Rear-end collisions, head-on crashes, and side-impact accidents occur throughout this nation daily. While rear-end accidents are the most common type of crash to take place on the roads, head-on collisions generally result in most fatal accidents and side-impact crashes often cause some of the most serious injuries.
Side-impact wrecks in Florida typically occur at intersections. These types of traffic accidents are also known as T-bone accidents or broadside collisions and can produce many serious injuries. When a driver runs a red light, fails to stop at a stop sign, makes a left-hand turn in front of oncoming traffic, or makes a right-hand turn by pulling out in front of traffic, a T-bone accident can occur—resulting in serious damages.
What Are the Results of a Side-Impact Collision?
Because the side of a vehicle doesn’t absorb impact as well as do the front and the rear of the car, the driver and passengers are generally left to absorb the energy of the crash. This is because the front and rear ends of vehicles have crumple zones that are designed to absorb some of the force; however, the side allows more of the energy of the crash to enter the vehicle. This can lead to many injuries including:
- Broken clavicle
- Femur fracture
- Fractured tibia
- Rotator cuff injury
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) injury
- Herniated disc injuries
- Knee injuries
- Head trauma
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
When these dangerous side-impact auto accidents in Sarasota take place, it is generally caused from someone’s negligence. If you suffered one of the above injuries or another serious injury in a broadside collision, you need to seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out about your rights and to learn how to protect your interests.
Please call the qualified Sarasota accident injury attorneys at the Mallard Law Firm for a free consultation today. You can reach us at 888-409-3805 and receive answers to your legal questions simply by calling today. Also, fill out a form on our website to receive a free copy of our book What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck or Bike Accident.