersection when another driver has a green light. An impatient driver may cut off another vehicle to make a left turn instead of waiting. A driver may be in a hurry to get to a destination, or he or she may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or distracted by a cellphone.
Sometimes a motorist enters an intersection unintentionally. For instance, a driver may lose control of a vehicle on a snowy or icy road and slide into an intersection. A vehicle’s gas pedal may get stuck because an object rolled and got lodged under it, or a car’s brakes may fail because of lack of maintenance, a design flaw, a manufacturing defect, or a repair that was performed incorrectly.
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A Minneapolis Side Impact Collisions Lawyer Can Figure out Who Is Liable
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can investigate to find out how the crash occurred and who was responsible. We can start by reviewing the accident report. If a police officer gave the other driver a ticket or a warning for speeding, driving while intoxicated, running a red light, using a cellphone, or some other traffic violation, that can help us demonstrate that the other motorist was liable for your injuries.
We can interview you, any passengers who were in the car with you at the time of the crash, and any eyewitnesses who were in the area. We can also look for other sources of evidence, such as video of the accident that was recorded by a traffic camera in the intersection or a surveillance camera at a nearby business or home.
If there is no video of the collision and witnesses gave different descriptions of what happened, we may enlist the help of an accident reconstruction expert. An independent professional can look at all available evidence and figure out the most likely sequence of events.
If we have reason to believe that mechanical failure may have played a role in the collision, we may investigate to find out if the vehicle that hit you had a flaw in its design or a manufacturing defect that caused a part to fail. We can also figure out if the mechanical failure occurred because of a lack of maintenance or if a repair was performed incorrectly.
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How We Can Help You Seek Justice
Once we have gathered evidence and figured out who was liable for the side impact collision, we may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that party to seek compensation for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, lost or reduced earning potential, and pain and suffering. If we are unable to negotiate an out-of-court settlement, we can take the case to trial.
Often, two parties share liability for a crash. For example, one person may run a red light, but the other may fail to hit the brakes because he or she is distracted by a cellphone. You may be entitled to a financial award even if your actions partly contributed to the accident.
Consider a Minneapolis Side Impact Collisions Lawyer
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, may be able to help you pursue a financial award to compensate you for the losses you suffered and will continue to endure because of the accident. A settlement will not undo the damage that has been done, but it may help your family cover the bills and give you some peace of mind as you adjust to your new normal and move forward.
You do not have a lot of time to act. Minnesota Statute § 541.07 sets the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit at two years. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 so we can get to work as soon as possible.