Side Impact Accident Law Firm
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in North Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida, you need an experienced side impact collision lawyer on your side. Contact the Law Offices of Victor Dante to learn more about all of your legal options. Call us at 305-949-2526 today to discuss your case.
Side impact collisions, sometimes called broadside, or t-bone collisions, occur where the side of one vehicle is impacted by the front or rear of another vehicle, forming a “T.” Damage to the vehicles and injuries suffered by the occupants are likely to be severe; however, they can vary, depending on where the vehicle is struck, the speed at which the collision takes place, vehicle type, and safety features present.
Side impact collisions frequently occur at intersections because of someone’s failure to yield the right of way. Common causes are running a red light or failing to see or obey a stop sign. Both vehicles are typically turned from their original directions of travel, and as with any crash, increased speed may increase crash severity. The vehicle that is struck may be spun or rolled over, if the collision is severe enough.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, side impact collisions account for approximately 25 percent of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in the United States. Protecting people in a side impact collision presents difficulties due to the relatively small crumple zones vehicle sides have to absorb crash energy. Side airbags may help by preventing occupants from colliding with the inside of the vehicle, and spreading the impact forces over a larger portion of the occupant’s body.
Side Impact Collision Injuries
Many drivers and passengers involved in a side impact collision experience injuries to different parts of their bodies, regardless of where the impact is on the side of the car. Some common injuries from a side impact collision can include:
Obtaining Compensation after Side Impact Collision
Receiving fair compensation for your injuries is only right, especially when those injuries were caused by the negligence of another person. If you have been injured in a side impact collision, it is important to speak with an experienced Miami personal injury attorney. Your attorney will need to investigate all aspects of your accident to establish the negligent party. In some cases, there may be multiple parties responsible for your injuries, such as a business, trucking company, or even the city. Your attorney will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.