Side Impact Crashes

Injury and Wrongful Death Claims in Atlanta, Georgia

Side impact car accidents can be among the most deadly due to the fact that only a narrow band of steel protects occupants from the impact of another vehicle. Side impact crashes are also known as "T-bone crashes," or broadsiding. They occur when the front or rear of one vehicle crashes into the side of another, hitting the front, rear, or both passenger doors. If you've been harmed or have lost a loved one in a side impact car crash in the greater Atlanta area, you can rely on an Atlanta car accident attorney at Kalka & Baer, LLC. We have more than 20 years of combined legal experience in personal injury and wrongful death claims. We know how to deal with insurance companies, how to investigate, build, and substantiate your claim, how to tenaciously negotiate on your behalf or take your claim to civil court.

As Georgia Super Lawyers, recognized also by the National Trials Lawyers Association and Martindale-Hubbell with a top rating, we have demonstrated our competence and dedication to clients. We offer a free case evaluation to help you understand all of the factors involved in your case and how best to approach it. No matter how complicated your situation may appear to be, our experienced attorneys will make every effort to obtain favorable compensation for your losses and damages.

Impact of Side Collisions

Because of the fact that a side impact affords you little protection in the way of steel casing, these types of car accidents can be extremely serious. They are especially deadly for children, most often resulting in head trauma. One in three child fatalities caused by collisions stem from side impact crashes due to injuries to the head. All injuries and deaths from side impacts can be reduced or avoided by side impact air bags, available on newer vehicle models.

Many factors can play a part in the severity of a side impact collision, including the speed at which the vehicles are traveling, safety features on both vehicles, how much the vehicles weigh and how they were built. For instance, crumple zones on both the striking vehicle and the struck vehicle can absorb some of the impact. In the most severe side impact accidents, vehicles can roll over, spin out, or be crushed together, leaving occupants trapped inside.

Discuss Your Potential Claim

In the aftermath of a side impact car accident, you can discuss your situation with an Atlanta car accident lawyer at the firm in a free case evaluation. Find out if you have a valid case, what the legal factors are, and what is the best way to proceed with the help of an experienced legal professional. Contact us today to get started.