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Car accidents across South Florida are a leading cause of injuries. The sudden impact of a crash and the force with which occupants can be thrown around inside the vehicle can lead to serious and even life-threatening injury.

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Here, we break down a few of the most common injuries drivers and passengers sustain in car crashes.

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Back and spinal cord injuries are among the most common injuries sustained in car accidents. When you’re in a crash, the car comes to a stop abruptly, and the force can be absorbed by your back or neck.

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Another common way back injuries happen when you’re thrown around inside the vehicle. The sudden, sharp movements can cause serious trauma. So can hitting solid surfaces, such as the dashboard or the roof. Think of it this way: however fast the vehicle is travelling when you’re in the accident, your body can continue to move until it’s snapped back by your seatbelt or until you crash into a surface. That fast acceleration and sudden stop can create enough force to cause serious harm.

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About 70% of American households have pets, but while we love our non-human friends, they can pose dangers. In the home and outside, animals can bite others or can even cause allergic reactions. They can be an especial danger to children, who may not know the best way to act around dogs and cats. On the road, pets can cause serious crashes and injuries.

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Florida has many miles of coastline as well as rivers and lakes. While this adds to the natural beauty of Hollywood, Miami Beach, and surrounding areas, it can also pose an added risk to drivers. If you’re in a car accident and find your car in the water and sinking, you will need to act fast to stay safe.

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Emergencies can happen at any time. In addition to being stuck after a serious car accident in Hollywood or any South Florida community, your car could break down in a remote location or a bad storm could trap you in your car for a prolonged time. Being ready gives you the best chances of getting out of the situation safely.

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In Coconut Creek, car accidents claim lives and cause injuries each year. However, car manufacturers and the auto industry are always working on developing new safety systems to reduce the risk of injury. Despite this, some of the systems which help prevent head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries are systems which have been around for years.

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Whether you carpool or are going on a group trip, there are many times when you may be a passenger in a car. If you drive, you may have passengers in your vehicle. if you’re a parent, designated driver, caregiver, or any driver responsible for passengers, you’ll of course want to take steps to keep the occupants of your car safe.

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When driving in a car with children, it’s important children ride in the back and are securely placed in an age-appropriate child safety system, whether that’s an infant car seat, booster, or other device. These devices can help reduce the risk of serious injuries.

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No matter what kind of precautions you take, however, there is no doubt car accidents in Hollywood pose a huge risk to children. In fact, they are among the leading causes of accidental injury to children and minors in Hollywood and Florida.

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In Coral Gables and across South Florida, parents and caretakers routinely take children to doctor’s appointments, school, after-school events, and on trips. Many drivers don’t consider that being a passenger is one of the riskiest moments of a child’s life, with car collisions being a leading cause of childhood injury in Coral Gables and Florida.

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Unfortunately, child passengers are especially vulnerable in car collisions. Their smaller size can mean they are risk of serious injury and cars are created for adult passengers, so children can sustain serious injuries if they don’t have child-appropriate safety seats. A serious injury can also impact a child’s entire life and even affect future career and personal opportunities, so the losses of child injuries can be very high.

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Rideshare services are part of the gig economy, allowing virtually any driver to use their car to give paying passengers a lift to the airport, grocery store, or home. Rideshare services allow people to make extra money on the side and also allow passengers to get fast drives that sometimes cost less than a taxi.

Common Rideshare Injuries

While rideshare has many benefits, each year people are injured or killed in rideshare accidents. In fact, about 1000 collisions a day are linked to rideshare, according to some research.

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