Side Impact Collisions
Like other types of car accidents, side impact collisions are most often the result of one driver’s negligence. Drivers in Texas have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel; and, when drivers make mistakes that lead to accidents, the law holds them financially accountable.
The injuries from side-impact collisions tend to be severe. Especially when the vehicle that causes the accident is traveling at a high rate of speed, the limited protection afforded by a car door usually will not be enough to prevent serious injury. Even in cars with side-impact airbags, drivers and passengers routinely suffer broken bones, head and back injuries, organ damage, and lacerations from broken glass and debris.Free Consultations with a San Antonio Auto Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a side impact collision in the San Antonio area, we can help you assert your legal rights. We have been representing local car accident victims for decades, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients’ injury-related losses. We have represented clients injured in all types of accidents, and we are intimately familiar with the forms of negligence that can entitle accident victims to financial compensation.
For example, we may be able help you if:
- You were hit by a driver who failed to yield to oncoming traffic
- You were hit by a speeding driving while pulling out of a parking lot
- You were hit while passing through an intersection with the right of way
- You were sideswiped by a driver attempting to merge or change lanes on the highway
- You were T-boned by a driver who was not paying attention, or who was drunk or asleep behind the wheel
At Ronald A. Ramos Law Office, every case starts with a free consultation. Meeting with you personally is the best way for us to assess your case, and we want you to feel comfortable asking for advice without worrying about legal fees. If you have a case and you choose our firm to represent you, with our contingency-fee representation, you will not pay anything unless we help you win just compensation.Understanding Your Rights: Side Impact Collision FAQs
Q: Is the driver who makes impact always liable?
In most cases, the driver who makes impact with the side of another vehicle will be at fault in the accident. However, there are exceptions. For example, if someone suddenly pulled out in front of you and left you with no way to avoid a side impact collision, he or she could be financially liable.
Q: What if I was partially at fault in the accident?
After a side impact collision, it is easy to start wondering if you could have done something, anything to avoid the accident. Most often, the answer will be, “No.” But, even if the evidence suggests that you were partially at fault, under Texas law you may still be entitled to a partial financial recovery.
Q: How long do I have to seek compensation?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for most car accident claims is two years. However, to maximize your chances of securing just compensation, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
To schedule your free consultation at Ronald A. Ramos Law Office, please call (210) 308-8811 or contact us online. Attorney Ronald A. Ramos can help you understand your situation, and he can make sure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.