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Types of Car Accidents

No car accident is the same, and in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the rest of South Florida, there are many types of collisions, each with their unique types of injuries and challenges. For these collisions, you may wish to speak with an experienced car accident attorney to seek fair compensation.

Common types of traffic collisions people call Flaxman Law Group about include:

  • Aggressive Driving Accidents: These can be caused by road rage and can lead to high-risk behaviors, such as unsafe passing or speeding.
  • Back-Over Accidents: These accidents happen when a driver backs up and fails to check if there is anyone in the blind spot behind the car.
  • Car Accident Caused by Negligence: When drivers are careless and do not follow road rules, a tragedy can happen.
  • Car Accidents Related to Cell Phones: Texting, taking calls, or looking at a phone instead of the road distracts drivers and can easily lead to a collision.
  • Chain Reaction: On crowded roadways and highways, one collision can lead to a multiple-vehicle crash.
  • Collisions at Junctions: At junctions, where vehicles are traveling in different directions, errors and negligence can lead to crashes.
  • Collisions Involving Cyclists: Bicycle accidents often happen when a driver can’t see the bicycle.
  • Collisions Involving Pedestrians: Pedestrians can get hit on crosswalks or when they are crossing outside of crosswalk areas.
  • Collisions with Animals: Wildlife in Hollywood, Miami, and other South Florida communities can dash into the road, making it hard for drivers to stop in time.
  • Construction Site Car Accidents: Construction sites have heavy machinery and lots of activity, putting construction workers and drivers alike at risk.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: In Florida, driving under the influence is illegal, but DUI accidents continue to claim lives each year.
  • Elderly Driver Related Car Accidents: Elderly drivers have the driving experience to be safe drivers, but some medical conditions can lead to accidents.
  • Failure to Yield Accidents: Giving someone the right of way is not just polite; it can save lives.
  • Fatal Car Accidents: In 2020 alone, there were 3,484 deaths in Florida due to car accidents.
  • Freeway Accidents: Freeways can get crowded and do include many exits as well as high speeds, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Head-On Accident: Head-on crashes are caused by one driver driving the wrong way.
  • Hit & Run Accidents: It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident, but drivers may panic or be driving illegally and may do this. You may still be able to recover compensation in these cases.
  • Parking Lot Accidents: Parking lot collisions are usually low speed, but they can cause serious injury if they victim is a pedestrian.
  • Pot Hole Accidents: Poorly maintained roads can develop deep pits that can cause car damage and collisions.
  • Rear-End Accident: Rear-end shunt collisions can happen if a negligent driver stops suddenly or if a distracted driver fails to notice the car in front of them stopping.
  • Recreational Vehicle Accidents: RVs have many blind spots, and they turn wide, which can put drivers at risk of crashes.
  • Road Departure: Cars can leave the road and drive over medians or even bridges when speed is a factor.
  • Rollover Accident: Rollovers often happen when speed is a factor. They are more common with SUVs and larger vehicles with a high center of gravity.
  • Shoulder of Road Accidents/Vehicles Stopped on Side of Road: When a car or truck is pulled over to the side of the road, it is important to offer the vehicle extra room.
  • Side Impact Accident: These are often intersection accidents and happen when a driver is not paying attention.
  • Sideswipe Accidents: These accidents can happen if cars pass too closely.
  • Single-Vehicle Collisions: Even if there are no other drivers involved in your crash, you may have a claim if faulty car design or road design caused your crash.
  • SUV Rollover Accidents: SUVs have a high center of gravity and can easily roll over, especially if speed or uneven ground is a factor.
  • Taxi Accidents: You may have a claim if a taxi driver hits your car or if you’re injured as a taxi passenger.
  • Teen Car Accidents: Young drivers may not have the years of driving experience to avoid a crash.

Have you been injured in any of these types of accidents? If you have and think you may have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case consultation to find out whether you may be eligible to seek compensation.

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