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Miami Lakes Passenger Safety

Everyone involved in a roadway collision is at risk. However, passengers can be especially vulnerable in a car accident, especially in side impact collisions and broadside collisions in Miami Lakes and Florida. This is because the passenger is often only protected by an airbag and a thin layer of metal and glass. In the event of a collision, the glass can shatter, causing lacerations and head injuries. The other vehicle may also crash into the passenger in a T-bone or broadside accidents, causing direct impact and severe injury.

Even if you are not sure that you have a claim after an injury, you lose nothing by seeking advice from the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group. In many cases, you may hesitate before filing a legal claim against the driver of the vehicle in which you are injured, especially if the at-fault driver was a friend, family member, or colleague. Our compassionate legal staff understand how difficult these situations can be and we do everything we can to help you understand your legal options and to make the process easier for you. Contact us today for a free, no obligation confidential case consultation.

Passenger Safety Systems

There are many safety systems designed to protect passengers and drivers in the event of a crash and are designed to help prevent collisions in the first place:

  • Vehicle stability control
  • Seat belts
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Air bags
  • Hands-free mobile devices and electronics
  • GPS devices
  • Automatic braking systems
  • Adaptive headlamp control
  • Backup sensors
  • Backup cameras
  • Tire pressure monitoring systems
  • Traction control

Unfortunately, manufacturing defects can mean that in some cases these systems fail to protect passengers and drivers. In other cases, even with functioning safety systems, passengers can suffer serious or even fatal injury. In trucking accidents, for example, the size between a commercial truck and smaller passenger car may be so great that the occupants in the smaller car cannot escape serious injury, even with safety systems in place.

Passengers Have Rights After a Traffic Collision in Miami Lakes or Florida

You should never feel bad about questioning an insurance offer or benefits and you should never feel guilty about seeking maximum compensation if you have been injured. Even if you have been with your insurance carrier for a long time and trust them and even if the insurance adjuster seems very compassionate and caring, there is nothing wrong in seeking legal advice about your situation and pursuing fair benefits.

Not only is pursuing fair compensation important in getting you the best quality medical care possible, but it can help your family financially if you're too injured to work after your collision. If you have been injured, at least get legal advice to find out whether any insurance offers or settlement offers being made to you are fair and will cover the likely total cost of your injuries.

Speak with one of the car accident attorneys at Flaxman Law Group about your case. Our attorneys have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of traffic accident and personal injury clients. Our team works with a network of investigators, accident reconstruction experts, medical consultants, and other professionals. Our full-service law firm can assist with every detail of a case, from finding a rental car to pursuing your case in court. To find out more, arrange a free consultation today.

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