Side Impact Collisions: Car Accident Lawyer
Call Us if Injured in a Side Impact Crash in Kenosha, Madison, Racine, or Waukesha
At Gruber Law Offices, our 16 attorneys and 80 support staff are ready to work for you. We have recovered millions in damages and we have a deep knowledge of the insurance industry and how to get results in a side impact car accident that led to injuries or death. We treat our clients with the utmost compassion and respect.
We believe you deserve personal service and should be kept informed of every development as your case unfolds.
You want to recover the maximum in damages and our aggressive approach has proven to be extremely beneficial to our clients. Get in touch with us if you were injured in a side impact or T-bone accident.
Wisconsin Car Accident Statistics for Side Impact Crashes
The statistics regarding drivers who speed through intersections or run red lights or stop signs reveal that a shocking number of drivers violate the law when operating a vehicle.
Look over the statistics from 2012 related to accidents in intersections and always be careful when crossing an intersection, particularly when the light has just changed, or during the evening hours and weekends when there is a higher risk of drunk drivers being present:
254 deaths by motor vehicle in transit
26,545 number of injured persons by motor vehicle in transit
4.153 hit and run crashes in intersections
142 fatal intersection collisions
13,918 injury crashes in intersections
Types of Injuries in Side Impact Accidents
The injuries sustained by a driver or passenger can be extremely grave and the statistics indicate that many die in these collisions. Others suffer catastrophic injuries and will never again enjoy the quality of life they had prior to the accident. Common injuries sustained in side impact crashes include the following:
- Permanent brain injuries
- Brain injuries requiring long term treatment and care
- Severe lacerations leading to permanent scars
- Spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia
- Muscular injuries
Causes of Side Impact Accidents
Drivers who are operating a vehicle drunk are far more likely to make bad decisions, such as driving too fast, or speeding through red lights or stop signs, or merging into traffic unsafely.
Throughout Wisconsin, there is an exceptionally high risk of being hit by a drunk driver and Madison ranks as America’s 9th highest city for DUI arrests – a real reason for concern if you live, work, or drive in the area. Att
Drivers who speed, exceeding the speed limit or a safe speed for icy or snowy conditions, also contribute to the high numbers, as well as those who are simply distracted, either by activities within the vehicle, the use of a cell phone, or are simply not paying attention.
Compensation: What are the Potential Damages?
Every case is valued individually and our legal team can advise you of the potential value of your case by reviewing the facts.
There are various calculations to determine how much your case is worth, including the costs of medical care you incurred and all other financial losses, including any loss of income from work, both currently and estimated for the future. All costs incurred must be valued carefully so that you recover all of your losses.
Other damages that will be aggressively pursued by our firm include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and others. Families who have lost a loved one can pursue a wrongful death claim that will also involve careful and complete calculations of damages.
Contact our firm today for immediate assistance if you or your loved one was injured in a side impact crash. Our car accident attorneys have the skills and experience that extend far beyond the ordinary and we genuinely care about each person we represent. Call now.