Back over car accidents, as their name implies, occur when a motorist backs up and their vehicle collides with a pedestrian, bicyclist, or other victim. Although these types of collisions tend to occur at low speeds, they do cause catastrophic injuries. In many cases, the driver does not notice that they have hit someone and they can drag the pedestrian or bicyclist some ways before coming to a stop. Often, the person who is hit is a pedestrian or bicyclist and has no barrier to protect them from the collision.
If you have been involved in this type of car accident or any traffic accident, is important to consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in car collision cases. An attorney can investigate the accident, find all liable parties, and pursue your case for justice. The Flaxman Law Group is a law firm based in the Miami area. The legal team at the law firm has more than 25 years of experience in car accident cases, truck accident cases, and a variety of personal injury claims. If you need a personal injury attorney in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, feel free to contact the Flaxman Law Group for immediate and compassionate advice.
Why do back over car accidents occur?
In many cases, these types of accidents happen because a driver does not notice a pedestrian, motorist, or other victim. Tragically, many of these types of collisions occur when a young child is behind a vehicle and the motorist does not notice them in time. Many back over collisions occur in parking lots and driveways, and tend to involve larger cars such as SUVs and pickup trucks. These larger cars have more blind spots, making these types of accidents more likely. In other cases, motorists simply fail to check their blind spots adequately before backing up out of a parking space or driveway. Experts believe that installing devices which allow drivers to see more clearly behind the vehicle can help prevent many of these types of incidents.
What types of injuries are common in this type of accident?
Since these collisions usually involve a bicyclist or pedestrian, head injuries are a common injury with this type of crash. Bicyclists and pedestrians are often struck down and in some cases may be driven over by the vehicle. In some cases, victims are dragged and sustain fractures, serious lacerations, skin injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries. Unfortunately, fatalities are common in back-over crashes.
What can I do if I have been injured in a back over accident?
If you have been injured in Miami, it is important to consult with a local personal injury attorney. This attorney should be familiar with local laws as well as state laws and should have experience with car accident claims. If you are looking for an experienced attorney, you can contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with experience handling a variety of car accident and personal injury claims. The legal team has access to private investigators, expert witnesses, and other resources to help pursue your claim.