The results of a sideswipe can be every bit as devastating as other crash types. Make sure the value of your claim is properly assessed by working with a Spokane sideswipe accident lawyer.

A sideswipe accident can lead to serious injuries that are difficult to recover from. This can create a financial burden on your family, one that you should not have to suffer through when you weren’t at fault. You deserve compensation for your damages, but getting those funds will almost certainly mean dealing with the other driver’s insurance company.

While it is tempting to handle the case on your own, it is common for other drivers and insurers to deny responsibility even after something that seems as clear-cut as a sideswipe. This is why you need a Spokane sideswipe accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates on your side from day one.


Investigating Your Crash

It’s important to begin work on your personal injury claim immediately because it affords the opportunity to investigate while the evidence is still fresh and eyewitnesses can be easily located. If you wait too long, the evidence may disappear because things like road conditions and accident debris can fade in time.

These are just a few of the factors that might have contributed to your sideswipe accident:


Proving Fault for a Sideswipe

It might seem perfectly clear that the other driver was to blame for the sideswipe. However, he or she might still deny responsibility, so it is important for us to gather evidence that can be used to build a strong case.

Additionally, there may be other factors involved, such as dangerous road conditions. In this situation, the government entity tasked with maintaining the roads could also be negligent.

To prove fault, we will gather all available evidence:

  • Accident reports filed by the state patrol or local police
  • Pictures and video footage of the accident scene, involved vehicles, and your injuries
  • Testimony from eyewitnesses
  • Information from digital devices inside your vehicle

It is critical that we demonstrate the other party’s negligence while limiting how much blame is assigned to you, as your percentage of negligence can decrease the amount of compensation you receive.


Sideswipe Injuries and Compensation

The more severe your injuries, the more money you will be eligible to recover for your auto accident claim. Any injuries that are catastrophic and cannot be recovered from could be considered disabling. These may include any of the following:

You can also receive compensation for injuries that you do recover from:


Help from a Spokane Sideswipe Lawyer

We can help you maximize the value of your injury claim by proving negligence and calculating all of the ways that your life has been negatively impacted by your injuries. Find out what your claim is worth by speaking with an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates. Simply give our office a call at  1-800-404-9000 or enter your information into the contact form below.

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