Miami Broadside Collisions
Broadside car crashes in Miami and other communities lead to devastating injuries and fatalities. When one car hits another car’s side, there is often very little crumple zone. Even with side impact airbags, the passengers in a car during a broadside car collision can sustain whiplash, facial injuries, fractures, as well as other catastrophic and life-threatening injuries.
Getting legal advice after a side-swipe car collision is essential. There may be multiple things you can do after an accident in order to recover fair compensation for lost wages, property damage, and the very high medical bills that are quite common after a broadside car crash. If you would like to speak with a personal injury attorney about your situation, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group ay 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to arrange for a confidential, free, no obligation case review.Do You Know What To Do After A Broadside Car Or Truck Accident In Miami?
If you have been in a broadside or sideswipe car collision, there are a few things that you will want to do:
1) Get immediate medical help for yourself and anyone else who has been injured. Call emergency personnel if anyone is seriously injured, and follow the dispatcher's advice rather than trying to move an injured party. In cases of spinal cord injury or head injury, especially, moving a patient can make the injuries worse.
Even if you seem to be unaffected by the accident, get medical attention as soon as possible, especially if you feel you may have hit your head. Head injuries can be fatal, but do not always present symptoms right away. Some injuries, including whiplash, soft tissue injuries, and chronic pain conditions may also not present symptoms right away but may be very serious. Getting help right away can get you needed medical treatment and can also ensure that you can prove that your injuries were caused by the accident.
2) Start documenting your injuries and damages. Exchange contact information with the other driver and get the contact information of any witnesses at the scene. Take photos of the accident scene if you can and keep track of any spending for car repairs, car rentals, taxis, medication, and any other expenses you may incur. Get copies of the police report and medical reports if you can.
3) Report the accident. Speaking with police and your insurance company soon after the accident can help document the injuries and damages.
4) Get legal advice. Speak to a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community to explore all your options. You may have more options than you realize and your case may be worth more than you think.Serious Car Accidents in Florida Can Be More Expensive Than You Realize
It is not unusual for recovery to take months or years and it is not unusual for medical expenses and lost wages to exceed tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. You need to protect your financial future as well as your rights. To speak with a personal injury attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case review today.