Types of Auto Accidents - Miami Auto Accident Lawyer

Miami, West Palm Beach, Ft Lauderdale, Florida

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an auto accident in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Ft Lauderdale, or anywhre in south Florida, it makes sense to hire the best legal team in the business. The Cochran Firm South Florida has represented innocent victims, just like yourself, for over four decades now. We have some of the best legal minds in this part of the United States on hand to listen to the details of your auto accident case and advise you on whether or not we can proceed with a personal injury lawsuit. Some of the best weapons any auto accident lawyer can possess are compassion, diligence and resources. We have all three. We will fight your case tooth and nail until we are all pleased with the outcome.

Common Auto Accident Scenarios

There are certain types of auto accidents we see over and over when we examine our clients' accident claims in areas around Miami, Ft Myers, West Palm Beach and Ft Lauderdale. These include:

If you have been involved in any of these types of car accidents, you have suffered a traumatic experience. Our auto accident lawyers understand that injuries from a car accident can last a lifetime, and we are fully prepared to get you the compensation you need to pay the medical expenses that accompany long-term personal injuries.

Rear-End Crashes

While "whiplash" may not sound like a serious auto accident injury, it can cause a great deal of pain and result in months, even years, of discomfort. Whiplash most often occurs in rear-end collisions, which are traffic accidents that occur when one car crashes into the back of another car. Rear-end crashes can be caused by sudden deceleration by the lead (first) car, or when the following car accelerates more rapidly than the vehicle in front of it. Injuries to the occupants of the lead vehicle are usually much worse than those behind the lead vehicle.

The driver of the car that rear-ends the other car is usually considered to be at fault due to not being within stopping distance, following too closely, or not paying attention. An exception is when the impacted vehicle is in reverse.

Head-on Crashes

Head-on collisions are often fatal due to the high rate of speed and the intense impact involved in these collisions.

Intersection Crashes

Intersection collisions are also referred to as T-bone collisions because one car plows into the side of another car, creating a T-shape. This is also known as "broad siding" a vehicle. Vehicle damage and injury are more likely to be severe in this type of car crash than in a rear-end collision. Occupants on the side of the struck vehicle usually sustain far worse injuries than they would in a front or rear-end crash.

Pedestrian Crashes

In auto vs. pedestrian accident, the pedestrian, for obvious reasons, suffers the most serious injuries. In fact, pedestrians often die in these types of accidents due to not having any form of protection around them.

If you have been in any type of auto accident in South Florida, you need an attorney to help you investigate your claim and recover the compensation you deserve. Please contact the experienced auto accident lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation in Miami, Ft Myers, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or anywhere in the south Florida area.