Side Impact Car Accidents

Dallas/Fort Worth Car Accident Attorney

Dedicated Fort Worth side impact accident lawyer Bill Berenson has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you with your side impact auto or truck crash. With over 37 years of experience representing accident victims and Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over 20, Mr. Berenson understands exactly what to do to help his clients.

Side Impact Accidents in the DFW Area

Side impact accidents are a common form of traffic accident in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. “T-bone” accidents, where one vehicle crashes into the side of another creating a “T” shape, are often severe and result in serious injury. This is because side impact collisions usually involve a vehicle trying to beat a red light and accelerating through a traffic signal.

The Dangers of Side Impact Accidents

In cases where one driver crashes into the driver’s side of another car, the driver who has been hit is only inches from the point of impact, increasing the risk of serious injury. Traditionally, the sides of a car are the weakest part of an automobile, and while most cars and trucks can withstand significant pressure to the front or back before “crushing,” it takes less force to cause serious damage to the side of an automobile.

To combat this danger, auto manufacturers create “crumple zones” that are designed to give way when placed under stress. This distributes the force of a blow away from the driver and passengers. These crumple zones, when combined with side-impact airbags, can prevent some of the injuries when one car broadsides another. However, these safety precautions cannot prevent a car or truck from rolling over when struck from the side.

Causes of Side Impact Accidents

As with most kinds of accidents, the potential causes of side impact collisions are almost endless. However, most of the time these accidents only occur when one driver is being negligent or not giving the road and fellow drivers the attention they require. A side impact accident attorney in Fort Worth can help victims bring a claim when this happens.

A few of the more common causes of side impact accidents are when a motorist:

  • Runs a stop sign or stop light;
  • Fails to look before pulling out into traffic;
  • Makes an improper U-turn;
  • Backs out into a road without making sure the roadway is clear;
  • Fails to yield to a driver who has the right of way; or
  • Drives too quickly for the conditions of the road.
What To Do if You Have Been Involved in a Side Impact Accident

The law allows for victims of side impact accidents to recover for the negligent or careless driving of the at-fault motorist. If you have recently been involved in a side impact accident, you should be sure to retain the services of an experienced and dedicated car accident lawyer to ensure that your claim is treated with the urgency and seriousness it deserves.

Fort Worth side impact accident attorney Bill Berenson has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over 20 years and has over 37 years of experience handling personal injury cases. He understands how difficult it can be to have suffered a serious accident and strives to make the legal recovery process as easy and efficient as possible. Contact us online, or call us at 817-855-0000 locally or 1-888-801-8585 toll-free to set up a free initial consultation with a side impact accident lawyer in the Fort Worth area.