Deerfield Beach Side Impact
When most people think of a car accident, they imagine the dramatic head-on and rear end collisions as well as the pile up accidents that often make the news. However, side impact car accidents are just as common in Deerfield Beach -- and just as deadly. The city sees many of these types of accidents.
The Flaxman Law Group handles many T-bone accidents as well as other vehicle accidents in the South Florida area. Call us immediately if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a traffic accident. You may be eligible for compensation that can help you pay for medical bills and other expenses, but you need to act quickly in order to preserve your rights.Small Mistakes and Impatience Lead to Catastrophic Injury
Many motorists run through a stop sign or red light, assuming that it is a minor infraction. However, the small mistake can be fatal. At an intersection, all drivers rely on other motorists to obey stop signs, traffic lights, and right-of-way. When one driver decides to ignore these signals, T-bone accidents and sideswipe accidents are common.
Thousands of these types of accidents are caused each year by drivers who are too impatient or too reckless to wait a few extra seconds for light or sign. Most people run red lights and stop signs because they are impatient. These drivers assume that no one is coming and often will not even check to see whether there's oncoming traffic before barreling through an intersection. In most cases, the first sign of trouble is the impact of a car crash. Unfortunately, since impatient drivers are often also speeding at the time of impact, this tends to make broadside accidents even more severe and deadly.Injuries are Common in Broadside Accidents
T-bone and side impact car accidents result in dramatic injuries for the passengers of the car that has been hit. Injuries common in this type of accident include:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures and crushed bones
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Soft tissue damage
- Child injuries
Unfortunately, one of the most devastating injuries in a broadside or T-bone accidents involves child injuries. In many cases, children are placed in the back seat in child safety restraints for their own safety. In the event of a head on or rear end collision, children can be injured, but the crumple zone will generally protect them from serious injury. If a car hits your trunk, for example, the car would have to plow through the entire length of your trunk in order to directly impact your child.
When a truck barrels through an intersection and directly hits the side of your vehicle, however, the shattering glass can easily harm any child in the back seat. The force of the impact and lack of crumple zone can also mean that the truck can plow right into your child, causing fatal or devastating injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact the Flaxman Law Group to review your case with a personal injury attorney.