Were you involved in a sideswipe accident in California? A sideswipe is defined as an accident when two vehicles going in the same direction bump into each other. 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 vehicles. Sideswipes typically happen because one driver is drunk, not paying attention, texting or otherwise distracted. These vehicle crashes often happen on roads where two lanes merge into one, and two cars bump into each other.
There is also a two-way sideswipe, which is nearly a head-on collision, but it is less common.
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 with one of our attorneys, call Rosenthal Law in Roseville and Sacramento at (916) 774-7200 or send us an email.
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