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Car accidents are caused by many factors and in many cases, drivers assume either negligence or human error are the cause of their collision. However, faulty design and manufacturing defects can also contribute to car collisions.

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Car manufacturers have an obligation to produce a safe product. They must meet certain standards and are expected to test their cars to make sure they are safe. Unfortunately, unsafe cars end up on our streets all the time. Common mechanical defects include:

  • tire defects which can cause tire blowouts and rollovers

In Parkland and across South Florida, car collisions can happen for any number of reasons. No matter why your collision has occurred, it can be an upsetting and life-altering experience. Knowing the most common types of accidents, however, can help you understand what you can do to prevent these collisions.

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Common Car Collisions in Parkland

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If you’re in a car accident in Oakland Park—or any South Florida community, for that matter—your immediate concern may be your health. And you probably can predict that you will face some costs. You may know you may need to visit the doctor and get your car repaired, for example. However, many residents of the Oakland Park area underestimate the many expenses of a car collision in South Florida.

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It’s important to keep costs in mind when you’ve been in a car collision. After all, when you submit a claim to your insurance company, you need to know how much you can expect to pay for your injuries and damages so you can be sure your insurance company pays you a fair amount. At Flaxman Law Group, we often work with traffic collision survivors who underestimate the following financial costs:

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With Thanksgiving coming up, many families are arranging their holiday travel and plans. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are choosing to drive to their destinations rather than fly, to limit exposure to people who may have the virus.

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If you will be driving during the holiday weekend, there are several things you’ll want to do to reduce your risk of car collisions in Homestead and at your destination:

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Car accidents in Homestead and across South Florida can occur for any number of reasons, including drunk driving, distraction, driver error, and more. These collisions can cause serious injuries, including spinal cord trauma, traumatic brain injuries, facial injuries, and even fatalities.

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Fortunately, there are many ways you can avoid car accidents from happening in your community:

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Broadside or side collisions happen when a vehicle impacts the side of a car, often at an intersection. The distinctive T shape of the two cars is what gives this crash its name. These accidents most often happen when someone fails to yield right of way or when someone drives through a red light or stop sign.

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Side collisions in Hollywood can result in whiplash, fractures, spinal cord injuries, TBI, and other serious injuries. Nationwide, these crashes are responsible for 17% of all car accident fatalities.

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When we talk about safe driving in Hollywood and South Florida, we often talk about avoiding distraction, drunk driving, and other dangers. While these are all important, it’s also crucial to set up your vehicle so it helps you drive safely.

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If you drive often or drive for work, especially, it is important to ensure your car is set up for ergonomics. You can do this by reading your car manual and:

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Now that the New Year has arrived, it’s time to take stock of ways you can reduce your risk of serious injury. Driving is one of the most hazardous things most of us do on a daily basis, so becoming safer on your daily commute can do much to lower your risk of injury overall.

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Drivers in Hollywood, Miami and across Florida face risks every time they get behind the wheel. Whether it’s drunk drivers, poor infrastructure, distraction, or other dangers, it only takes seconds to cause an accident. Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce your risk:

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