Miami, Florida – Side-Swipe Collisions Lawyer
Comparatively speaking, highway driving is a fairly safe endeavor. Accidents tend to be less common occurrences on highways than on city streets, which is especially notable when you take into account the number of miles driven on most interstates and similar routes.
However, just because highways are typically safer doesn’t mean a highway accident that does occur won’t be devastating. One of the most common examples of such an accident is a side-swipe collision.
While side-swipes can indeed happen anywhere and are not limited to highways, they are most common on roads with multiple lanes, and when they do take place on highways, they usually involve two vehicles moving at extremely high speeds.
What’s worse is that many side-swipe collisions involve large commercial vehicles, which increases the likelihood of you suffering a serious injury in a highway side-swipe collision.
If you or a loved one are dealing with a serious injury or disability due to a side-swipe collision, contact Neufeld Law Firm right away. Our attorneys will help you obtain the compensation you need to fully recover from your accident.
Who is Responsible for a Side-Swipe Collision?
While the circumstances of every car accident are unique, there are a few general rules of thumb that apply with regard to side-swipe incidents. Typically, a side-swipe collision occurs when one driver drifts into the lane of another driver.
As you have the right-of-way while traveling in your designated lane, it means the other driver is usually responsible. With that being said, when clients come to us with a side-swipe collision case, we look for signs of negligence that caused another driver to drift into their lane.
Some of the more common reasons for these accidents are the following behaviors of the other driver:
- Being distracted by an electronic
- Eating or drinking and not having both hands on the wheel
- Attempting to switch lanes without looking to make sure the other lane was clear
- Falling asleep at the wheel
If we can find any evidence of these types of negligence, you’ll have a strong case that you are likely to win if things go to trial.
What to Expect After Contacting Neufeld Law Firm
When you bring your car accident case to Neufeld Law Firm, we will do everything we can to make your life as easy as possible. Our legal team will take the lead in all communications with your insurance company and that of the other driver, thus giving you more time to focus on your recovery.
We will also thoroughly investigate your claim, and the more evidence we find, the stronger your case will be. Still, even if we collect a mountain of evidence, your case will never go to trial, as once we present the evidence to the insurance company, it will usually negotiate for a fair settlement.
The reason behind that is simply the fact that trials cost a lot of money. If it is clear that we have enough evidence to win at trial, the insurance company can save on the cost of hiring a lawyer by agreeing to a fair settlement. That is a win for you, too, because it means you get the money much sooner than having to wait for a jury verdict.
In most cases, we’ll be presenting you with a negotiated settlement that will cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, all in just a few weeks, and in the rare case where the insurance company refuses to negotiate, our top-rated attorneys have decades of trial experience, so they’ll fight to get you every dollar you deserve.
Contact Neufeld Law Firm After a Side-Swipe Collision
Side-swipe collisions should never be taken lightly. Even a relatively light tap at highway speeds can send your vehicle careening into other cars or off the road, and if the vehicle that hit you was a truck or similarly sized commercial vehicle, it could cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries.
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a side-swipe injury, you deserve to get compensation for the harm you suffered. Don’t wait: Every day could cost you thousands of dollars. When you are facing mountains of medical bills and uncooperative insurance companies, you can’t afford any delays.
Contact the experienced attorneys at Neufeld Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible. Our attorneys will explain your legal options and answer all of your questions during your free case review.