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Homestead Broadside Collisions

Broadside collisions are a type of side-impact car accident that results in serious injuries in Homestead and other communities. If you have been injured in a broadside accident, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group at any time of the day or night in order to arrange for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options. You may be able to negotiate with insurance carriers in your situation or pursue a legal claim in order to get fair compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

Broadside Crashes may be More Expensive Than You Realize

Broadside collisions usually result in multiple damages and expenses for the victim, including:

  • Lost wages if the survivor is unable to work
  • Final medical expenses and funeral expenses if there is a fatality
  • Car repair or replacement costs
  • Replacement or repair costs for any property damaged in the vehicle
  • Medical costs and emergency medical costs
  • Long-term rehabilitation costs if the injuries are severe
  • Long-term medical care if the injuries are permanent
  • Therapy or grief counseling
  • Dental care or eye care for facial injuries
  • Transportation cost to medical consultations, legal appointments, and other appointments
  • Medical devices such as crutches, wheelchairs, or braces
  • Surgery if it is required
  • Prosthetics in the event of an amputation
  • The cost of making a home or car accessible to the injured party while they recover
  • Medication

If your car accident was caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness, you could be eligible for compensation under Florida law, so that you do not have to cover all of these costs yourself. Speaking with a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your community soon after your accident can help you understand whether you have a case and can help you see how much your case may be worth.

Why Side Impact Collisions Tend to be Catastrophic

Unfortunately, broadside accidents are more likely to result in severe injuries because there is so little crumple zone at the side of the car. A car that is hit head-on or from the rear provides a crumple zone in the form of the hood or the trunk. It takes a long time and an extreme impact in order for the actual car to drive into passengers. At the side of the car, however, there is often only a thin layer of glass, plastic, and metal protecting passengers from the oncoming vehicle. In a collision, passengers in this section of the car may be impacted by the car directly or may be crushed by the oncoming car. Even side impact air bags cannot provide a great deal of protection in a serious accident, and in many older vehicles there may be no airbags on the side of the vehicle.

If you think you have a car accident case in Homestead or another South Florida community, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review. Our personal injury attorneys can tell you whether you have a case, can help you explore understand the strength of your case, and can help you determine how much your case and your injuries may be worth.

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