Fault in a sideswipe collision can be difficult to prove, and insurance companies will not go to the trouble of maximizing your compensation. You might find that the insurance company works to shift blame on you, so that it can be cleared of significant liabilities and reduce its exposure to making damage and loss payments to you. However, this does not mean that the insurance company is really your advocate or that you will be able to get the compensation you deserve from the other driver’s insurance.
You need an advocate who is on your side in all phases of the legal process on your road to recovery. At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we understand how to prove fault in sideswipe accidents. We have been doing so for victims throughout Texas from League City, Galveston to Houston since 1970. Our attorneys are aggressive at trial and know how to maximize the fair value of your claim in negotiations.
Based in League City, we can help you no matter where you live or where your accident occurred in Texas and the Greater Houston area. We will thoroughly investigate the accident scene and collaborate with a variety of experts to find evidence, prove fault and establish the full and fair value of your damages and losses.
Please call us at (281) 645-5000 to speak with an attorney. We offer free consultations and will handle all legal aspects of your car accident claim. We are always on your side.
Causes of Sideswipe Accidents
While unexpected lane changes are the most common direct cause of sideswipe collisions, other contributing factors have also been implicated in these accidents:
Texting while driving and distracted driving in general
Falling asleep at the wheel
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Underestimating the narrowness of a lane of traffic
Overly aggressive or reckless driving
Catastrophic injuries may require extended recovery periods in and out of the hospital. Working with an experienced car accident lawyer can help you and your family achieve full and fair compensation for serious injuries and losses.
Common Recoverable Injuries in Sideswipe Accidents
The severity of injuries in a sideswipe crash is typically dependent on the speed of the vehicles and the surroundings in which the accident took place. Common injuries include:
Neck and back injuries
Cuts and bruises
Brain and spinal cord injuries, including concussions
Damage to internal organs
If one of the vehicles in the accident is significantly larger and heavier than the other, the damage to the smaller car or truck and its occupants can be proportionately more severe.
At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, our team of injury lawyers can take on transportation companies and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the settlement you deserve for your losses and damages. We will fight for you and provide you peace of mind while we work proactively to hold negligent parties accountable.
We’re on your side. Contact us at (281) 645-5000 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.