Sideswipe accidents are often misunderstood and disputed. Drivers will
often disagree over who is at fault. However, if one of the vehicles involved
is an enormous truck, the damage this might cause could be extreme, especially
to smaller cars and their occupants. According to the National Highway
Safety and Transportation Board, many sideswipes are caused by trucks
and large vehicles changing lanes.
If you’ve been sideswiped by a truck driver, make sure to document
the scene as much as possible and seek medical attention if you are injured.
Call one of our skilled
Walnut Creek truck accident attorneys if you would like to pursue a personal injury case to recover the cost
of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by this accident.
Call us at (925) 275-5592 to get your case started today!
Causes of Sideswipe Accidents
Sideswipes occur when two vehicles moving in the same direction collide.
These happen when one or both of the drivers are distracted, trying to
change lanes, or making a turn. They can also be caused by some of the
- Inattention by the driver
- Drunk driving
- Object on the road
- Object in a blind spot the driver can’t see
- Distracted driving
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The injuries caused by truck sideswipe accidents can be severe. Drivers
in smaller cars could sustain harm to the limbs, suffer internal bleeding,
or get a traumatic brain injury. Likewise, damage to the head and neck
might not be immediately apparent but could have a lasting effect on your
ability to work and function.
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook help you seek compensation if a truck driver negligently caused this accident.
Walnut Creek personal injury attorneys are familiar with many types of truck accidents. We can investigate the
crash and help you seek the best possible results. Our team is welcoming
and professional, and we take pride in providing our community with trusted,
compassionate, and reliable legal advocacy. We also work on a contingency
fee basis, which means you don’t pay us a penny unless we can win
compensation on your behalf. Let us see what we can do for you and your family.
Contact us at (925) 275-5592 or fill out our online form to schedule a FREE case
consultation with us today.