Side Impact Car Accidents
Being accident attorneys in South Florida we have handled a great deal of side impact car accidents. Also known as "T-bone" and "broadside" collisions, side impact accidents occur when an automobile is struck on either side. This type of accident is not only common; it is extremely dangerous because there is much less material to protect the passenger on the side of the car than there is in the front or rear end of the vehicle. The United States Office of Health, Safety, and Security reports that T-bone accidents are responsible for over 9,000 deaths each year and make-up 31% of all non-fatal collisions. Only head-on collisions are responsible for more automobile deaths.
Even with side airbags there is a great risk of serious injury in these types of accidents. Occupants may suffer joint aches, neck and back pain, broken bones, spinal damage, head injury, paralysis, or even fatality. Survivors of T-bone collisions often face costly medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Often taking place at intersections, side impact crashes are frequently caused when a driver is speeding, distracted, or fails to properly yield at a red light or stop sign. If you have been injured in a broadside accident caused by another driver's negligence you shouldn't have to bear the burden on your own.
You can depend on the experienced attorneys at DRG Firm to fight for the compensation you are owed if you or someone you care about has been injured in a side impact collision in Miami or throughout South Florida. If you have tragically suffered a loss to such an accident, we can also handle your wrongful death claim and allow you and your family to focus on healing. Negligent drivers and their insurance companies should be held accountable.
An attorney can help protect your rights if you have suffered injury in a side impact collision and the responsible driver or an insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement or is trying to avoid paying you what you are owed. The Miami personal injury attorneys at DRG Firm can deal directly with insurers, help you prove fault, gather evidence, or file a lawsuit.
Our consultations are free! Additionally, DRG Firm works on a contingency fee basis and will only charge you if we recover. Let us help you collect the damages you deserve.
The Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys at DRG Firm handle side impact injury crashes as well as various other types of motor vehicle injuries. If you have been affected by a broadside collision and are not being properly compensated for your claim, our attorneys are glad to discuss your case for free. The lawyers at DRG Firm are available to help you 24/7. Please give us a call at 1.888.413.8353.