Miami Beach Side Impact
According to federal statistics, side impact car accidents are second only to head on collisions when it comes to the most dangerous and fatal type of car accidents today. If you have been in a T-bone accident, you are more likely to sustain serious injuries simply due to the fact that you have less of a crumple zone between yourself and the car making an impact. This can make these accidents more deadly than head-on or rear-end accidents, where there is a crumple zone.
Side swipe car accidents in Miami Beach are also more likely to involve speed at an intersection, increasing the severity of the accident. The side-impact car accident lawyers at the Flaxman Law Group have powerfully advocated on behalf of car accident and personal injury plaintiffs in Miami Beach and across South Florida. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to find out what we can do in your situation. Your initial consultation comes with no cost and no obligation.T-Bone Accidents at Intersections
Sometimes known as broadside collisions, T-bone crashes, or side angle crashes, side impact car accidents occurs when one car hits the side of another car. In most cases, these types of crashes occur at intersections when someone fails to stop at a stop sign or red lights.
Because these crashes usually occur due to driver impatience, they are also likely to involve high rates of speed. In cases where the motorist running a red light or stop sign is in a in SUV, commercial truck, or pickup truck, the results can be especially devastating. A large truck hitting the side of a passenger car will often result in catastrophic injuries and is likely to lead to fatal injuries.Who Is Liable After My Side-Impact Accident?
Determining liability after side-impact car accident is one of the first steps to seeking recovery or compensation following your traffic crash. In most cases, these accidents occur because someone has run a red light, has failed to yield right-of-way, or has run a stop sign. In these cases, it is the person who has disobeyed the traffic rule that is held liable.
However, there may be other liable parties as well and other types of claim possible, depending on the specifics of the case. For example, if the driver was unable to break due to mechanical failure, there may be a manufacturer may also partly liable for the accident. In these cases, a products liability claim may be possible.
In situations where the at-fault driver was an employee or was driving a commercial truck, the employer of the driver may be held partly liable if their policies led to a fatigued driver or an untrained driver. If poor traffic signs were a cause, there may be other multiple liable parties as well.
To determine who is liable in your accident, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney in Miami Beach about your case and in order to get a free case evaluation. If you have been injured, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team for a free case evaluation.