Rely on Sevier County Auto Accident Lawyers to Help After a Broadside Car Crash
Protecting the rights and interests of individuals and families in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge for more than twenty years
Any auto accident can cause severe physical and psychological trauma, but being “broadsided” or “T-boned” is one of the worst kinds. A right angle or “broadside collision” almost always causes severe, multiple injuries to the occupants of the stricken vehicle. If you have been involved in such an accident, enlist the support of an experienced Sevierville auto accident attorney.
The Law Office of Brian E. Delius fights tirelessly on behalf of clients and their families in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge to recover just compensation when they are victims of a broadside auto collision. We have been helping automobile crash victims for more than twenty years. Let us put that experience to work for you.
What happens to occupants of a car during a broadside collision?
The sides of a passenger vehicle are extremely vulnerable in a broadside accident. Hinged, hollow doors penetrate them and weaken their rigidity, and in a 4-door vehicle only a slender post and hinges support the doors and keep them and the edges of the roof above them in place. The side designs that make it easiest for passengers to enter and leave the vehicle situate the door openings directly beside the passengers.
When a vehicle is broadsided at a right angle, all of the combined energy of the striking vehicle’s weight and speed are transferred to it in a fraction of a second, often collapsing the entire side of the stricken vehicle into the passenger compartment, while buckling its roof downward and its floor upward. The impact, combined with a sudden, violent, sideways movement of the occupants, causes severe injuries and deaths. Typical occupant injuries in broadside collisions include damage to the neck, spine, spinal cord and ribcage, broken or crushed arms and legs, and internal injuries.
Where and why do broadside accidents happen?
While most broadside collisions happen at intersections, they also occur in mid-block when a driver pulls out into traffic suddenly from a driveway or parking lot. The reasons they happen include:
- Failure to observe traffic signals at controlled intersections
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving, DUI, or driving while impaired
- Failure to adjust driving to road conditions, especially icing and lack of visibility
How a Sevier County personal injury lawyer can help you
Since Tennessee is a “tort liability” state, someone injured in a car accident may have to sue the at-fault driver and prove his or her responsibility in order to be compensated for losses. Thus, if you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident, you should seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Obtain maximum compensation with the help of a Sevierville auto accident lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a broadside automobile accident, please don’t hesitate to consult an experienced Sevier County auto accident lawyer at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC. We offer the personal and professional attention you deserve. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin helping you protect your rights.
To schedule a no-obligation consultation with a Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge auto accident lawyer, please call 865.280.3686 or fill out our contact form.