Side impact collisions may be extremely dangerous, as they may involve a vehicle striking the side of a vehicle where one or more occupants are seated. When a side impact collision happens, it may be an indication that a motorist made an intentional or unintentional error, such as running a red light, failure to yield the right of way, or making an illegal turn.
The motorist who is at fault for your side impact collision could be responsible for your losses stemming from the accident. This may include your medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, and more.
A Seneca side impact collision lawyer from Hammack Law Firm may be able to defend your rights after this type of accident. We help our clients pursue compensation for their damages in personal injury claims and lawsuits.
Call Hammack Law Firm today at (864) 326-3333 to find out how we can help you. A member of our team is standing by to provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
Side-Impact Collisions Can Cause Serious Injuries
Even with these safety features such as side curtain or torso side airbags, you or your loved one may have suffered a substantial injury because of the force of a side impact collision. Some of the injuries that could result from such a collision include:
- Other neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Severe bruising
- Internal bleeding
- And more
You could also suffer injuries that are not listed here. In any case, it may be important for you to see a doctor after your accident, receive treatment, document your injuries, and to monitor the progress of your recovery.
In the worst-case scenario, your loved one may suffer fatal injuries in a side impact collision. Hammack Law Firm handles wrongful death lawsuits and may be able to offer you legal support after this type of tragedy.
Injuries and Other Losses from a Side Impact Collision
When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your losses may mount quickly. Some of the medical expenses that you may face include the cost of:
- Ambulance transport from the scene of your accident
- Care in an emergency department
- Scans, X-rays, and other imaging services to diagnose your injuries
- Follow-up appointments to determine precisely what your injuries are
- The cost of treatment for psychological trauma, which may include medication and counseling
The cost of these treatments can be great. However, medical costs may be only the start of the losses that you experience from a side impact collision. You may also experience losses that stem directly from your injuries, including:
- A loss of income while you are unable to work because of your injuries
- Harm to your earning capacity once you are able to return to work
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Chronic pain
- And more
A Seneca side impact collision lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can help you identify and quantify your losses when we represent you.
A Motorist May Be Responsible for Your Losses
Hammack Law Firm can help you determine who is responsible for causing your accident when we represent you. You may already know who caused your accident and how they did so, but we can collect evidence and build a case to attempt to prove their liability to their insurance company or a judge.
A driver may be responsible for your losses if their negligent actions caused your side impact collision. This may include:
- Running a red light, stop sign, or yield sign
- Making a dangerous turn
- Attempting to cross traffic without enough space
- Violating another form or traffic law
Depending on the specific circumstances of your accident, other parties may have responsibility for your accident-related losses as well.
An employer may be responsible for the harm that their employees cause while on the job. This may be the case if the motorist who struck you was driving their vehicle in a professional capacity. A negligent mechanic, parts manufacturer, or municipality may also be liable for a car accident.
Per South Carolina Civil Remedies and Procedures § 15-38-15, South Carolina’s comparative negligence rules may even allow you to recover compensation for your damages if you were partially at-fault for the accident.
Hammack Law Firm can help you identify the liable party in your case. If you believe another party’s negligence caused your accident, call us today at (864) 326-3333 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Further Steps We Can Take in Your Case
After identifying who is responsible for your accident, a Seneca side impact collision lawyer from Hammack Law Firm may be able to advance your case by:
- Securing evidence related to your accident
- Recording accounts of witnesses to your accident
- Hiring accident reconstruction experts to testify in your defense
- Calculating the cost of your accident-related losses
- Filing your lawsuit in the appropriate legal venue
- Handling all lawsuit-related communications and appearances
- Negotiating for a settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company
- Taking your case to trial if necessary
Call Hammack Law Firm Today
A Seneca side impact collision lawyer from Hammack Law Firm may be able to handle all of the legal work in your case while you focus on your recovery. We strive to provide warm, supportive, and helpful legal representation for all of our clients.
We encourage you to call us as soon as possible so that we may take action within the legal deadlines. South Carolina Civil Remedies and Procedures § 15-3-530 imposes a general three-year deadline for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in South Carolina.
Call Hammack Law Firm today at (864) 326-3333 for a free case review with a member of our team. We offer representation on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front payments required.