Side-impact collisions, also called broadside collisions or T-bones, happen when one vehicle drives into the side of another. This type of crash may be due to either driver’s actions.
If a side-impact collision accident caused you or your loved one harm, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. We will work to prove the accident was not your fault and that you are entitled to compensation.
Our team has served clients across Florida since 2006. We have multiple lawyers on staff with decades of combined experience. We are ready to put our knowledge to work for you. We want to help you achieve financial awards quickly, easily, and effectively.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collisions lawyer serving Tampa, call (800) 747-3733
Proving Liability for Your Side-impact Collision
In most car accident cases, the party responsible for the plaintiff’s damages is another, negligent driver. Whether you are pursuing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, to win compensation, you need to show the other party or parties involved caused your crash. A lawyer can help you determine and prove liability.
When it comes to side-impact collisions, it is often a driver’s failure to yield or failure to stop that leads to the crash. However, it could be the driver of the struck vehicle or the striking vehicle that is in violation. It is up to you to prove the other driver’s negligence caused your crash. Negligent driving behaviors include:
- Running a stop sign or stop light
- Failing to obey yield signs
- Driving drowsy or sleeping at the wheel
- Texting, eating, grooming, or engaging in another distraction
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to signal or making an improper turn
Accident Reports and Other Evidence
One important piece of evidence your attorney can use to prove negligence is the official report of your accident. According to Florida Statutes 316.066, law enforcement officers called to the scene of accidents resulting in injuries, death, and/or property damages of $1,000 or more must file a written report of the incident within ten days. This report should include:
- A description of the involved vehicles
- The names and addresses of the drivers and passengers
- The names and addresses of witnesses
- The law enforcement agency and investigating officers
- The location, time, and date of the crash
- The involved parties’ insurance information
The details contained in an accident report can help your attorney build your case. Using this report, they can track down witnesses and obtain statements, visit the scene of the accident, and determine if photographs and video of the incident may exist.
If a law enforcement officer was not present at the scene, you must complete a crash report and file it with Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV). You can do this using the Florida Crash Portal.
In addition to your crash report, your lawyer may also use your medical records and vehicle repair records to piece together what occurred during your accident. Your lawyer may hire a crash reconstruction specialist or other experts to testify on your behalf.
Other Potentially Liable Parties
Not all collisions are the sole responsibility of a negligent driver. Sometimes, vehicle issues and environmental issues contribute to crashes. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), tire problems, brake problems, engine trouble, and other vehicle-related defects are the critical reason for about two percent of vehicle accidents. Around another two percent of crashes are the result of environmental problems, such as road maintenance and road design.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will not back down from your case, even if it means going after a car maker or government entity. A Tampa side-impact collisions lawyer with our firm can help you with a case against the manufacturer of a dangerous or defective vehicle and/or its parts. Our team can also help you hold the owner of the roadway responsible, whether that is a private entity or a city or state government. Call us at
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Awards You Could Win
Medical treatment and vehicle repairs can add up, and if you are seriously injured, you may be unable to work. You have bills you need to pay, and you could need more medical intervention before you are fully recovered.
A lawyer can help you pursue awards for:
- Physical therapy
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Hospitalizations or a stay in a long-term care facility
- The costs of wheelchairs, walkers, or other medical equipment
- In-home nursing care
You could win a settlement to help with your household goods and expenses, vehicle damages, and lost wages. If you can no longer work or cannot return to your previous employment because of your injuries, you could win compensation for lost future earning capacity.
Some injuries can change the way we live forever. If you suffered paralysis, scarring, disfigurement, loss of a limb or bodily function, or another injury resulting in permanent disabilities, you could win compensation for your pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. You could also win awards for depression, anxiety, insomnia, or other mental health issues caused by your crash and crash-related injuries.
We Work on Contingency
You do not have time to waste while insurance companies drag their feet. Let a Tampa side-impact collisions lawyer work on your behalf. The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can handle the insurance companies and their lawyers for you. We will strive to win the compensation you need to heal and to take care of yourself and your family.
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