Were You Injured in a Sideswipe Accident?
Kentucky car crash lawyers help you obtain full and fair compensation
Sideswipe accidents can have horrific consequences, depending on location of the first impact. A car may spin, roll, or leave the highway and collide with a tree or a boulder. If it spins, it may end up facing into oncoming traffic and cause a head-on collision.
If you are injured in a sideswipe accident, seek the counsel of a skilled Kentucky auto accident attorney. The attorneys at Crandall & Pera Law can help assess comparative negligence, which is the rule in Kentucky, and advocate on your behalf so that fault is apportioned fairly. We work to help our clients obtain the best possible settlements and jury verdicts. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you in Louisville, Lexington, or the surrounding areas.
What causes sideswipe accidents?
Lack of attention to the surrounding traffic is a major cause of sideswipe accidents. Most sideswipe accidents are simply examples of it. If another car is close by in an adjoining lane and you are in its driver’s “blind spot,” their sudden lane change may be disastrous, especially if made without signaling or with signals as an afterthought. Negligent lane changes give other drivers little or no time to react to an encroachment.
Sideswipes also occur during merges from entry lanes onto main highways. Drivers already on the highway have the right of way over those entering it, but the simple courtesy of slowing slightly and giving another driver an opportunity to enter the highway is far less likely to cause an accident than is speeding up to assert one’s right of way.
What can I do if I’m involved in a sideswipe accident?
If you are injured, consult with an experienced sideswipe accident lawyer as soon as possible. Kentucky is a pure comparative fault state. Experienced Kentucky auto accident attorneys can obtain all the necessary documentation to mitigate your share of responsibility, such as witnesses’ statements, police reports, and reports of forensic investigators who examined the accident scene.
Crandall & Pera Law’s Kentucky car accidents lawyers help obtain justice for drivers injured in sideswipe accidents
If you or a loved one was injured because a negligent driver sideswiped your car, let the car crash attorneys at Crandall & Pera Law help you obtain the compensation you deserve to cover the cost of medical care, alleviating the strain on your finances. We can advocate for your receiving proper rehabilitation and related long-term care if necessary.
We often make the difference between favorable and unfavorable outcomes in sideswipe accident cases. Please call us at 877-686-8879, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Kentucky sideswipe accident attorney. Our attorneys represent clients in the Lexington and Louisville areas, and throughout Kentucky.