Side-impact collisions occur when one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle. These “broad-side” or “T-bone” accidents can lead to severe injuries and legal claims against the at-fault drivers or other parties.
A Lehigh Acres side-impact collisions lawyer from our law firm can assess your situation and determine whether you have a valid legal claim.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collisions lawyer serving Lehigh Acres, call (800) 747-3733
Measuring Damages in Side-Impact Collision Cases
Damages can consist of different forms of compensation when you or a loved one suffers injuries in a side-impact collision. Some damages are straightforward economic losses, but others are more intangible or non-economic losses.
Economic damages stem directly from a tangible financial loss. In most cases, you can prove the existence of economic damages with bills, invoices, or other records. For example, these damages can include:
- Medical bills to treat injuries
- Rehabilitation costs
- Car repairs or replacement
- Lost income while unable to work due to injuries
Non-economic damages are less tangible, in that you usually cannot easily translate them into a dollar figure. There are no records to document the value of your pain and suffering or emotional trauma following an accident.
Likewise, you cannot easily place a value on your loss of enjoyment of life due to a permanent impairment, even though these losses are just as significant as economic damages.
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Knowing how our Law Firm Can Help You After a Lehigh Acres Side-Impact Collision
As a client of our law firm, you will enjoy high-quality, responsive service that is specifically tailored to meet your needs. We will provide you with frequent updates about your case and respond to your questions promptly. We are here to make sure that you understand every stage of your case and what to expect next.
We want you to be able to focus on your health and your family in the aftermath of an accident. While you concentrate on getting well, we will handle everything else, including:
- Scheduling your appointments
- Getting your car fixed
- Gathering your medical bills and records
- Investigating the circumstances that led to your accident
- Dealing with the insurance company
- Negotiating a settlement in your case
- Meeting legal deadlines and other requirements
You always will have access to a phone number for your attorney so that you can ask questions and get information. We want you to understand the legal process and how we are working to get compensation on your behalf.
Understanding how You Can Afford Our Legal Services
We want all injury victims to be able to access our legal services. As a result, we take personal injury cases stemming from side-impact collisions and other accidents on a contingency basis. You pay us nothing up front for us to take your case.
Starting with your free case consultation, you pay our law firm nothing out of pocket. You pay no legal fees until you receive a settlement or damages award in your case.
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Common Causes of Side-Impact Collisions
Many side-impact collisions occur at intersections, often when a driver runs a red light or fails to completely stop at a stop sign. These crashes may occur as a result of a driver who is:
- Distracted by cell phones or other devices
- Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving recklessly or aggressively
- Failing to appropriately yield
Whatever the cause of the negligence may be, injury victims can hold these individuals accountable for their behavior through a legal claim.
By consulting a Lehigh Acres side-impact collisions lawyer from our law firm, you can start the process of getting compensation for your injuries.
Proving who is Responsible for Your Injuries
Drivers have a legal duty to obey traffic laws and drive safely for the benefit of others. When they violate that duty and cause a side-impact collision, injured parties can take legal action to hold them accountable. Drivers who cause a collision due to their actions are typically liable or financially responsible for any injuries that the collision causes.
In some cases, other parties may be responsible for injuries suffered in a side-impact collision.
For instance, if the negligent driver was driving in the course of his or her employment at the time of the crash, the employer also may face liability. If a defective auto part or motor vehicle caused the collision, then the manufacturer could be responsible.
Establishing Negligence in Your Car Accident Case
Negligence is a careless or reckless disregard for the safety of others. If a reasonable driver would have acted differently in the same or similar situation, then the behavior of that driver may rise to the level of negligence.
Whether drivers break a traffic law or just fail to be careful, those drivers can be responsible for the costs of the accidents and resulting injuries that they cause.
To establish negligence, you must prove:
- The party who caused the accident owed a duty to the injured person
- The party acted in a way that violated that duty
- The violation of the duty of care directly led to the accident
- The accident resulted in injuries to others that otherwise would not have occurred
Knowing how Long You Have to File Your Case in Court
You have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury case in court after a car accident.
Missing this deadline can render you unable to get compensation for your losses. While there are a few exceptions to these general deadlines, you should be aware of them so you do not lose your chance to recover compensation.
Allow Our Lawyers to Help You with Your Side-Impact Collision Case
We know that the aftermath of a car accident can be stressful. A Lehigh Acres side-impact collisions lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help relieve some of your stress by handling your legal issues.
Call our offices today at 1-800-747-3733 and learn more about your rights following a Lee County accident in which you have been injured.