Side Impact Accident in Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach, Florida, has more than 75,000 full-time residents. That does not include the large number of visitors who come to Boynton for the beaches, restaurants, parks, and shopping, or the even larger number of people who simply pass through Boynton every day on their way to or from West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or other locations. With so many people transiting Boynton's roadways every day, it is no surprise that vehicle accidents occur in Boynton, just as they do throughout Palm Beach County, the State of Florida, and even the nation.
One too-common type of accident is a side impact, "side-swipe," "t-bone" or "broad side" accident. This type of crash involves the front of one vehicle crashing into the side of another vehicle.
The lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky have vast experience in representing victims, and families of victims, of side impact car accidents. Our attorneys know that side impact accidents often cause serious injury because of the lack of safety equipment at the point of impact and the high rates of speed that are often involved in these kinds of accidents. We know that legal settlements need to include the long view, looking not only at current expenses but also at long term needs of the victim or their families.The Impact of Side Impact Accidents
Statistics show that side impact crashes can cause serious damage. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that approximately 13% of all car accidents are T-bone accidents. Yet side impacts account for 25% of passenger vehicle occupant deaths. More than 50% of all automobile accident deaths involve a side impact collision.Why Side Impact Accidents are Dangerous
Side impact crashes in Boynton Beach can cause more injuries and more severe injuries than accidents involving other parts of the car. This is because many of the areas in the "middle" of the car are then metal and glass, and do not have the same safety features that are present in other parts of the car. For example, they may not have side-impact airbags, and the door or quarter panels may not be thick enough to provide a strong protective barrier for the driver or passenger.
Side-impact accidents can also cause extensive injury because they are more prone to rolling over, being pushed into other vehicles or off the side of the road, or being pushed into property (such as buildings or utility poles).
Some of the injuries suffered by Boynton Beach victims of side impact accidents include broken bones, major cuts and abrasions, internal injuries, brain injuries, neck and spine injuries, facial injuries, and others.Legal Help from Frankl & Kominsky
The lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky have many years experience in successfully representing Boynton Beach victims of side impact accidents. Our personal injury lawyers understand that t-bone crashes often happen when the at-fault driver fails to yield, is distracted, or fails to obey traffic signals. We also know that those involved in a side impact accident often face higher medical bills and need longer term medical care than victims of some other types of accidents. Because of that knowledge, Frankl & Kominsky works to negotiate compensation not only for current medical bills, but also for future treatment and care as well as lost wages, pain and suffering. If you or a loved one in Boynton Beach have been involved in a side impact accident, contact us today for a free consultation. Please call us at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form and we will discuss your personal needs and situation and explore your legal options. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole, and work with clients throughout South Florida.