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Sideswipe Car Accidents

Sideswipe car accidents occur frequently on metro Atlanta and Georgia's roads and highways. They occur when vehicles driving side-by-side collide after one of the vehicles attempts to make a lane change or swerves into another lane of traffic. Sometimes sideswipe car accidents happen when a negligent driver fails to check whether he or she can safely make a lane change prior to entering the lane or prior to merging onto a roadway. Sideswipe car accidents can also happen when a driver is distracted, falls asleep or is intoxicated. Although many vehicles are are now equipped with side airbags and are reinforced to help keep car occupants safe in a sideswipe accident, sideswipe car accidents can, and do, cause serious and fatal injuries. Sideswipe accidents can involve multiple vehicles depending on the circumstances. Speed can also be a major factor in sideswipe accidents. This can occur when a driver fails to leave sufficient distance between his or her vehicle and those in the lane into which that driver is trying to move.

Atlanta sideswipe car accident lawyer Charles Scholle, who leads the lawyers and legal professionals at Scholle Law, has successfully represented injured sideswipe car accident victims for over two decades. Our law firm's dedication and commitment to pursue their legal and financial rights never waivers. Securing the rights of our clients, and helping them to heal physically and emotionally from trauma, makes this effort worthwhile. Scholle Law's clients and former clients are grateful for the legal work we have done for them and the support we provide. They know they are in great hands when they retain Charles Scholle and Scholle Law to represent them.

Georgia law requires that motor vehicle drivers signal before turning, changing lanes, slowing or stopping. Under Official Code of Georgia section 40-6-123 (a) drivers must not “change lanes or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety." This provision also requires that vehicles must provide a proper and timely signal. An appropriate signal must “be given continuously for a time sufficient to alert the driver of a vehicle proceeding from the rear in the same direction,” for example, and must indicate their intention to turn or change lanes. Unfortunately, very often drivers behave as if they are the only vehicle on the road and a driver who fails to warn other drivers that they intend to make a lane change or intend to merge into traffic can cause a dangerous sideswipe car accident.

When drivers fail to abide by Georgia law or are negligent or reckless in their driving, a sideswipe car accident can occur. Scholle Law, has successfully represented clients who have been seriously injured in a sideswipe car accident involving other cars, trucks, vans, SUV’s and motor vehicles of all kinds. We have also represented the families of those who have tragically lost their lives in a car accident. Our consultation is free of charge and we do not get paid until we get financial recovery for our clients.


If you or a family member has suffered a sideswipe car accident injury, Scholle Law has offices in Duluth, the Perimeter, Midtown and Decatur for your convenience.

Please contact Scholle Law or call toll-free 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta 770-717-5100 to set up a consultation regarding a sideswipe car accident – this evaluation is free of charge and carries no obligation. We represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis which means that we do not get paid until you get paid.

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