Any type of auto accident can be devastating, but sideswipe collisions can be especially complicated and difficult. Often, the injuries sustained from sideswipe collisions can be among the most devastating and life changing. Here’s what you need to know about sideswipe collisions and how to proceed after one.
Not All Cars Are Protected
While some vehicles like trucks, SUVs, and hybrids have protections built into the frame and safety features of the vehicle, small passenger cars have no such protections. Minivans and cargo vans may also have rollover bars, but have little protection for those sitting in the back seats of the vehicle. The front and rear bumpers are often designed to withstand impact, but the sides of the vehicle may be unprotected. This means that you are more likely to sustain an injury.[Read more…]