Broadside Crashes

The Legal 411 on Broadside Crashes

Our firm has an impressive track record representing people who have suffered significant injuries in South Florida broadside crashes. A “broadside crash” occurs when a vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle. These types of accidents are also known as a side angle crashes, side impact collisions, or T-Bone accidents. Following head-on collisions, broadside crashes are a particularly deadly type of car accident, with many accidents resulting in serious injury or death. The reason for this is because the sides of most vehicles do not have the same level of protection as the front and rear, although side impact airbags are a recent improvement in many new cars. Nonetheless, even in cars with side impact airbags, passengers have less protection because there is less distance separating them from the other vehicle. Finally, these crashes typically occur at higher rates of speed, such as when a driver runs a stop sign or a red light through an intersection.

Severe Injuries from Crashes

Side impact collisions are often lethal. When individuals survive, we often see critical, long term injuries such as broken bones, crushed bones, lacerations, internal organ damage, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord damage leading to paraplegia. Likewise, side-to-side whiplash may result. Broadside crashes can cause severe brain damage. The brain may bounce back and forth inside the cranium during the accident, causing cells to die and release chemicals that cause swelling that doctors struggle to stop. Injuries are often even more catastrophic when a small car collides with a larger vehicle, such as a tractor-trailer, bus, or sport utility vehicle.

Know Your Rights

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a South Florida broadside crash caused by another driver, you may be able to recover for your injuries, property damage, time lost on the job, medical bills, therapy, disability, or death. With over 100 years of collective experience, the personal injury lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano can help protect your rights.

You may be pressured by attorneys or insurance agents to give up your rights or to sign off on a one-sided settlement. These people work for the other party and do not have your personal interests in mind. It is important that after a broadside crash, you contact a qualified firm, experienced in managing this type of unique case. You should contact an attorney soon after the accident to preserve your rights.

Broadside Crash Effects

What would you do if you were involved in a broadside crash? Do you know who you can call for legal advice? Before you decide to settle, remember that you may not yet know the long-term effects that the crash will have on you or your continuing needs. Medical bills, prescriptions, rehabilitation, extended treatments, time missed for work, or special medical equipment may be a necessary part of your future. If you decide to settle your case fast, what will be overlooked? After representing countless broadside crash victims and their families, the team of personal injury attorneys at Greenberg Stone & Urbano, P.A. will answer all of these important questions.

Choosing the Best Attorney

When looking for a lawyer following a serious accident, select an attorney that is qualified to handle Florida broadside impact cases and, who knows the law. Do your research and learn about the experience and qualifications of the law firms you consider. Internet makes your homework easier. Visit websites to see how many years of experience firms have in accident cases comparable to yours. Awards and acknowledgements are important, but so are results. The Greenberg Stone & Urbano, P.A. broadside lawyers are knowledgeable and have extensive experience to ensure that you obtain full and fair compensation for all the ways in which injuries have affected your life.

Contact Our South Florida Broadside Accident Attorneys Today To Schedule Your Free Consultation

Greenberg Stone & Urbano, P.A. is an established law firm with attorneys who have over 100 years of combined experience in advocating for the rights of their clients. Our skilled attorneys have been named “Superlawyers,” earning them the recognition of being some of the first-rate lawyers in America. Our lawyers have also earned a rating of “AV” by Martindale Hubbell and have been voted “South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers” by the Miami Herald. Call Greenberg Stone & Urbano, P.A. today to schedule your free consultation. One of our dedicated broadside accident lawyers will investigate and evaluate your potential claim. You may contact us through our website or call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400. We offer consultation in English or Spanish. We represent victims of side impact accident cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you do no pay attorneys' fees unless we recover a compensation for you.