Hollywood Squeeze Play / Wide Turns
When trucks make turns, they can easily crash smaller vehicles because the tractor-trailer part of the truck swings wide. This can be known as squeeze play, and can result in serious injuries and can even shear off the top of your car or crash the vehicle and all its occupants.
If you have been in a squeeze play or wide turn accident involving a commercial truck, it is likely that the injuries and damages are significant. For this reason, it is important not to simply accept the first insurance offer your insurance company makes but rather to get legal advice about your situation. Your injuries may be more expensive than you realize and your case may be worth more than you know. Flaxman Law Group offers a free, no obligation consultation to plaintiffs in your situation. Simply contact the full-service law firm for a free appointment to review the specifics of your situation with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood.How Can I Prevent Squeeze Play Truck Accidents in Hollywood?
To prevent this type of traffic accident, there are several things you can do:
- Stay out of truck blind spots and make eye contact with truck drivers so you can be sure they can see you
- Give large trucks extra room
- When a truck signals a turn, stay well back to avoid being crushed
Of course, even if you do everything correctly you may still end up in a truck accident. A driver may fail to signal a turn or may not check blind spots. If the driver’s negligence led to the accident and your injuries, you may have a legal claim that lets you seek compensation.What Makes Wide Turn Accidents so Deadly?
Squeeze play accidents are especially dangerous because the tractor trailer of a truck usually crashes into a much smaller passenger car with full force in these accidents. The smaller car can be crushed (with passengers still inside) or the top of the car may be sliced off. Head injuries and fatalities are very common with this type of accident.
If you have been injured in this type of traffic accident in Hollywood, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group for legal advice. Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami. As part of the Hollywood community, attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have seen firsthand the devastation that truck accidents can cause.
Whether you have suffered catastrophic injury yourself or have lost a loved one, Flaxman Law Group’s compassionate and experienced legal team can help you review your options so that you can make the right decision for you and your family. Even if you decide not to pursue a legal claim, it is important to seek legal advice before you make any decisions. Failure to do so can mean that you end up having to pay for many of the costs of your injuries out of pocket. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation so you have nothing to lose. Flaxman Law Group attorneys are also willing to take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay until and unless Flaxman Law Group recovers money on your behalf.