Compensation For Injuries Sustained In Sideswipe Collisions

A sideswipe is defined as an accident when two vehicles going in the same direction bump into one another, with one side. The usual cause is one car being in the other car's "blind spot" and switching lanes, unaware that it is occupied.

Sideswipes can involve two cars, or any combination of car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or other vehicle.

Sideswipes typically happen because one driver is drunk, not paying attention, texting or otherwise distracted. They often happen on roads where two lanes merge into one, and two cars bump into one another.

There is also a two-way sideswipe, which is nearly a head-on collision, but it is less common.


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Sideswipes are not usually the most serious kind of collision. But they often trigger more serious injuries when the drivers panic and veer off into traffic, or drive off the highway.

Another problem of sideswipe injuries is that the sides of cars are not as protected as the front and rear. When another car makes contact beside you, there is little in the car to protect you from the impact.

If you have been in a sideswipe accident, there is one law firm with experience in reconstructing the accident and obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries.

For a no-charge, no-obligation initial consultation, call Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP in Roseville and Sacramento at 916-677-4979, or toll free at 888-760-8400.