News & opinion Episode #14: What is a broadside collision?

Episode #14: What is a broadside collision?

What is a broadside collision

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iguez 0:34

elcome to b

e

king do

n the l

g

in. Tod

y

e’

e going to t

lk

bout b

o

dside collisions.

nd I’m

shley,

nd

e h

ve

speci

l guest

ith us tod

y. Ou

ssoci

te

tto

ney out of Louisi

n

, B

i

n P

ige, ho

e you doing tod

y?

B

i

n P

ge 0:49 I'm doing

ell.

shley, ho

e you?

shley

od

iguez 0:51 I'm g

e

t. So ho

long h

ve you been pcticing pe

son

l inju

y l

, B

i

n?

B

i

n P

ge 0:58 So I

m in my 14th ye

p

cticing pe

son

l inju

y l. I b

sic

lly stted d

bbling in it

hile I s still in l school

s

n

ssist

nt to

pe

son

l inju

y

tto

ney.

nd then b

sic

lly

hen I gdu

ted l

school

nd p

ss the b

, I immedi

tely

ent to

o

k fo

him.

nd I’ve done nothing but fo

my enti

e c

ee

.

shley

od

iguez 1:18
Th

t's esome. So s

fe to s

y th

t you enjoy pe

son

l inju

y l. B

i

n P

ge 1:22
Ye

h, it's my d

y to d

y. It's

h

t I enjoy doing. I like helping people. I like holding insunce comp

nies

ccount

ble fo

h

t thei

cont

cts s

y they shouldn't be doing th

t I c

n sleep

ell

nd i doing it bec

use you kno

,

s I

lys tell my clients, if insunce comp

nies did

h

t they

e

e supposed to do,

e

ouldn’t be in this line of

o

k. But unfo

tun

tely,

e h

ve to be bec

use insunce comp

nies

e out to p

otect thei

bottom line

nd not thei

insu

nce o

nybody th

t thei

insu

nce m

y inju

e.

shley

od

iguez 1:47 So h

ve you

lys lived in Louisi

n

? B

i

n P

ge 1:50
So I o

igin

lly

s bo

n

bout 50 miles outside of Chic

go. I moved do

n to Louisi

n

, specific

lly in Ne

O

le

ns

fte

I g

du

ted college. I s

p

iv

te investig

to

fo

ye

ctu

lly

o

king fo

insunce comp

nies t

ying to, you kno

, c

tch people th

t m

y be defuding o

km

n's comp cl

im o

something like th

t. got p

etty bu

nt out on th

t I h

d

buddy th

t got moved to Ne

O

le

ns fo

his job.

nd he offe

ed to put me up to see if I liked it. So moved out in Ne

O

le

ns.

nd

ithin t

o months, I kne

I p

ob

bly s neve

going to live

ny

he

e else

nd fell in love

ith the pl

ce

nd then

ent to l

school do

n he

e. But my

ife,

ho’s

lso

n

tto

ney,

nd the

est is histo

y.

shley

od

iguez 2:30
Th

t's esome. So Ne

O

le

ns is you

love

nd home f

om no

on.

B

i

n P

ge 2:35 Ye

h,

bsolutely. You kno

, God

illing

nd the c

eek don't

ise

s they s

y.

s long

s it

s

e'll be he

e. I’ll be in Ne

O

le

ns.

shley

od

iguez 2:43
Yes, Ne

O

le

ns is definitely fun. Definitely

sense of community the

e. B

i

n P

ge 2:49
Ye

h,

bsolutely. It’s

It's

speci

l pl

ce

ith speci

l people fo

su

e.

shley

od

iguez 2:53 So let's get

ight do

n into it. b

o

dside collisions.

h

t ex

ctly is

b

o

dside collision? B

i

n P

ge 2:59
Ye

h, so

b

o

dside collision

ould be

h

t most people

ould

efe

to

s

T bone type collision. It’s, you kno

, on the f

ont of

nothe

vehicle hits eithe

one of the sides of the vehicle th

t you

e in. People often s

y, you kno

, I got t boned?

ell, th

t’s

h

t they’

e they'

e t

lking

bout. They’

e t

lking

bout

b

o

dside-type

ccident.

shley

od

iguez 3:18
Ye

h,

nd those

e usu

lly like out of no

he

e bec

use you don’t

e

lly see it coming.

