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According to data from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), 242K side-collisions occur every year in the United States. These accidents cause approximately 27K injuries and more than 2,5K fatalities. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that over the course of one year, drivers who failed to yield the right of way caused 529 fatal accidents, those who failed to keep in proper lane caused 210 fatal accidents, and those who made improper turns caused 38 accidents. Also, drivers who failed to yield the right of way caused 3.5K injuries, those who failed to keep in proper lane caused 616 injuries, and those who made improper turns caused 371 injuries.
How Can the Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Help?
At the Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, we have a vast experience in handling all types of car accidents, including side collisions. We firmly believe in holding the negligent driver who caused you damages accountable for his actions. If you contact Our Law Firm following your crash, we'll provide you with a free initial case evaluation and will advise you on your legal options.
If you decide to work with us, we'll gather all the necessary evidence that you might not own, including the police report, medical records, insurance information and possible footage of the crash. We'll investigate the circumstances of the accident to prove the other driver was at fault. We work with an expert called a biomechanical engineer, who goes to the crash site and recreates the accident to see what happened. Determining liability is what will bring you compensation.
We'll also carefully evaluate the extent of your damages, working together with financial experts if necessary, and negotiate a fair settlement or take your case to court and aggressively advocate on your behalf.
Side Collision Statistics
Each year, around 3.18 million passenger vehicles are involved in side crash crashes on U.S. roads. These accidents result in approximately 9,400 deaths, about 30 percent of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths.
Side collisions are car crashes where the side of one or more vehicles is impacted. T-bone collisions are a form of side collisions where the side of one vehicle is struck from the front or rear of another vehicle. These crashes often occur at intersections or parking lots.
Vehicle damage and the severity of personal injuries depend on the area of the car that has been hit, the speed of the vehicles at the time of the crash, the vehicle's weight and construction and the presence of safety features.
The recommended course of action depends on the circumstances of your case and the severity of your damages. If you only sustained minor injuries or moderate property damage and the other party admits liability, the other driver's insurer will probably offer you a settlement that covers these losses. If you find the offer satisfying, meaning it covers your medical bills and the costs of repair for your vehicle, you should accept it, and no further legal action is needed. Still, you need to be cautious: once you have received a settlement, you lose your legal right of filing a claim later, in case you realize your damages were higher.
However, if the other party does not admit liability or your losses are considerable, requiring larger compensation, your situation becomes more complicated. You will need an experienced and determined car accident attorney who works together with accident reconstruction specialists and other technicians to help determine liability. Although solving the case outside the courtroom is always recommended, if the other driver's insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, the best way of protecting your rights is to file a personal injury lawsuit. After the complaint has been filed, there is still a chance the other party will provide an acceptable settlement before the case ends up in a courtroom. Still, victims need to be aware that civil lawsuits might take years to settle and they will need to pay for their damages meanwhile. Therefore contacting our office as soon as possible is in every victim's best interest.
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Do I Have to Go to Court to Get a Proper Settlement for My Florida Side Collision Case? »
If the other driver offers a settlement that covers your damages, it is not necessary to go to court over a side collision case, especially if the injuries or damage are minor. Only for more severe cases, or if the settlement is unsatisfying, is court action recommended. An experienced attorney can help you get the most convenient settlement possible.
Who Will Pay for Damages in a Florida Side Collision Accident? »
In Florida, if you are insured you can recover all damages that result from a side collision car accident from your insurance company, from the other driver's insurance company, or, if the accident happened due to a malfunction in one of the car's components, from the company that made and distributed that component. It is highly recommended to hire a car accident attorney in order to receive the maximum amount of compensation for your damages.