Carrollwood Side Impact Crash Attorney
Judgement errors or driver inattention usually causes side impact car crashes in Florida. Some motorists, often because of substance impairment or other impairment, miscalculate the distance between themselves and other vehicles. Or, they cannot properly control their vehicles during these times. Other times, drivers simply don’t see other vehicles. That’s especially true if the other vehicle is a motorcycle. Usually, these mistakes constitute negligence, or a lack of care.
The tenacious Carrollwood side impact crash attorneys at Moore Law hold people responsible for their mistakes. This responsibility usually means paying compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. In other words, a negligence case doesn’t “blame” another driver for causing a wreck. It also doesn’t punish the other driver for making a mistake. These claims simply give victims the resources they need to pick up the pieces of their lives.
Car Crash Injuries
During 2020, vehicle traffic dropped significantly, due to coronavirus lockdowns. However, the vehicle collision fatality total hit a ten-year high in 2020. This shocking statistic speaks to the speed and power that today’s cars have. For the most part, safety systems have not kept up with these engineering and construction advances. As a result, side impact crash victims often sustain serious or fatal injuries, like:
- Neck Injuries: The odd crash angle in a side impact wreck usually causes whiplash. The neck usually snaps violently in several directions during these collisions. This motion damages the nerve in the neck. Whiplash is difficult to diagnose and treat. Without effective treatment, the injury could cause paralysis.
- Broken Bones: The extreme force in a side impact crash usually crushes bones, as opposed to merely breaking them. So, doctors must use very invasive means, like steel implants, to reconstruct these shattered bones. Broken legal bones are especially severe. The force of a wreck usually propels the legs into a solid object at a very high speed.
- Internal Injuries: This same force and motion causes internal organs to smash and grind against each other. When these organs perforate, they usually bleed very badly. This internal bleeding is hard to identify and stop. As a result, by the time they reach hospitals, many car crash victims have already lost about a fifth of their blood supplies.
The medical bills in a side impact crash could exceed $50,000. To reduce this substantial financial stress, our Carrollwood side impact crash lawyers usually arrange for victims to receive top-notch medical care at no upfront cost.
Your Claim for Damages
This compensation is available if the victim/plaintiff proves negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
The negligence per se doctrine sometimes applies in these cases. Sideswiping another vehicle violates Florida’s right-of-way law. If an emergency responder issues a citation, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is presumptively responsible for the aforementioned damages.
Unfortunately, respondents often don’t issue citations in these situations. They see car wrecks as civil disputes. So, they don’t want to issue tickets and get involved in them.
So, most side impact wrecks hinge on the ordinary negligence doctrine. All motorists have a duty of care. This duty requires them to always drive defensively and avoid accidents whenever possible. Sideswiping another vehicle clearly violates these duties.
The evidence in these cases must be strong enough to withstand some common insurance company defenses, such as comparative fault. This legal loophole shifts blame for an accident from the tortfeasor to the victim.
Rely on an Experienced Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced side impact crash lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. You have a limited amount of time to act.