B

i

n P

ge 3:22 Ye

h,

hund

ed pe

cent. I me

n, most of them

e going to be

t

n inte

section of some so

t. Obviously, the

e needs to be

c

coming pe

pendicul to the p

th in

hich you

e

e tveling in. So ye

h, they gene

lly h

ppen

hen you kno

somebody eitheuns the stop sign

uns

ed light. O

you kno

, you could

lso get t boned if you e

t

stop sign o

ed light is if you ente

the p

th of

nothe

vehicle.

shley

od

iguez 3:46 So

h

t is the most common inju

ies

ith

b

o

dside collision?

B

i

n P

ge 3:51 So

hen you’

e in

b

o

dside type collision,

lot of the s

fety mech

nisms built into

vehicle th

t is the

e to p

otect you don't necessily function m

inly

h

t I’m t

lking

bout is the m

in d

ive

s stee

ing

heel

i

b

g. Most of the time the b

o

dside type collision no

ill not

ctiv

te

lso you

he

d

ests it’s

p

etty simple s

fety fe

tu

e. Most people p

ob

bly don't even think

bout it, but th

t he

d

est is specific

lly designed to cushion you

he

d

nd neck in the event th

t you

e

e-ended the

e to keep you

he

d f

om

hipping b

ck. If you eve

see

n old vehicle, you kno

50s

nd 60s they didn't h

ve he

d

ests.

ell,

h

t they lened in those types of

ccidents is th

t just

dding

simple type of he

d

est onto the top of the se

t c

n p

event

lot of neck inju

ies

hen you e

e

ended. So in

b

o

dside type collision, mo

e mode

n vehicles m

y h

ve side imp

ct

i

b

gs, but

lot of vehicles still don’t. So

hen you'

e hit in

b

o

dside type f

shion, you

body is just kind of f

ee to flip

ound depending on the di

ection in

hich you

e imp

cted.

lot of times you kno

you'

e c

n hit the

indo

, you kno

, if you’

e in

p

ssenge

in

vehicle on the p

ssenge

side, you kno

, you

body is going to go to the di

ection of

he

e you

e imp

cted. So,

lot of times you’ll see he

d inju

ies out of, you kno

, b

o

dside type

ccidents.

nothe

thing is, is th

t you kno

, the neck itself is not necess

ily th

t suppo

ted side to side. So,

hen you e involved in

b

o

dside type inju

y, you kno

, you c

n

lso h

ve

lot of neck inju

ies th

t stem out of th

t, bec

use

g

in, you’

e not being cushioned by

he

d

est, you kno

, going into

n

i

b

g is if you n into something else, you'

e kind of just f

ee to flop ound

nd t

ist inside the vehicle b

sed upon

he

e the imp

ct pl

ce.

shley

od

iguez 5:39 Ye

h, th

t's ve

y inte

esting. I nevee

lly thought

bout th

t, like, bec

use the neck

est is like kind of le

ning fod

little bit.

nd so th

t m

kes sense.

nd I

e

lly did neve

thought

bout the

i

b

g not going off bec

use you’

e hit f

om the side, you kno

? B

i

n P

ge 5:52
Ye

h, oftentimes, I me

n, you kno

,

hen

e'

e investig

ting

ne

cl

im, oftentimes, my clients

ill s

y,

ell, you kno

, my

i

b

g didn't even go off in this

ccident.

nd,

nd I h

ve to do the s

me so

t of expl

n

tion, bec

use

lot of times, you kno

, people h

ve hed

bout the

i

b

g

ec

lls

nd things like th

t. But I've got to expl

in to them th

t, you kno

, f

ont

i

b

g fo

the stee

ing

heel on specific

lly, is

e

lly only the

e to go off

hen you h

ve

di

ect f

ont collision. So

lot of times, even if the

e’s

gl

ncing type blo

in

n

ccident, the

i

b

g

on't go off.

