A two-car crash near Pounders Beach killed one man and injured another. According to the Star Advertiser, the accident occurred when one of the vehicles was turning left into a driveway and the other collided with it.
Your chances of getting into a car accident this in any given year are high – in fact statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that every minute a car accident occurs. According to the most recent estimates available, over 6 million car accidents occur in the United States each year resulting in more than 42,000 death and countless more serious personal injuries.
Many factors influence just how serious a car crash may be. These include issues such as the type of car accident, how fast the vehicles were travelling, and the relative size and make of the cars involved.
Despite the prevalence of automobile accidents, many people don't know what to do when an accident happens to them. Being in a car accident can be a frightening experience – seek the advice of a skilled Hawaii car accident lawyer if you have been injured in any type of motorvehicel crash.
Hawaii Side Impact Car Crashes
Side-impact car crashes (also called T-Bones) are one of the more dangerous types of car accidents. T-Bones commonly occur at intersections as the result of one car failing to yield to another. The force of the impact of one car running head-on to the side of a vehicle places passengers in great danger of significant personal injuries.
Common Side-Impact Injuries
The types of injuries associated with side-impact car crashes are similar to those suffered in head-on car accidents and other types of Hawaii car crashes.
• Head Injuries
• Neck injuries
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Facial lacerations
• Broken bones
The worst-case scenario may include a wrongful death.
Side Impact Car Accident Lawsuits
In the event you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident it may be possible to bring a personal injury lawsuit for negligence against the driver of the other car or other party who may have caused or contributed to your injuries.
By filing a negligence lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages. The type of damages may include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering and other costs associated with the accident. n the event of a wrongful death, the surviving family members may be able to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit and recover compensation.
For more information, please contact the experienced Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a confidential consultation.