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Using Comparative Negligence in Side
If your seat position was on the side of impact in a car collision, you might have gone through
Side impact collisions are known to cause serious injuries to vehicle occupants. While people
believe such injuries can be minimized by side airbags, they also have their own limitations,
just as other front airbags.
While side collisions mostly happen due to one driver’s negligence, a good percentage of
these accidents results from shared fault.
Alaska car accident laws allow that you recover damages from another person’s negligence.
However, you need to preserve your rights after a car accident
If you’re a victim of a side collision, there are several legal options available.
Common Injuries In Side Collisions
Side impact collision also called t- bone collision, commonly occurs at intersections or when
two cars passes on a multilane roadway. Such accidents are typically caused by one vehicle
or both due to failure to yield right of way. In other cases, it may be one vehicle that failed to
stop or run past a red light or failed to obey any other traffic signals.
According to the Association for the advancement of automotive medicine, a victim who has
been involved in a rear-end collision is likely to suffer from:
Head and face injuries
Chest/ abdomen injuries
A vehicle occupant who suffers from the above injuries may require extensive medical
care. Also, some victims spend years recovering, while others have permanent disabilities.
The study goes further to explain that there are four main factors that significantly
contribute towards the vehicle occupants’ location and severity of injuries. They include:
The collision type
Location of impact
Speed of both vehicles
Safety features present
Where a side collision is severe, the vehicle may tip and rollover.
Why Both Drivers May Share Responsibility
In most side-impact collision cases, both drivers have a responsibility towards injuries