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Orange County Side-Impact Accidents

Take Action After Suffering Injury in a T-Bone Accident

Driving in Southern California is often frustrating and stressful, exacerbated by the fact that many drivers don't give the road the attention and vigilance it deserves. Side-impact accidents have dangers that are unique in comparison to rear-end or head-on collisions, as the amount of space and protection between you and the other car is minimalized. This often leads to far more severe injuries and in the worst cases, deaths.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a side-impact accident that was caused by another driver, our Orange County car accident lawyers are here to help. At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., we believe that negligent drivers should be held accountable for the damages they caused. Our team has numerous accolades, including a Martindale-Hubbell® rating of AV Preeminent®; this means that our peers recognize our commitment to excellence in the courtroom and on behalf of our clients.

Who is at fault in a T-Bone Accident

Side-impact accidents are almost always the result of one driver's inattentiveness, impatience, or recklessness. These car accidents occur in numerous different situations and can be deadly. Also known as T-bone accidents, these accidents put the driver of the car that is hit, or a passenger, at high risk of injury.

The side of a car is one of the most vulnerable areas for a collision, which makes it even more essential for drivers to take necessary precautions to avoid this kind of accident.

Common causes of side-impact accidents include:

  • Unsafe lane merges
  • Intersection collisions
  • Car pulling out of driveway
  • Car turning without properly assessing oncoming traffic
  • Failure to yield
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving

Proving Negligence in Side-Impact Cases

As with most accident cases, winning an injury claim for a side-impact accident is governed by the concept of negligence. Essentially, this means that the driver that struck you must have had a duty to care for your safety. All drivers are expected to operate their vehicles responsibly, attentively, and alertly in order to avoid endangering others who share the road.

Thus a driver who was not paying attention to oncoming traffic, stop lights, or signs, is considered negligent. If you sustained an injury that was caused by this negligent in a T-bone accident, the other driver will almost always be found liable. In these scenarios, our personal injury lawyers in Orange County can fight for the full compensation that you deserve for your accident.

Let Us Help You Recover Compensation

Our team of legal professionals have successfully recovered over $75 million in damages on behalf of our clients. This is because we understand that victims have extensive costs associated with their injuries and fight aggressively to pursue the justice that they deserve. We know that a side-impact accident can cause severe injuries that require immense medical attention, including whiplash, fractures, nerve damage, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries.

We can help you face stubborn insurance companies to ensure that you are not offered a settlement that is less than what you deserve. You should not have to suffer the financial burden of an injury caused by a negligent driver, and we are dedicated to standing up for you. Additionally, if you have lost a loved one in a T-bone accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim to give you and your family the compensation you need, so that you can focus on healing instead of finances.

Protecting Your Rights After an Accident

At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. our car accident attorneys in Orange County have been included in the California Super Lawyers® list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, a testament to our success both in and out of the courtroom. If you have been injured in a side-impact accident, you can trust our team of legal professionals to provide the effective and aggressive legal counsel that you deserve. We are proud to advocate for the rights of injured victims in Orange County, and to help hold negligent drivers accountable for their recklessness.

You have nothing to lose by getting started; schedule your free consultation today!

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    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

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