Some of the most serious car accidents are side swipe accidents, in which one car collides into another car moving in the same direction from the side. These types of accidents commonly occur because one driver attempts a lane change without properly checking to see whether it’s safe to do so, but can also occur due to a driver:
- Operating his or her vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while fatigued
- Using a cell phone or some other form of technology
- Simply not paying adequate attention to the road and drifting out of his or her lane
Whatever the cause of the side swipe accident, the resulting injuries can be severe. While most modern cars provide adequate protection in the event of head-on and rear-end collisions, many afford little protection in side swipe accidents. If you or a member of your family has been injured in a side swipe accident, the personal injury lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help. Through our expert accident investigation and reconstruction services, our vast pool of resources, and our skill and sheer tenacity, we can present the strongest case possible on your behalf. Our experience in handling cases arising from Daytona Beach side swipe accidents allows us to consistently recover the full measure of damages to which our injured clients and their families are entitled.
Don’t hesitate; if you have been seriously injured in a side swipe accident, contact the law offices of Chanfrau & Chanfrau today for an evaluation of your case.
Consequences of Side Swipe Accidents
In addition to the impact of the collision itself, the occupants of the vehicle that is struck in a side swipe accident are put at risk of being forced into a collision with another vehicle, a tree, a guard rail, or a fixture alongside the road. Especially in fast-moving traffic, such as that which is common on freeways and highways, the consequences of side swipe accidents can be devastating.
Common injuries resulting from side swipe accidents include:
- Brain, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Wrongful death
The auto accident lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau handle the full range of auto accident cases, regardless of their cause or the types of injuries that resulted. We have a long and impressive history of successful verdicts and settlements. By presenting strong, compelling cases on behalf of clients injured in auto accidents, we are often able to recover the full measure of damages allowable under the law, including compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
In wrongful death cases, we are also often able to obtain damages to cover funeral costs, loss of support, loss of consortium, and future losses and expenses that can reasonably be projected.
Learn More about Side Swipe Accident Litigation
If you or someone you love has been injured, or if you have lost someone you love, due to a side swipe auto accident caused by someone else’s negligent driving, please call or email Chanfrau & Chanfrau today to learn more about your legal rights and options.