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What You Need to Know About Side Impact Car Wrecks

Car accidents are devastating. Out of the hundreds of thousands that occurred in California during the latest reporting year, there were more than 12,000 that caused what are considered serious injuries. When an accident happens, it is unexpected, but few are scarier than “t-bone,” or side impact accidents.

These often occur at intersections, but not always. It is also not always clear who is at fault. Edward “Skip” Babbitt want you to know that there are many things to consider when it comes to side impact crashes.

When you need a San Diego car accident lawyer, you can count on “Skip” to get you through the entire process with the compensation you need.

How Is This Different?

Most car accidents happen when vehicles collide from the front and back. When that happens, there is much more protection that you have with a side impact. In the front, you have the engine compartment. In the back, you have the trunk space. On both ends, you have reinforced bumpers.

When there is a side impact, all you have is the doors and windows. That is why t-bone accidents are potentially devastating.

Side impact collisions often result in the following injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries – these collisions mean that your head could suffer a severe impact with the metal frame or window of the vehicle.

  • Spinal cord injuries – our bodies are not made to take severe jolts, especially from the side. Our spinal cords can suffer severe damage in at-bone accident.

  • Broken bones – our rib cage is fairly malleable, but not when impacted from the side. Broken ribs can lead to punctured lungs or other internal organ damage. These collisions also cause damage to arm and leg bones at higher rates.

The medical costs of side impact injuries can become overbearing, especially if long-term rehabilitation is needed for a full recovery.

We also want to note that car seats are designed to sustain impacts from the front and back as well. Getting hit from the side typically causes children to sustain “head, chest, and extremity injury.”

We want to note that side impact crashes can cause significant personal injuries even at lower speeds. These accidents occur many times due to extreme driver negligence such as alcohol-impaired driving, distracted driving, and drivers who speed through intersections trying to beat a red light.

What to Do Now

We know that side impact crashes are different. They can be more devastating. In the aftermath of a crash, you will likely have many questions. Let Edward “Skip” Babbitt help you through this tough time.

He will sit with you and go over your case personally so that you understand everything about what is happening. He wants to make sure you get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses, from medical bills and lost income to pain and suffering damages. When you need a San Diego car accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-543-1789 for a free consultation.