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Sideswipe car accidents are a serious danger on the roads. These accidents can happen for a number of reasons, but are most commonly caused by drivers who are not paying sufficient attention or changing lanes without looking.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the St. Louis sideswipe car accident attorneys at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse are here to help.

We can help you obtain compensation for your injuries, automotive repairs and lost time from work. This can help you get back on your feet and get on with your life. Call us today for a free case evaluation – 314-241-1919.

What is a sideswipe car accident?

A sideswipe car accident is a type of collision that occurs when two cars drift too close to one another, typically on a highway or busy street. These auto accidents often happen when one car is trying to change lanes and ends up hitting the car next to it. Sideswipe accidents can also occur when a driver is distracted and fails to see another car coming up on the side (blind spot).

Driver error is the leading cause of sideswipe collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Common contributing factors can include:

  • Distracted driving (cell phone use)
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Poor weather

Sideswipe accidents in Missouri typically result in mild to moderate injuries, but it’s not uncommon to see more serious or lifelong injuries following a crash.

Dangers of sideswipe car accidents

Sideswipe car accidents can be dangerous for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the cars involved are often moving at high speeds and the impact can be significant. These accidents can also be dangerous because drivers might not see another car coming up on the side in time. This can lead to a collision that is difficult to avoid.

This element of surprise makes sideswipe car accidents particularly dangerous. In contrast, drivers who are heading into a head-on collision often know it is coming and can brace themselves for the impact. This can help to minimize the injuries that they sustain.

Common injuries resulting from sideswipe car accidents

Some of the most common injuries from sideswipe car accidents include:

  • Head injuries. Concussions can often be difficult to detect. They can cause a wide range of symptoms, including headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and difficulty concentrating. Concussions often require treatment and can sometimes lead to long-term problems.
  • Neck injuries. Whiplash is a type of neck injury that is common after a car accident. Caused by the sudden movement of the head, whiplash can lead to pain, stiffness and problems with movement.
  • Back injuries. These injuries can be very serious and often require extensive treatment. Back injuries can range from strained muscles to broken bones, slipped and herniated discs.
  • Pelvic injuries. We commonly see pelvic fractures resulting from sideswipe car accidents. This injury typically requires extensive recovery time, which can force you to spend extended time out of work.
  • Leg and foot injuries. This can range from simple strains and sprains to more serious fractures, lacerations and even amputations.

These injuries can often have a long-term impact on the victim’s life, preventing them from returning to work or enjoying their normal activities.

If you have been injured in a sideswipe car accident, it is important to seek medical help immediately and to contact an attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

How a skilled St. Louis car crash attorney can help with your claim

When someone is involved in a car accident, they can face a number of challenges. First, they might be facing significant injuries that require treatment. This can be costly and time-consuming, and can prevent them from returning to work. Additionally, they might need to deal with the hassle of dealing with an insurance company. This can often be difficult, especially if you are not familiar with the process.

An attorney who specializes in car accidents can help you navigate the process and ensure that you are getting the compensation you deserve. They can help you file a claim and deal with the insurance company so that you don’t have to stress about it.

When working with NGK Law, you can expect compassionate and experienced legal representation. Our lawyers have years of experience helping car accident victims get the compensation they deserve. We will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

We understand that being involved in a car accident can be a difficult experience. We will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable and informed every step of the way. We will handle all of the paperwork and negotiations with the insurance company so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

If you are injured in a car accident, contact the St. Louis car accident lawyers at NGK Law today for a free consultation – 314-241-1919.

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