A sideswipe collision can lead to serious injuries that require immediate and ongoing medical care. You should not have to pay for these medical expenses if your injuries were caused by the negligence of someone else.

A Salt Lake City sideswipe lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can build a strong case for why you deserve compensation for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses. We can also represent you both during negotiations and in court.


Causes of Sideswipe Accidents

Around 242,000 sideswipe collisions happen every year. Most happen due to a driver not paying attention. A few of the more frequent sideswipe accident causes are the following:

  • Merging into traffic without paying attention
  • Changing lanes without signaling
  • Failure to check blind spot before changing lanes
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding


Understanding Your Legal Rights

You have the right to seek financial compensation for the injuries you sustained during your accident. The best way to do so is to file a lawsuit that names all of the negligent parties. In many cases, that will be a single driver, although you can also sue a business or government agency if they played a role in your accident.

In Utah, it is important that you file a lawsuit within three years of your accident so that you do not run into either the three-year statute of limitations for property damage or the four-year statute for personal injury.


Proving Negligence

Before you can receive financial compensation, we will need to prove that someone else was negligent and therefore responsible for your accident. This can be done by gathering evidence to prove what caused your sideswipe. Any documentation, pictures, or witness contact information you have can be helpful in doing so.

When a crash impact happens on the side of a vehicle, it can be challenging to prove that you were not at fault for the crash. The evidence we gather can help us with this process.

If further information is required, we may conduct depositions so we can ask the other party questions under oath in order to better prepare for your trial.


Getting the Most Compensation for Your Injuries

Once we have proven the other driver’s negligence, we will go to work maximizing the value of your claim. If you negotiate with the insurance company directly, it is likely that you will receive a settlement offer worth far less than what you actually deserve.

Your car accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will ensure that all of your damages and expenses are correctly factored into your financial award:

  • Lost wages and income due to time off work
  • Medical care, both current and future
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Transportation cost
  • Money to repair or replace your vehicle
  • And more

We can review any settlement offers you receive and let you know if they are fair. Whether we need to continue negotiating out of court or file a lawsuit and set a court date, we can represent you every step of the way.


Get Assistance from a Salt Lake City Injury Attorney

An injury attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates can answer any questions you have and advise you on how to proceed. Your consultation is free and carries no obligation, so contact us as soon as possible. Simply complete our contact form below or call 1-800-404-9000 to schedule your appointment.