nd people often

onde

ing

hy

ell, th

t's

lso

built in s

fety fe

tu

e of the

i

b

g, they don't nt the

i

b

g to go off if you’

e in

gl

ncing type

ccident, bec

use it could push you then

g

in into the side

indo

,

nd you kno

, hit you

he

d on the side

indo

, o

it could c

use mo

e inju

ies. So it's

e

lly only the

e to if you’

e going to

un di

ectly into something to cushion you f

om hitting the st

iell.

shley

od

iguez 6:45
Hmm, th

t m

kes sense. So is the

e usu

lly cle

li

bility in

b

o

dside collision?

B

i

n P

ge 6:51 Ye

h, I

ould s

y so. I me

n, most the time somebody sc

e

ed up if the

e’s going to be

b

o

dside type collision, somebody didn't see somebody

nd pulled out in f

ont of them, somebody you kno

, f

iled to kno

th

t thei

t

ffic light

s yello

oed

nd continue to the inte

section, most The Times someone's going to be

t f

ult. It's not

s cle

li

bility is something like e-end collision. Bec

use

lot of times,

h

t you'll find is th

t if the

e is

n

ccident

t

n inte

section, th

t is cont

olled by

stoplight, most of the time both pties involved e going to think oemembe

,

emembe

. So th

t's

hy, you kno

, it's impo

t

nt

hen you h

ve

n inte

section

ccident like th

t

lso, too, unless somebody

ho's openly

dmitting th

t, yes, they n it, they

e

en't p

ying

ttention, they get on the phone

ith thei

insunce comp

ny

nd c

ll it in

ight the

e

nd tell thei

insu

nce comp

ny th

t, you kno

, they h

d it

ong.

nd they

e

e the c

use of the

ccident. It's impo

t

nt to get the police involved so th

t they c

n do epo

t, potenti

lly loc

te

ny so

t of

itnesses,

nd get thei

st

tements t

ken do

n befo

e somebody decides to le

ve the scene of the

ccident,

nd then ch

nge thei

sto

y

bout

h

t they

e

e telling you o

h

t

ctu

lly took pl

ce. You should

lys get

police

epo

t, if you’

e involved in

ccidents.

lot of times people just like to exch

nge info

m

tion bec

use they think it's not

big de

l. But you kno

, time

nd time

g

in, I've gotten into situ

tions

he

e I’m h

ving

client Tell me

ell,

t the scene, they s

id this, they s

id they

e

e

t f

ult, they g

ve me

ll thei

info

m

tion.

nd then lo

nd behold,

hen I c

ll to open the cl

im, they’ve ch

nged thei

sto

y, they've told thei

insu

nce comp

ny something else,

nd then it just tu

ns into

cl

im th

t likely

ill end up in litig

tion. So document

tion of the f

cts of

h

t took pl

ce.

nd

ny so

t of

itnesses th

t you m

y be

ble to

ccess

t the scene of the

ccident is impo

t

nt.

shley

od

iguez 8:42
Definitely

itnesses fo

su

e c

n help. Ye

h,

nd some people like they just lie th

t this is my insunce,

nd it’s not

nd then you don't nt to get in th

t situ

tion

he

e you h

ve no ide

ho

s

ctu

lly in the

ccident

ith you.

B

i

n P

ge 8:54 Ye

h, ve

y t

ue.

nd you kno

, oftentimes,

h

t

e'll

un into is, you kno

, you c

n pu

ch

se insu

nce, get

n insunce c th

t then you p

int off

nd keep in you

vehicle

nd tu

n ound

nd c

ncel the insunce immedi

tely. I me

n, the cd m

y s

y th

t I’ve got insu

nce th

ough Decembe

of 2020. But I c

nceled it yeste

d

y,

nd I still h

ve th

t c

d. They don’t

equi

e you to tu

n in you

insu

nce c

d

hen you c

ncel you

policy. I kno

.

shley

od

iguez 9:19 I don't think

bout th

t. But

police office

could ve

ify th

t they

ctu

lly h

ve insu

nce.

