Side Impact Motor Vehicle Accidents
Legal Assistance for People Seriously Injured in Washington Side Impact Car Accidents
If you have been injured or disabled in a Washington side impact motor vehicle accident, you may be seeking answers to your legal questions. The Farber Law Group, a personal injury law firm located in Bellevue, Washington, may be of assistance to you.
The Office of Health, Safety and Security estimates that 9,000 people are killed in side impact collisions every year. Only head-on motor vehicle accidents cause more fatalities.
Side Impact Car Accidents
A side impact car accident -- also known as a T-Bone accident or a broadside accident -- occurs when one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. These types of collisions usually occur in intersections or parking lots and occasionally in passing situations. Depending on the size of the vehicles involved in the accident and their speed at impact, a side impact collision can cause a rollover.
Modern cars are designed to have crumple zones so that the striking vehicle absorbs some of the impact. However, even with side air bags, a side impact collision can have devastating consequences because a car's doors generally cannot absorb the energy involved, especially if the crash is a high speed one.
Causes of Side Impact Car Accidents
Most side impact collisions are caused by driver negligence. Sometimes a driver fails to stop at a sign or red light or is speeding. In many cases, the driver at fault may be driving aggressively, driving under the influence of alcohol or may be distracted. Most, if not all, side impact collisions are preventable.
Injuries in a Side Impact Accident
The people inside a vehicle in a car, truck or SUV that is broadsided are more prone to serious injuries than those in rear-end or front-end car accident, even with side air bags in place, because of vehicle design. If a vehicle is hit squarely at the doors, the people inside often suffer serious injuries including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, spinal cord injury and broken bones. Many others are killed.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
When you engage the services of an experienced personal injury attorney, your attorney will ensure your rights are protected. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, The Farber Law Group, with more than 30 years experience representing motor accident victims with serious injuries, will work to obtain all the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact a Bellevue Side Impact/Broadside/T-Bone Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
The Washington side impact attorneys at The Farber Law Group treat all of their clients with honesty and integrity after any type of motor vehicle accident. We work closely with our clients in order to achieve the best results. Depending on your damages, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, future wages and for pain and suffering.
We provide a FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and NO COST consultation. We represent many car accident victims on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we win your case for you.
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