"Thank you so much for all your guidance and support during this difficult period in my life.I Will Never Forget Your Compassionate Professionalism And Unparalleled Legal Expertise." -Zachary P..
"From the 1st meeting, he invested so much time & interest. He was so helpful & reassuring. We won in court." -Ina Lerner.
"They’re the best. You will never lose with them" -Ana Thomas.
"Their services were honest with integrity. I always walked out their office with a smile." -Damilola Adeyale.
"I had a tough case in the beginning but it ended wonderfully and I grossed more than I expected. I recommend each & everyone who has an accident or any other legal matters, to please call Duboff & Assoc." -Terrence Edwards.
"The service was great and very understanding and straight forward all the way to the end." -Kevin Hines.
"I had a great experience working with Duboff & Associates through my legal case. I was involved in a car accident by a tuck tractor at no fault of mine. Mr. Duboff was such pleasant person that he guided me through the process and through by medical care." -Mohamed A..
"We are most grateful to you personally as well as your entire staff at DuBoff & Associates. Had it not been for your legal expertise, our opponents would have prevailed. The series of meetings we had–especially on Sundays to accommodate our individual schedules and our witnesses–deserve special mention." -Isaac Vodi, Riteway Driving School.
"I will not hesitate to refer them to my friends and I have done it before. Again I am very pleased for the good service they provided me. I will always come back for future incident." -Read the full testimonial.
"You have been great to work with, you are a top notch attorney in my opinion. This is my first experience and hopefully my last but I appreciate your openness, patience, and honesty in guiding me through the process. You always made me feel you were working on my behalf to get the best settlement possible." -Larry McClain.
A sideswipe is often seen as a minor or harmless accident – the cars may be damaged a bit, but there are no physical injuries involved. This is true of some sideswipes – but not all; some sideswipe accidents have devastating consequences and result in major injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Safety and Transportation Board, a large number of sideswipes are caused by trucks and large vehicles changing lanes; a passenger car that is sideswiped by a large truck can be destroyed in an instant.
A sideswipe accident occurs when two vehicles moving in the same direction collide, with the impact on the side of one or both vehicles. This type of accident often occurs when a driver is distracted, trying to change lanes or to make a turn. In many cases, a sideswipe leads to a more serious collision; when one or both drivers overreact or lose control of their vehicles.
The accident itself is caused when one car veers out of its own lane and into the adjacent lane; the reason for the change of lanes can vary and include:
A passenger or driver could sustain injuries to the arms and legs, internal injuries, or damage to the head, neck or back. It is important to be checked out by a medical professional after a sideswipe accident; you could be more hurt than you realize. Injuries to the head, neck and back may not be immediately apparent, but could have long lasting impact on your ability to work and function.
Since the damage to the car may be minimal and restricted to cosmetic dents and dings, the insurance company may dispute or refuse to pay claims related to injuries. Scrapes, minor dents and the loss of a mirror or other feature may be the only signs that an accident has occurred; the insurer may not be willing to pay for the very real injuries that result from this seemingly “minor” accident.
Contact us if you’ve been involved in a sideswipe accident; our auto accident attorneys are here to make sure you get the help you need during this difficult and stressful time.Filed Under: