Proving Fault in Side Swipe Auto Accidents

Oct 30, 2013 @ 09:33 PM — by Edward Deason

Proving Fault in Side Swipe Auto AccidentsAuto accidents of all kinds have to be taken very seriously given that there are lives, livelihoods, and futures at stake. No matter what kind of collision occurred, no matter the circumstances, it's up to skilled litigators to ensure that negligent parties are held responsible and that those who were injured receive compensation for all of their serious injuries and losses.

The personal injury attorneys at our firm would like to take a few moments right now to consider one type of auto accident that is quite serious: the side swipe auto accident.

What is a side swipe accident?

A side swipe collision refers to instances in which the sides of two vehicles come into contact. This can occur between two moving vehicles going in the same direction, two moving vehicles moving in opposite directions, or a moving vehicle and a stationary vehicle.

Common Causes of Side Swipe Accidents

Some of the most common causes of side swipe auto accidents include the following:

  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Failure to yield
  • Frequent lane changes
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Underestimating the width of a gap between vehicles

How serious are side swipe accidents?

Very serious, especially when two moving vehicles are involved. While there is no direct impact between frontends of vehicles, side collisions can cause vehicles to veer off course into other vehicles or into medians and guardrails. This can cause multi-car collisions and other serious issues on the road. This is why it is so crucial to partner with our auto accident attorneys should you or someone that you love be involved in such an accident.

What does the term "fault" mean?

"Fault" is simply a way of assessing responsibility for an accident. If someone is deemed "at fault," it means that he or she is to blame for an act of negligence and needs to be held legally liable for any injuries and losses that have occurred.

How Our Legal Team Establishes Fault

Proving fault can be tricky, but that's why our team is exceptional at what it does. Using police reports and other available evidence, the exact events of the collision will be recreated and examined. By piecing things together in this way, we will be able to discover all the factors that contributed to the accident occurring and build a strong case on your behalf.

How Our Legal Team Helps You

The legal system is tricky and it is not a good idea to go it alone. By partnering with a skilled legal team, you are allowing you and your loved ones the ability to heal and achieve peace of mind while our team pursues justice on your behalf.

Learn More About Auto Accident Cases

If you would like more information about auto accident litigation and how our legal team can help you in your time of legal need, be sure to contact our Orange County personal injury lawyers today. The legal team here will fight tenaciously on your behalf to ensure that any injuries and losses experienced will be covered by legal damages.

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