Often viewed as minor, sideswipes can cause tremendous vehicle damage and debilitating injuries. Make certain you get a full settlement to cover your losses by working with a Phoenix sideswipe accident lawyer.
In a sideswipe accident, two vehicles are traveling side by side and come into contact with one another. This may happen because one driver changes lanes without looking. In other cases, a driver may be distracted and drift into another lane.
Sideswipe accidents can cause major harm to your vehicle and serious injuries to you. Cars are designed to absorb higher impacts in the front and rear bumpers—when hit from the side, there may be little protection for passengers. In 2014, 2.7 percent of all sideswipe accidents involved fatalities.
If another driver was responsible for your sideswipe, you may be entitled to a claim. Wagner Law’s Phoenix sideswipe accident lawyer will work to get you a full and fair settlement.
Who’s at Fault for Your Sideswipe?
Sideswipe accidents are often caused by driver inattention. A driver may fail to check side mirrors before changing lanes, or drift into another lane if drowsy, distracted, or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.
Sideswipe accidents can occur when two vehicles are traveling side by side, or if they’re coming from opposite directions. Sometimes a third-party vehicle will cause a sideswipe: A driver will engage in dangerous road behavior, and another car will swerve to avoid the car, sideswiping another vehicle.
Our Phoenix sideswipe accident lawyer will review all the details of your case in order to determine who was at fault. Due to Arizona’s comparative negligence laws, even if you contributed to your accident, you may still be able to get a settlement if another driver is found more at fault than you.
What’s My Sideswipe Injury Claim Worth?
A car accident of any kind can result in significant physical challenges, high medical bills, and emotional trauma. After a wreck, it can be tempting to accept a settlement from an insurance company that covers your immediate needs.
Yet insurance companies are often more concerned with their profits than in getting you a fair settlement. A payout from the insurance company is unlikely to take into consideration all of your current and future needs, as well as the intangible factors that negatively affect your life after a crash.
Our Phoenix sideswipe accident lawyer will work to make sure you get every penny you’re owed. We will review all damages and losses caused by your accident, including any of the following present in your case:
Current and future medical bills
Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
Physical or emotional therapy
Pain and suffering
Accidents are inherently stressful events. If another driver caused your collision, you could be entitled to a settlement to help with the physical, emotional, and financial aftermath and restore some of your peace of mind. While the results of your accident cannot be changed, we will work to get you a settlement that eases the process of your recovery.
Contact a Phoenix Sideswipe Lawyer
If you’ve recently experienced a sideswipe accident, don’t count on the insurance company to give you what you’re owed. Call Milton Wagner, a Phoenix sideswipe accident lawyer, at 602-456-4166today or use the online contact form below. Your initial consultation is free, so there’s no risk involved in exploring your legal options.