What happens if you side swipe a car?
Generally, a sideswipe accident occurs when two vehicles are driving parallel. One of them tries to invade the other’s lane, thus hitting the car, motorcycle, or any other vehicle type next to it.
These types of crashes can occur for various reasons:
– Driving in a reckless or negligent manner.
– Lack of experience when driving. Not taking into account the car’s blind spots.
– Driving under the influence of any substance like alcohol, drugs, or medications.
– Driving in a distracted manner, be it texting, talking on the phone, eating, etc.
Damage to cars can range from minor to major, and injuries can also occur. As in any other accident, the first thing you should do is make sure that there are no injuries, and you are safe. You will then need to call the police to issue an official crash report. This report will be helpful if you decide to file a lawsuit.
You should also call your insurance company, who will appear at the scene to verify and analyze the crash, and then determine liability for it.
In these cases, the culprit will usually be the driver who decided to change lanes without caution. To make a lane change, we must remember that we must use our turn signals, check our blind spots, and then do it safely, without trying to beat any other car.
These accidents can range from very minor, where only two cars are involved, to more severe. As a normal reaction, drivers often swerve when someone collides with them, causing the driver to crash with other vehicles, with a pole, with a containment fence, etc.
It is essential to see a doctor to be checked, regardless of whether you feel any pain or injury. Remember that some injuries take hours, days, or even weeks to develop. Don’t rule out that you may be hurt, and don’t declare during the accident that there were no injuries until you can be absolutely sure.
At Nourmand Legal, we are experts in all types of car accidents, and we can help you analyze your case. Call us today!