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Auto Accident 1.14.2022

What Is An Angle Collision Car Accident?

 Michigan side impact car crashes may have a devastating effect on drivers and passengers in a car. In general, they are the most common types of crashes that 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 some common crash characteristics and that you retain an experienced side impact  car accident lawyer. Call 866-HIRE-JOE to speak to a trained and experienced side impact car accident attorney for a free consultation.

Side angle collision car accidents

A car accident resulting from an angle collision happens when one vehicle strikes another vehicle at an angle somewhere between 90 degrees (referred to as a side-impact collision) and 180 degrees (known as a rear-end collision or head-on collision). A side impact or broadside accident happens when a car is hit on one side at an approximately 90 degree angle. Sometimes, people call these accidents "T-bone" accidents.

What Are The Three Types of Motor Vehicle Collisions?

Motor vehicle crashes involve primarily three types of collisions: side impact vehicle collisionrear-end collision, and head-on collision. Being aware of the three kinds of collisions and understanding the dangers helps drivers and occupants to understand where and how their injuries might occur.

Can you get hurt in a side impact collision?

Yes. Research studies have shown that those involved in a side impact crash sustain severe injuries but have a greater chance of survival if they are wearing a seat belt and side airbags deploy. Additionally, rear-seated passengers can be more vulnerable to injury in side impact car crashes because rear passengers don’t wear seatbelts.

How to can protect against a side impact car crash?

Research studies have shown that people involved in a side impact crash have a greater chance of survival if they are wearing a seat-belt and riding in a vehicle with side impact airbags. Wearing a seatbelt can help keep you from being thrown around inside the car and protect you from being ejected from the vehicle. However, it may not help in situations where the door of the vehicle is crushed into the passenger of the vehicle. The side of the vehicle does not have much distance from the body to offer structural protection like the front or rear of the vehicle. Additionally, rear seat passengers can be more vulnerable to injury in side impact car crashes because of the lack of seatbelts or no side impact curtain air bag deployment. Front seat passengers usually are better protected by airbag technology such as bigger airbags.

What human errors cause side impact accidents?

Past research has indicated that the vast majority of side impact traffic crashes are caused by human error. The following types of human error causes side impact vehicle crashes:

  • Disregarding a stop sign
  • Disobeying a red light
  • Distracted driver mobile phones, music, friends
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield by entering intersection  
  • Tired driver resulting in poor concentration
  • Drowsy driving
  • Drunk driver
  • Disregard for road rules
  • Poor judgment choosing the unsafe option
  • Sleepy driver
  • Fatigued driver
  • Aggressive/reckless driving

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that somewhere between nearly 96% of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by some type of human error.

What are the common injuries side impact car crash causes to human body?

As with all types of car crashes, herniated discs, broken bones, lacerations, spinal cord injuries, concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries are common, and side impact crash can have the potential to be fatal. Additionally, injuries to any of the four limbs and the chest can be extremely severe.

Need Help In Side Impact Car Accident? Call 866-HIRE-JOE

If you or a loved one got hurt in a car accident, The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C, is here to help. We can meet with you via zoom or in person to thoroughly investigate and assess your case, and advise you of all your legal rights and options. For a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury car accident attorneys, message us online or call our office today at 248-352-2110 or toll free at 866-HIRE-JOE. We ready to help you!

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