Side Impact Auto Accident
All car accidents are devastating in some way – whether by the stress
caused by having to deal with insurance companies, or the long healing
process for a severe injury. However, according to a study published by
the University of Rochester, side impact auto accident crashes are three
times more likely to cause more serious damage like traumatic brain injury
(TBI). If you or a loved one are dealing with the devastating injuries
of a side impact crash, don't face the financial repercussions alone.
Call an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer to handle pursuing
damages from the offending driver and his or her insurance company while
you focus on what's important – healing.
Las Vegas Side Impact Accident Injury Lawyer
The compassionate attorneys at Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC have
over 35 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases like
yours. We will handle your side impact accident injury case with special
care while aggressively pursuing proper compensation from the driver and
his or her insurance company. If you have suffered an injury due to a
T-bone collision in the Clark County area, including Las Vegas, Henderson,
Paradise, Sunrise Manor, Sprint Valley, Winchester, and Enterprise, call
the experienced personal injury attorneys at Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney
LLC. We don’t get paid until you do, so call (702) 789-7876 to schedule
your free and honest initial case consultation.
Causes of Side Impact Collisions in Las Vegas
Any number of scenarios could result in a side impact or T-bone collision.
Additionally, the weight, type, and speed of the cars will determine how
severe the damage is to both the vehicles and the individuals involved.
The most common scenarios of a side impact collision involve some form
of failure to yield, including:
- Running a red light
- Failure to stop at stop sign
- Failure to properly yield at 4-way stop
- Failure to yield at a yield sign
- Failure to yield to oncoming traffic
- Parking lot collisions
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Depending on the speed and size of the vehicles, these scenarios could
result in anything from a simple fender-bender to a fatal crash. An experienced
Las Vegas car accident injury lawyer will be able to sort through your
case and determine fault and liability in order to pursue compensation
for your damages.
Common Injuries in Clark County T-Bone Collisions
Injuries from a side impact or T-bone collision are more likely to be severe,
but actual severity of the injury will depend on what part of the car
was actually struck, the weight and construction of both vehicles, what
safety features were present, and how fast the vehicles were going. A
side impact collision causes the car to be pushed in conflicting directions,
disabling the effectiveness of your body's ability to move with the
impact. Additionally, the sides of the vehicle have limited ability to
absorb energy and limited space to install other safety features to reduce
injury. This can cause various serious and/or permanent injuries, like:
- Muscle strain or sprain
- Muscle tear
- Bone Fractures
- Punctured lung
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Paraplegia or Quadriplegia
Even in a minor collision, a serious injury could be present without immediate
signs or symptoms. It is advised that you obtain a full physical examination
by a qualified physician immediately following any car accident as actual
symptoms may not show up for hours, or even days.
Modified Comparative Fault and Las Vegas Side Impact Collisions
When it comes to recovering damages in a personal injury case, Nevada is
considered a modified comparative fault state. This means that if the
injured person is 49% or less at fault for the side impact accident, they
can recover damages from the other driver or the other driver's insurance
company. However, if the injured person is 51% or more at fault, or is
found at fault of a felony in the accident, he or she is not eligible
to recover damages.
Sometimes, as in the case of a T-bone accident resulting from a failure
to stop at a red light, fault is clear-cut. However, in cases like a broadside
accident on a highway where one driver failed to signal a change of lane
and the other failed to yield, fault is not as clear-cut. An experienced
Clark County personal injury attorney will be able to help you prove your
lesser percentage of fault and thereby increase your chances for damage
recovery – taking the case to court if necessary.
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney, LLC | T-Bone Collision Attorney in Clark County
If you or a loved one are suffering injury due to a side impact collision
in Las Vegas or the surrounding areas of Mesquite, Logandale, Searchlight,
Laughlin, Overton, Boulder City, Summerlin, or Pahrump
, you need attorneys who will treat your case with care while fighting necessary
entities hard for the restitution you deserve. Call the experienced Las
Vegas personal injury lawyers at Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC today.
We're so confident you'll receive compensation that we don't
get paid until you do.