Sideswipe Car Accident Lawyer
Sideswipe Accident Injuries: Los Angeles & Nationwide
Sideswipe collisions can range from the minor to the severe. A sideswipe accident occurs when two vehicles are traveling parallel to one another and scrape against one another. In the “best” case scenario, the two vehicles simply bounce off and continue along with some auto body damage. Unfortunately, sideswipe accidents can easily send one or both vehicles careening off the road or into other motorists. Sideswipe collisions often result in serious injuries to one or more vehicle occupants involved.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a sideswipe accident in Los Angeles, the Southern California sideswipe collision legal team at Morris Law Firm is ready to hear from you. We will investigate the circumstances of your traffic accident, gather evidence and witness statements, and prepare your case. We’ll negotiate a favorable settlement and, if we can’t get you the amount you deserve, we’ll fight alongside you through trial and beyond. We work to ensure you get the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. You do not have to shoulder the burden of your medical bills, chronic pain, and other harm resulting from a sideswipe accident. The auto injury attorneys at Morris Law Firm are ready to help.
When Do Sideswipe Accidents Happen?
Sideswipe collisions can arise in many situations. Sideswipe collisions occur whenever two vehicles traveling in the same or opposite directions collide side-to-side, scraping or smashing against one another. Typically, sideswipe accidents occur in one of the following situations:
Lane changes. Drivers are supposed to signal and check their blind spots before changing lanes. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to follow these simple rules. Drivers who change lanes without signaling properly or who fail to check their blind spots are likely to collide with other cars heading in the same direction that are either in the lane already or merging properly into the same lane. Anti-collision warning technology can help to a certain extent, but driver attentiveness is still most important.
Parked cars. Sideswipes often involve parked cars or occur on narrow roads where the lanes of traffic are limited by street parking. In Los Angeles, there are many narrow roads that are made even narrower by cars parked on either side of the street. A driver who loses control momentarily or who misjudges the amount of space they have may careen into a parked car or a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Drivers who text or otherwise find themselves distracted are especially likely to have a sideswipe accident.
Merging onto a highway or freeway. Merging onto a California highway or freeway can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when there’s heavy traffic or the on-ramp is especially short. Merging drivers must ensure they signal properly, reach the speed of traffic, and check all around them for any complicating factors. Drivers already on the freeway must be cognizant of new drivers merging whenever they approach a freeway entrance. Drivers who tailgate, fail to signal, drive too close to other vehicles, or otherwise drive negligently are likely to cause a serious sideswipe collision.
Compensation Available After a Sideswipe Accident in Southern California
The seasoned traffic accident injury lawyers at Morris Law Firm are ready to help you maximize your compensation after your sideswipe accident. If you were hit by a negligent driver, whether they were an individual driver, a trucker working for a freight company, or an emergency services driver working for the city, you are entitled to compensation for the harm you suffered.
Our Los Angeles sideswipe crash legal team will fight for your right to compensation for all types of damages available in your case, including the following:
- Past medical expenses
- Anticipated future medical bills for surgeries, treatments, medication, nursing care, physical therapy, and other care
- Income lost from time missed at work while recovering
- Anticipated loss of future income due to injury or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish from the loss of companionship, loss of life enjoyment, disfigurement, and other consequences of serious injury
- Wrongful death
We’ll help you get the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve after your Los Angeles sideswipe accident.
Call Morris Law Firm After a Sideswipe Accident in Los Angeles or Southern California
We understand there are many ways you can be injured by a motor vehicle and that each case is unique. Contact our Los Angeles sideswipe accident injury attorney today to evaluate your unique sideswipe crash injury claim. Morris Law Firm will give you a personalized evaluation and help you figure out your legal rights and next steps.
Call us today at 747-283-1144 for a fast response or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.