Vehicle crashes are not something that any of us want to think about when we hit the roadways each day. Unfortunately, we know that they are a reality and that a negligent driver can cause us harm. Some vehicle crashes are more major than others, and a side-impact collision can cause serious injuries.

The attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman are ready to help you. We will be your advocate, working to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses. When you need a Beaver County side-impact car accident attorney, contact us today.


How common are vehicle crashes in the commonwealth? For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were more than 128,000 vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were over 80,000 injuries. While many of these injuries were minor, some of the most severe happened due to side-impact crashes.

We need to talk about why the effect of side-impact collisions is so severe for the human body. These incidents are also commonly referred to as “T-bone” collisions. First, vehicles are made to mainly withstand impacts from the front and back. While safety has dramatically improved and made vehicles more able to withstand side impacts, there is no denying that our bodies will experience more trauma from a side impact.

Even at slower speeds, these impacts can be damaging. It is not uncommon for us to represent clients with the following injuries as a result of side impact crashes:

  • Traumatic brain injuries due to a person’s head slamming into the frame or window
  • Spinal cord and whiplash injuries/other neck injuries
  • Internal bleeding and injuries to internal organs
  • Broken and dislocated bones, particularly on the side of the impact
  • Soft tissue damage, including deep bruising

Each of these injuries will require emergency medical care that could reach the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs.

Side impact crashes are often caused due to the negligence or carelessness of another driver:

  • Someone ran a red light or a stop sign
  • A driver was distracted by their phone, eating, reading, etc.
  • An impaired driver disregarded all safety standards

Regardless of how a side impact occurs, if another driver’s negligence causes injuries, they need to be held accountable.


No two car accidents are the same. That means that the approach an attorney takes will be tailored to your specific case. The team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman will listen to you, investigate what happened, and move to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Compensation for your medical bills
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages

If another person has caused your crash, you need to be treated fairly by the insurance companies and other parties. If you need a Beaver County side-impact car accident attorney, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.

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