Blind Spot Car Accidents

Injury Attorneys Representing Residents of Miami

All vehicles have blind spots, which are areas of the road that are not visible to a driver even with the use of mirrors. SUVs, which have gained more and more popularity over the years, have even more blind spots compared to standard-sized vehicles. An accident caused by a driver who fails to properly check his or her blind spots can lead to devastating, life-threatening injuries to those involved. When a careless driver causes these accidents and injuries, he or she should be held accountable for the harm that results. Miami car accident lawyer Robert Dixon and his colleagues at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assist victims injured in blind spot car accidents with pursuing the compensation that they need to recover. Our firm offers experienced and knowledgeable legal representation to people throughout South Florida, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

Blind Spot Car Accidents

Although many blind spot car accidents involve trucks, each vehicle is subject to its own blind spots, or areas that cannot be seen through a rearview or side mirror. All drivers, therefore, must take the time to turn to look out a window or another opening in order to check for other motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians when making a maneuver involving a blind spot. When a driver fails to take such measures, serious accidents and injuries can result. Although many of these collisions are unavoidable for victims, there are ways to minimize the chances of being involved in a blind spot accident, such as being aware of other motorists around you and avoiding swerving vehicles or drivers engaging in other erratic behavior. Some common contributing factors to blind spot accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Inexperienced drivers, or people driving an unfamiliar vehicle
  • Visually impaired drivers
  • Distracted driving practices, such as texting or cell phone use, eating, grooming, or conversing with others in the car

Serious injuries, such as brain trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and others, can result from a blind spot car accident. Many of these involve long recovery efforts with doctor visits, surgery, and physical therapy, all of which can be costly. It is important that the costs associated with injuries caused by a negligent driver are borne by that driver, and our Miami attorneys are committed to this goal.

Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible

Drivers should be appropriately cautious when turning, shifting lanes, changing speeds, or making other maneuvers in which the risk of striking someone in their vehicle’s blind spots is high. When a driver fails to take such measures and injures another person on the road, he or she should be held accountable for the negligent act. Negligence exists when drivers breach their duty to other road users to act as a reasonable person would act under the circumstances. Reasonable drivers glance in their vehicle’s blind spots before changing lanes or turning. Failing to do so would be a breach of their duty. When negligence is shown, a victim may be entitled to damages in the forms of past and future medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Families who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents may also be awarded compensation for burial and funeral costs and loss of support.

Representation for Victims of Blind Spot Accidents in the Miami Area

Showing that a driver failed to take into consideration a vehicle’s blind spots may require a careful investigation and accident reconstruction. Car accident lawyer Robert Dixon can help gather the evidence necessary for establishing fault in the aftermath of a collision. The Law Offices of Robert Dixon is committed to making sure that the proper parties are held accountable for the harm that they cause. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident, call our office today at (877) 499-4878 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with an attorney regarding your potential claims. We represent people in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and other South Florida cities.