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Car Accidents

Side impact car crashes can have a devastating effect on drivers and passengers in a car. In general, they have the highest potential to cause serious injury to those involved in comparison to any other type of car accident.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a side impact car accident, it is important that you understand the typical crash characteristics and that you look into how you can legally respond to the event.

What can protect against a side impact car crash?

Studies have shown that those involved in a side impact crash have a greater chance of survival if they are wearing a seat belt. Being belted has been shown to protect a person from being ejected from the vehicle. However, it may not help in situations where the passenger comes into contact with the side structure of the vehicle.

Additionally, rear-seated passengers can be more vulnerable to injury in side impact car crashes. This tends to be because front-seated passengers usually have better protective technology such as bigger airbags.

What are the common consequences of a side impact car crash on the human body?

As with all types of car crashes, concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries are a real risk, and these can have the potential to be fatal. Additionally, injuries to the limbs and the chest can be extremely severe.

Under what circumstances can side impact car crashes occur?

Side impact car crashes can often occur at intersections or when a vehicle ignores a red light or a stop sign. This can mean that two cars collide at high speeds with no opportunity to brake.

How can I take legal action in Texas after a side impact car crash?

If you or a loved one has been involved in a side impact car crash, it is likely that injuries are severe from a physical and a mental perspective. It is important that you take action so that compensation for actual damages, as well as for the pain and suffering caused, are attained.

Take the time to understand personal injury law in Texas so that you can get justice after such a terrible event.

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Michael Zimmerman

Michael was born in Houston, Texas. His education at Baylor and Texas State Universities earned him a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. His major was in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. He finished his legal education at Texas Southern University in 1990, earning a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990.

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