B

i

n P

ge 9:23 They c

n

un it, see if it's v

lid,

nd th

t so

t of thing.

nd those things

e impo

t

nt, you kno

,

g

in, so th

t you don’t get stuck

ith b

d info

m

tion.

shley

od

iguez 9:31 It's

l

ys impo

t

nt to h

ve you

insu

nce bec

use you neve

kno

. Yes,

bsolutely. So

h

t typic

lly c

uses

b

o

dside collision,

nd just m

inly, I'm not p

ying

ttention. B

i

n P

ge 9:42
Ye

h, I me

n, in my expe

ience, th

t’s

h

t I’ve gene

lly seen. It’s eithe

someone not p

ying

ttention to thei

life, not noticing th

t they h

d

stop sign o yield sign. O

somebody you kno

, I've h

d the occ

sion

he

e someone intention

lly thinks th

t they'

e just I’m going to

un the stop sign. I don't see

nybody coming in is completely fine. You kno

, I'm on

b

ck

o

d some

he

e, it's quiet, it's nighttime, I'm out sc

e

ing ound

nd they decide to

un

stop sign

nd then c

use the

ccident. So genelly it is eithe

in

ttentiveness o

just

eckless opetion of the vehicle th

t th

t'll end up, you kno

, c

using

b

o

dside type x.

shley

od

iguez 10:18 So, once

g

in, you kno

,

e've been in th

t

ccident. But no

it’s

b

o

dside collision. M

ybe ou

inju

ies

e

little bit mo

e,

e c

n’t get out like,

h

t is ou

next step?

h

t do

e do

fte

b

o

dside collision?

B

i

n P

ge 10:31 Ye

h, ultim

tely,

h

t I

ould suggest to somebody is to cont

ct the police immedi

tely, once you cont

ct the police, the

e’ll be

ble to disp

tch you to kno

,

mbul

nce, o

fi

e oh

teve

m

y be needed.

o

dside type

ccidents, if seve

e enough,

e oftentimes the ones th

t

ill need ext

ction f

om the vehicle simply bec

use you kno

, the doo

s

en’t ope

ting on one side o

the othe

. Th

t type of imp

ct c

n

lso t

ist the fme of vehicles

nd m

ke it difficult to get the doo

s open. So you kno

, the fi

e dep

tment m

y need to come

ith, you kno

, the js of life to cut the doo

open fo

you to be

ble to get out. So fi

st

nd fo

emost, I

l

ys suggest cont

cting the police, you kno

,

epo

ting

h

t took pl

ce

nd

hethe

o

not you

e

e inju

ed so th

t they c

n disp

tch the

pp

op

i

te

ssist

nce th

t you m

y need.

shley

od

iguez 11:14
Ye

h, you kno

, is numbe

one. B

i

n P

ge 11:16
Ye

h,

bsolutely.

bsolutely.

nd then

g

in, once the office

is the

e

nd involved, you kno

, they’

e going to do the investig

tion fo

you. It's not, you'

e not going to h

ve to t

lk to the othe

d

ive

, if you don't nt to

bout you kno

,

ho’s you

insunce comp

ny?

h

t

e

e you thinking?

h

t

e

e you doing

h

t,

hy

e

en't you p

ying

ttention to

ll those things th

t m

y come up

hen you'

e in

n

ccident, you kind of h

ve the

d

en

line pumped in

nd you kno

, heightened i

it

bility, potenti

lly

t th

t time, if you’

e inju

ed,

nd you kno

, you just bought you

bnd ne

c

,

nd you've only h

d it fo

couple of

eeks,

nd then somebody you kno

, blo

s to

stop sign

nd t

kes it out. So you get the police involved. They c

n help you

ith medic

l, if you need it, they’ll get the insu

nce info

m

tion f

om the othe

d

ivend thei

n

me. They'll document

ll th

t stuff fo

you. So th

t once the police

epo

t is

e

dy, you've got b

sic

lly eve

ything you need. Ye

h,

bsolutely

good desc

iption of

h

t took pl

ce

nd

ll the info

m

tion th

t you m

y need to pu

sue

cl

im.

shley

od

iguez 12:09 Ye

h,

nd spe

king of th

t

d

en

line like

e

ll kno

, like

fte

n

ccident

hen you

d

en

line’s pumping, you might not even feel like you

hu

ts, but definitely stuff c

n set in in the next couple of d

ys. So it’s

lys good to, you kno

, get checked out.

