All types of auto accidents are harrowing and devastating. Many can result in serious, even life-threatening, injuries. Some accidents are worse than others. In the South Florida area, four types of vehicle accidents tend to occur more often. Knowing about them may be able to help drivers to avoid them potentially.
Many motorcycles share the roads with cars, SUVs, and trucks on a daily basis. Unfortunately, these vehicles are quite prone to accidents. The injuries a person can sustain while on a motorcycle can be even worse than those suffered by individuals in cars, due to the inadequate protection the biker’s body has with the design of a bike.
Additionally, people on motorcycles don’t always follow the rules of the road and could be recklessly traveling too fast or too close to other vehicles, even riding between lanes or on the shoulder. However, even when a biker is diligently following the rules of the road, there’s still the risk of being thrown from the bike during a collision, causing severe injuries.
Truck accidents are among the most serious due to the sheer size of the vehicle. Victims may be left disabled with spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries. In worst case scenarios, an accident involving trucks can be fatal. These are frequent accidents in South Florida that require thorough investigations to determine fault.
Head-on collisions are also common in South Florida. They could be deadly if both vehicles were traveling at high speeds. Injuries stemming from these accidents include amputations, spinal cord, and traumatic brain injuries. The consequences of a head-on collision can be permanent and may result in death.
Vehicle Rollover Collisions
Rollover accidents are also widespread in the South Florida area. Such accidents can result in serious injuries, including head trauma. Often, these collisions can be fatal. Generally, vehicle roll-overs usually occur due to faulty design of a car, defective parts, reckless driving or overloading of the vehicle. In the case of broken pieces or flawed vehicle design, victims have a legitimate claim for product liability.
Individuals in the South Florida area who experience one of these or any type of motor vehicle accidents should immediately consult with a personal injury attorney. The Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers at Salpeter Gitkin, LLP have experience helping accident victims and can help you recover compensation for your injuries and other relevant damages. Personal injury law can be a complex field to navigate, but we are here to fight for you every step of the way. Contact us today at 954-467-8622 for a free case evaluation.