Passenger safety laws in Florida require that children under the age of 3 be placed in a car seat. For children ages 4 and five, a seat belt or car seat may be used. The state has some of the lowest requirements for passenger safety and child safety seats in the United States. While car manufacturers do introduce new systems for passenger safety each year, car accidents in Hollywood and across Florida often do result in passenger injuries because too little is done to protect passengers in a crash.
If you have been injured as a passenger in a car, contact Flaxman Law Group to review your options and legal rights. You may be able to seek compensation and justice in your case with the help of a personal injury attorney. Your free consultation with Flaxman Law Group is only a phone call away if you have questions.Passengers are Often Hurt in Traffic Accidents in Hollywood
In a car accident, passengers are likely to be injured in a crash. In certain types of car accidents, especially T-bone accidents, passengers are more likely than drivers to be injured due to the type of impact involved. There is simply less of a crumple zone available for passengers, especially those sitting in the rear of the car or beside the driver.You Have Options After an Accident
Depending on your situation, you may have several options. You may have a claim against the at fault driver in the accident. You may be able to negotiate with insurance carriers to get fair settlement for your injuries. There may also be other liable parties in your situation that you can pursue through a legal claim.
If your passenger safety has been compromised due to defective seatbelts, age-appropriate safety restraints, car seats, airbags, or other car safety systems, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of your car or your car’s components. In these cases, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in order to find out whether you have a case. An attorney can also help you launch a products liability claim in Hollywood or your community and can handle all the details for you as you recover.
The Flaxman Law Group attorneys have more than 60 years combined legal experience helping passengers and drivers involved in car accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida. This team of attorneys has already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of plaintiffs, and if you want this level of legal expertise working on your behalf, contact Flaxman Law Group today. The phone lines at Flaxman Law Group are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can always reach a live operator in order to get immediate assistance. Whether you would like to meet for a free consultation or would like over the phone legal advice, Flaxman Law Group can provide you with a free case evaluation so that you can get the facts before you make any decisions in your case.