Who Is Liable In A Side Impact Collision?
If you have ever been the victim in a car accident, you know how scrupulous an insurance adjuster and the court system can be. If you are lucky, the accident resulted in minor damages to your vehicle and perhaps whiplash. However, we all know accidents can be far more expensive, painful, and heartbreaking as well. Below, we discuss what happens during a side impact collision, proving liability and how a car accident attorney can help.
What is a Side impact Collision?
A side impact collision it just that – an accident that occurs when one vehicle hits the side of another. A side impact collision has many names such as a “T-bone” or “broadside collision.” These types of accidents typically occur while driving. For example, broadside collisions often result from improper lane mergers or failure or failure to signal an intent to change lanes. T-bones, however, are more likely to occur while running red lights or failing to obey signs or lights at intersections.
Proving Fault and Liability
As with all car accidents, there are several critical pieces of evidence that help determine who is at fault for a side impact collision. This includes the police report, the posted traffic signals and road signs, witness statements, traffic camera and surrounding surveillance camera footage, and the physical damages caused to the involved vehicles.
Proving fault and liability can significantly affect the compensation you receive as the result of a side impact collision. If the other party is entirely at fault, your compensation will be much higher. It will include things like vehicle repairs, medical bills, rental fees, attorney costs, and much more. If both parties are determined to be at fault, compensation will include much less, if anything at all.
Talk to a Car Accident Attorney Today
In Houma, LA, Waitz & Downer are ready to help your side impact collision case. As your experienced, professional car accident attorney – we understand exactly what you need to prove the other driver was at fault. From uncovering inconsistencies to evaluating the facts of the case, Waitz & Downer are here to help. We work hard to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have been in a side impact collision, contact Waitz & Downer today!