Car accidents are unfortunately quite common, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. One type of car accident is known as a sideswipe accident, which occurs when two vehicles collide with each other while traveling in the same direction. Usually, one vehicle will end up partially or completely in the other lane.
There are a variety of factors that can contribute to a sideswipe accident. Some of the most common causes include:
- Driver distraction
- Poor weather conditions
- Improper lane change
Who Is At Fault in a Sideswipe Accident?
In a sideswipe accident, one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. Sideswipe accidents can happen when two vehicles are driving in the same direction, and one vehicle drifts into the other lane. These accidents can also occur when two vehicles are turning at an intersection, and one vehicle strikes the side of the other.
In some cases, a sideswipe accident may even involve three or more vehicles. Determining who is at fault in a sideswipe accident can be complex. If there is damage to only one vehicle, it may be easier to assign fault. If there is damage to both vehicles, investigators will need to look at the evidence to determine which driver was at fault. This may include looking at skid marks, damage to the vehicles, and witness statements. Both drivers may be partially at fault in a sideswipe accident.
How Can I Prove an Accident Wasn’t My Fault?
In a sideswipe accident, who is at fault can be tricky to determine. If you have been in a sideswipe accident that wasn’t your fault, there are ways to prove it and get the compensation you deserve.
There are a few key things to remember when you are trying to prove who is at fault in a sideswipe accident:
- Did the other driver swerve into your lane?
- Did the other driver have a chance to avoid the accident?
- Did the other driver violate any traffic laws?
- Was the other driver speeding?
A breach of any of these could mean that the other driver is at fault for the accident. Proving this will require evidence, so it’s important to take pictures of the accident scene and get the contact information of any witnesses. You should also call the police to file a report. The police report can be used as evidence in your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?
When you are injured in a car accident, it is important to seek legal help. A lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Car accidents can be very complex, and it is important to have a professional on your side who understands the law. Our lawyers will happily be of assistance. Give us a call at (225) 240-4053 .