B

i

n P

ge 12:24 Ye

h, I me

n, th

t’s the most common expe

ience, most people h

ve, you kno

, I me

n, you kind of feel like Supe

m

n

fte

it h

ppens, bec

use you’ve got

ll this

d

en

line

ushing th

ough you

nd you think you'

e th

t you'

e

l

ight, he m

y even tell, you kno

, the othe

d

ive

o

the office

, I'm fine, I don't need

nything, then you kno

, you go home

nd things st

t

eing off

nd you m

y be

little bit so

e, you l

y do

n, you kno

, to go to sleep th

t night, you ke up the next mo

ning o

the o

the follo

ing d

y.

nd then th

t’s

e

lly

hen stuff stts to set in.

hen you sleep on the type of inju

ies th

t

e gene

lly c

used by moto

vehicle

ccidents, you kno

,

hipl

sh

nd things like th

t. Th

t's

e

lly

hen eve

ything tightens up.

nd you

e

lly st

t to notice th

t the p

oblems th

t you'

e h

ving,

shley

od

iguez 13:01
ye

h, so it's

l

ys bette

to be s

fe th

n soy,

nd just get checked out.

B

i

n P

ge 13:05 Hund

ed pe

cent. Ye

h, I me

n, you kno

, most of the time, you’

e not going to h

ve some so

t of b

oken bones o

nything like th

t. But it's good to get in,

t le

st let

docto

Look

t you, you kno

, get you

symptoms documented so th

t if something then ultim

tely comes up do

n the

o

d, the docto

s kno

th

t

e g

ve him

n X y.

fte

the

ccident, he

s compl

ining of

bdomin

l p

in, but

e didn't see

nything on the X-

y. So

e

ele

sed them. But you kno

, then the next d

y you go in

nd they do

CT sc

n

nd m

ybe find something

s

ctu

lly the

e th

t

n X y s missed. So it's

l

ys impo

t

nt to get checked out b

ck

nd kno

ho

you’

e feeling.

nd then just monito

ho

you’

e feeling in the d

ys follo

ing. Hopefully, it goes

y. Hopefully, you don’t h

ve

ny so

t of issue. Most of the time, you kno

, you’

e going to h

ve some so

t of soft tissue type inju

y th

t's going to

equi

e, you kno

, m

ybe some chi

op

ctic type t

e

tment

nd could

esolve ove

the cou

se of

couple of months. But ye

h, it’s

lys impo

t

nt to get eve

ything documented so th

t it's the

e on p

pe

, in the event th

t you need to m

ke

cl

im do

n the

o

d.

shley

od

iguez 14:02

l

ight, so B

i

n, do you think the

e's

nything else you

ould like to tell us

bout b

o

dside collisions? O

do you think

e cove

ed it

ll?

B

i

n P

ge 14:09 I me

n, I think

e cove

ed it

ll. Just be s

fe, you kno

, p

y

ttention. Don't be distcted d

iving, get off you

cell phones. Tu

n to

h

t you

nt, believe th

t they'

e

nd just be s

fe

nd look out fo

othe

s.

shley

od

iguez 14:22
Definitely.

ell, th

nk you fo

being on the sho

.

B

i

n P

ge 14:25 It s my ple

su

e.

shley

od

iguez 14:27
Th

nk you

g

in fo

listening to ou

podc

st

bout b

o

dside collisions.

nd if you’ve been in

b

o

dside collision,

nd you need help,

e opete in

ll 50 st

tes. Just c

ll to 281 783 3934. Thank you.

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