A side impact crash is one of the most common car accidents on South Carolina roadways. Also known as a "t-bone" crash, this type of accident is commonly attributed to at least one driver's carelessness.
There are only a couple other elements that create the likelihood for a side impact crash. This includes another driver (or object); and a traffic signal or sign.
In fact, the most common actions attributed to side impact crashes include:
- running a red light;
- running a stop sign; and
- skidding out of control and hitting another car or object.
Just because you are the one that hit another car, though, doesn't necessarily mean you are at fault for the South Carolina side impact crash.
For instance, if you are traveling straight through a green light at a Mt. Pleasant intersection, and a car on the opposite side of the intersection is in the left-turn lane and turns left before you can stop, you may "t-bone" the passenger side of the vehicle.
Or you could be traveling through a residential neighborhood and approach an intersection in which you do not have a stop sign. Even though the driver on the right has a stop sign, they come raring through without braking, at which the front of your car slams into the driver's side of the other vehicle. In both cases, another driver's recklessness contributed to the makings of a side-impact crash.
Side impact crashes are attributed to thousands of deaths in the United States each year, and a number of crashes in which serious injuries result. If you've been harmed in a side-impact crash or another type of common car accident in South Carolina, you should consult with a Mt. Pleasant car accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine if you may be able to file a South Carolina personal injury claim.
Seeking the Help of a Mt. Pleasant Car Accident Lawyer
The South Carolina personal injury attorney team at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is available to help accident victims cope with the legal implications of a serious injury. Our firm's focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers' Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.
Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a free copy of our South Carolina injury book. When you're ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a Mt. Pleasant car accident lawyer for a free information packet and consultation - 1-888-690-0211.