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Side impact collisions involve a vehicle crashing into a different vehicle at an angle. These types of collisions typically occur when one vehicle fails to yield right-of-way at an intersection or when one vehicle speeds through a red light or stop sign without stopping. The force of the crash often causes severe damage to both vehicles involved and can result in serious injuries for those inside them.

Determining who is at fault for a side-impact collision is often difficult and complex, especially if more than two vehicles were involved or if witnesses fail to provide clear accounts of what happened during the incident. That is why it is so important for you to consult with Kash Legal if you have been involved in a side-impact accident. We can advise you on how best to proceed with your case so that you get the compensation you deserve from whoever was responsible for causing the crash.

Common Causes of Side-Impact Collisions

There are a variety of common causes for side-impact crashes. One major cause is when a driver fails to obey signs or signals, such as running a stop sign or red light. Another cause is when a driver fails to yield the right-of-way at an intersection, resulting in a crash with another vehicle coming from the side.

When a driver turns into oncoming traffic without checking blind spots, this can lead to serious crashes with vehicles coming from the side. In some cases, cars may be traveling at high speeds in residential areas where children are present, increasing the risk of injury from side-impact collisions even further.

Unfortunately, driving under the influence is also a major factor in these types of crashes. Alcohol impairs judgment and reaction times significantly, which can lead to serious consequences if not taken seriously.

Proving Fault in a Side-Impact Accident

The first step in proving fault in a side-impact accident is to look at the physical evidence. This includes damage to both vehicles, skid marks and debris left on the road, and any other evidence that could help determine what happened during the incident. In some cases, it may be possible to reconstruct what happened by examining these physical pieces of evidence.

It is also important to consider any eyewitness testimony that was available at the time of the accident. Witnesses can provide invaluable information about what happened and who was at fault in a side-impact accident. Their accounts should be carefully reviewed and taken into consideration when assessing liability for an accident.

In addition to physical evidence and witness testimony, other factors may help determine who was at fault in a side-impact accident. The driving records of both drivers involved can provide insight into their level of skill and experience behind the wheel, as well as any prior violations or accidents they have been involved in. A driver’s behavior before and during an accident may also indicate their level of responsibility for it occurring in the first place.

Any traffic laws that were broken or ignored by either driver should also be evaluated when determining fault for a side-impact crash. If one driver failed to follow traffic signals or speed limits or otherwise violated any applicable regulations, then this could give them greater liability for causing an accident than if both drivers had followed all applicable laws.

Contact a California Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you have been in a side-impact collision and are uncertain who is at fault, it is important that you seek legal counsel to understand your case and find out who should bear responsibility. Kash Legal has extensive experience handling side-impact accident cases in California. We understand how challenging it may be to establish liability in these kinds of cases. We can use our extensive knowledge and resources to identify who was at fault and ensure they are held accountable for their actions.

Contact us at (888) 527-4128 or fill out our contact form to arrange a free consultation. We will thoroughly review all evidence related to your case, including police reports, witness statements, photographs from the scene, medical records, and insurance coverage information to build a strong argument on your behalf.

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