The most dangerous part of a public road is the intersection, where drivers cross each other’s paths, going in different directions. If a driver is distracted or being reckless, they might end up plowing into the side of another car that had the right-of-way. If this has happened to you, it would be wise to contact a Bridgeport side-impact and rollover accident lawyer. Car accident attorney George W. Ganim, Jr. can provide quality legal services and fight for you to recover compensation.
A side-impact collision is typically called a T-bone, which is when the front end of a car crashes into the side of another car, generally in the door area. This typically happens at an intersection when one car fails to stop at a stop sign or traffic light.
The first thing a driver should do after being T-boned is to check and see if their passengers are okay, especially since the point of impact for these accidents is typically on one of the doors, where there is little protection.
Side-impact collisions generally result in damage to the doors of the car. The typical injuries in these wrecks are neck and back injuries, often from whiplash or from banging their head against the side window. A person who hits their head should be evaluated for a traumatic brain injury.
With help from a Bridgeport T-bone collision lawyer, you can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, damages for pain and suffering and for the impact on life’s activities over the course of your life, among others. In addition to human-centered losses, an injured client can ask to recover property damages for their car and any other damaged valuables.
A rollover accident occurs when the car ends up turning on its side or on its roof as a result of the impact from a collision. Rollover accidents most often occur at an intersection when a car speeds through a traffic signal or a stop sign. That vehicle either hits another one, causing it to flip over, or the speeding vehicle hits the curb and flips itself over. Rollover accidents are more severe than most other accidents because, when the car rolls over, it affects the whole body. Every body part is shaken up and any of them could suffer an injury.
When approaching an intersection, you should slow down and stop in order to make sure there are no vehicles coming, and then enter the intersection when it is clear. All drivers should obey red lights, since speeding through them can not only harm themselves but also other drivers. When a motorist is passing through an intersection on a green light, it can be difficult to see if another driver is coming at them from the side until it is too late. Drivers should attempt to get a good view of stopped traffic before proceeding.
A person who was in a rollover accident should immediately call the police and take photographs of the vehicle damage. They should also get the names, addresses and numbers of any witnesses, as well as any other persons injured in the wreck.
A local side-impact and rollover accident attorney can retrieve the police accident report, including any photographs that you or the police may have taken, visit the accident scene to gain a full understanding as to how the accident occurred, interview witnesses and then proceed with the lawsuit.
If you have been hit by a T-bone or rollover accident, Attorney Ganim can help get your vehicle repaired – and set you up with a rental vehicle while your vehicle is inoperable. He can also assist in the submission of your medical bills to insurance and, ultimately, he can negotiate a fair settlement for you.
If you were T-boned and experienced a rollover, you are likely looking at serious injuries and losses. Attorney George W. Ganim can help ease your economic burden by holding the responsible party accountable. Ask a Bridgeport side-impact and rollover accident lawyer for competent legal advice by calling now for a free consultation.