Dealing with the consequences of an auto accident can be very difficult, and side impact collisions generally have a more devastating effect on the human body than any other type. But you do not have to do it alone. The legal team of Burlington County side impact collision lawyers is ready to help you fight for justice
Side impact car crashes – also referred to as “T-bone accidents” or “broadside collisions” – kill more than 8,000 Americans every year, more than rear-end and head-on collisions put together. Even at relatively low speeds, side-impact car crashes usually cause serious injuries to the occupants of the car that was hit. A professional attorney can speak more towards the subject.
Why are these types of crashes so dangerous? Today’s automobiles have safety features such as airbags and improved bumpers to protect drivers and passengers from front and rear accidents. But the occupants of a care are still largely unprotected from side impact collisions.
For people riding on the struck side of the car, severe injuries are most commonly delivered to the person’s neck, followed by the head, chest, legs, and abdomen/pelvis. For individuals riding on the other side, head injuries are most common, followed by chest injuries. These kinds of injuries can have lifelong consequences. Neck and spine damage often cause chronic pain, shock, and even paralysis.
In many side impact accidents, the body of a person is accelerated by the crash impact while the head remains static, which causes the neck to absorb most of the force. The rapid movement back and forth (known as whiplash) results in injuries to nerve roots and discs in the cervical spine. Concussions are another common type of injury. Effects of concussion include difficulty thinking clearly or concentrating, as well as an inability to understand or retain new information. Headaches and sensitivity to noise or light are common symptoms of a concussion.
The neurons in the brain can be easily damaged if the brain is slammed back and forth within the skull. If brain cells are destroyed, a person’s ability to learn can be severely impaired. The effect can be particularly pronounced in children and the elderly. Side impact car crashes most often occur at intersections when drivers run red lights or stop signs, and have a significantly higher chance of causing bodily damage when the struck car is broadsided by a larger car with a higher bumper. Talk to a Burlington side impact collision lawyer for more information.
What kind of damages can be won in automobile accident cases? They include:
Burlington County side impact collision lawyers will go over the crash scene with a fine-tooth comb. Photographs of the scene itself and the damaged vehicles are essential. Witnesses’ memories can fade quickly, so they must be tracked down and interviewed as soon as possible.
Expert witnesses, who can testify with authority about both the causes of road accidents and the effects of side impact collisions on the victims, are highly useful. The legal team will call upon well-respected experts who can try to help you win your case, or win a substantial settlement even if it does not go to trial.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
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This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
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I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
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