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Coral Gables Side Impact

Side-impact accidents often occur when someone runs a red light or a stop sign. Stop signs and right-of-way laws are in place to keep drivers safe, and when a driver barrels through an intersection when they are not supposed to, they can easily crash into another car, causing severe damage. Many car accidents in Coral Gables and across the country each year are caused by negligent drivers who fail to obey right-of-way, stop signs, or red lights.

If you've been injured in a T-bone or side impact car accident, contact the Flaxman Law Group today. The Flaxman Law Group has extensive experience dealing with car accidents and traffic accidents. They can help put you in touch with resources that can help. The Flaxman Law Group has also handles thousands of personal injury and car accident cases and can help advise you of your rights and options.

A T-Bone Accident Can Lead to Catastrophic Injury

Unfortunately, side-impact car accidents tend to be very serious. Because there is little protection on the side of a car when compared to the front or rear of a car, injuries tend to be more severe than with a rear end collision or a front-end collision. With both the front-end crash and a rear end crash, there is a crumple zone. That is, another car must crush through the trunk and rear seat of a car or through the hood of the car in order to get to the passengers. With the side impact, however, there is often only a thin layer of glass, metal, and plastic protecting the passenger. Even with side impact airbags, the injuries can be very severe.

Common injuries from side-impact car accidents include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Facial disfiguration
  • Injuries to the legs and arms
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Fatal injuries
  • Nerve damage

In most cases, side-impact accidents are entirely preventable. Many people drive through stop signs or do not obey right-of-way simply because they are impatient. A motorist may drive through a red light because they assume no one is coming or because they are in a hurry. In many cases, it only takes a few seconds in order for motorists to realize their mistake. By that time, it is too late and a serious or fatal injury may have occurred.

Wrongful Death Cases After Your Accident

One of the most tragic instances of side impact collisions involves child injuries. Unfortunately, these types of traffic crashes in Coral Gables tend to impact children often. Since children are placed in the rear seat, they are often more protected in a front-end or rear-end car accident. In a broadside accident, however, the force of impact can push a vehicle right into the rear seat.

Children are also disproportionately affected when their parents are killed in a T-Bone accident. Once the parents are gone, the injured child will continue to likely need help with everyday tasks and with medical care. If the child is too injured in order to get a job or career because of the car accident, they will also need to have a form of income in order to pay for additional care.

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