Philadelphia Sideswipe Car Accident Lawyer
One of the most common forms of car accidents with which drivers are involved are sideswipe accidents. Often in this kind of case, the offending driver continues on, and never stops to accept responsibility, either because they are not aware that they just hit a car, or because the car they just hit is a parked vehicle with no one inside. Many times, the vehicle that sideswipes a driver is a truck or large commercial vehicle, and they are not aware of what they just did due to the size of the truck or bus they are operating.
For many of us, it is second nature to look in our side mirror, look over our shoulder and turn on our blinkers before changing into another lane. While lane-changing is among the first topics we learn in our driver’s education class, drivers still fail to execute these simple steps. This, like other driving mistakes, is not only dangerous for the negligent driver, but for other motorists on the road. Motorists who change lanes without any warning or indications cause accidents-and at highway speeds, these accidents can result in catastrophic damages. In the Philadelphia area, there are numerous accidents that are the result of improper lane changes every year.
Sideswipes on 2 Lane or More Highways
Many car accidents take place when one vehicle moves into the lane that another vehicle is occupying. In these cases, which are typically called sideswipes, the issue becomes one of “he said, she said,” on who crossed into the others lane. What makes these cases so difficult is that there are typically no independent witnesses because both cars involved are (or were) moving at the time that the crash occurs. In many cases where responsibility is disputed, an expert must be consulted in order to establish the fault of one of the drivers.
Injuries from Sideswipe Accidents
If you were injured in a Sideswipe Accident, you should consult with a lawyer. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys are trained in obtaining vital evidence, which can make the difference in a case where you injured in a sideswipe style incident. The injuries that result from sideswipes can be devastating. If unexpected, your body can be jolted in odd and unreasonable directions and once you are hit, you are more susceptible to crashing your car into another, which can cause further injury. Consultations are free, and we urge you to call if you have been injured in a sideswipe car accident.
Pedestrians Injured in a Sideswipe Car Accident
You could be walking in the street or next to a car in the street when a car comes along, striking you with its side view mirror. Hopefully they stop, but in the event that they do not, you still have a source to compensate you for the losses and injuries you have sustained. Contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a free consultation. Our lawyers can help navigate you through the claim process, and identify all possible sources of recovery.
Property Damage from Sideswipe Car Accidents
Many times, you park your car on the street, and when you return to it, it has been sideswiped with the side view mirror gone and a large line of damage on the side that was hit. Hopefully, the wrongdoer stops their car and places a note on yours with identifying information. More likely, you have no way of knowing, because the offender fled. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., can help. Call us for an appointment, the consultation is free.
This content was written on behalf of an experienced Philadelphia car crash attorney Greg Prosmushkin.