Rear-End Car Accidents in Ohio: Who’s at Fault?
Posted in: Car Accidents
KNR Legal Blog
The Ohio Department of Public Safety states that someone is injured in a car crash in Ohio every 5.2 minutes. In the event of sideswipe crashes, most result from people failing to check blind spots, which means many can be avoided by simply taking an extra moment to check for cars.
If you’ve been injured because a negligent motorist sideswiped your car, you know how jarring it can be. What’s more, it doesn’t take much for your car insurance premiums or medical bills to rack up quickly. Fortunately, the Ohio car accident lawyers with KNR have the experience and record of success to navigate the claim process and recover the compensation you need.
To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call KNR at 1-800-HURT-NOW. There’s no because we only get paid when you recover compensation.
By definition, a sideswipe is a collision between two vehicles where the right side of one car and the left side of another collide. These usually happen when one of the cars drifts over the lane line at the wrong time.
Sideswipes can range from relatively minor to outright fatal. That being said, here are some of the most common causes of sideswipe collisions:
Naturally, there are a few injuries commonly associated with sideswipe collisions: whiplash, lacerations, broken bones in the hands, feet, arms, and legs, spinal cord injuries, and even traumatic brain injuries.
Dealing with these injuries on top of all the other aftermath of a sideswipe car crash can be overwhelming. This is why it’s best to hire a personal injury lawyer who can help you make sense of your case.
Victims of sideswipe collision accidents often struggle with the need to prove the other driver was to blame, when the answer is obvious to them. But to recover compensation after a car accident, you must demonstrate that the other driver owed you a duty of care, and somehow violated it, thereby causing the accident and your injuries.
After being sideswiped, you attorney may review police reports, witness statements, photos of the damage, and consult experts that will reconstruct the conditions of the accident. By reviewing this evidence, you can point the negligent actions of the other driver, such as their speed, phone logs, or prior instances of aggressive driving, and prove their actions led to the accident.
Once fault is clear, then your attorney will point to your resulting injuries, and make a case that the at-fault driver and their insurance company should be held financially responsible.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we understand how traumatic a sideswipe collision can be for all parties involved. Between the medical bills, insurance claims, and general emotional trauma that follows a car accident, it’s easy to want the matter over with fast. But be wary of accepting quick settlement offers.
Fortunately, our team of experienced Ohio personal injury lawyers will help guide you through every step of the way so that you can get the recovery you deserve. Give us a call today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to learn more.