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Children are at risk of pedestrian accidents when walking around, even when they are with parents. Kids are hard to truck drivers to see from a cab and since young children are still learning the ins and outs of traffic rules, they can make mistakes which can lead to traffic collisions in Hollywood and other communities.

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If you want to keep your child safe from truck accidents, there are a few things you can do:

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There may types of truck accident injuries in Hollywood and across South Florida. One of the common types of injuries resulting from this type of traffic crash involves trapped passengers or crushing injuries. Both are devastating and can easily lead to fatalities, amputations and serious injury.

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Crushing Injuries

Crushing injuries occur when the force of a truck collision causes crumple zones in a vehicle to collapse or causes them to be compromised. For example, if a truck T-bones a passenger car, the force of the truck can push through the side doors and windows, effectively crushing passengers against the interior of the vehicle. This can cause significant internal injuries and crushing injuries as bones, ligaments, muscles and other tissues are crushed and sometimes damaged beyond repair. Crushing injuries can lead to fatalities if they affect a major organ or body system. When the limbs are affected by crushing injuries, amputation may be the only way to save the victim’s life.

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Truck accidents often cause devastating injuries for occupants of passenger cars involved in the crash. While truck drivers are well away from the impact of the crash in their cabs, passenger car drivers and passengers are not so lucky. In many cases, these types of accidents result in serious and life-threatening injuries to the passenger car occupants.

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Spinal cord injuries in Hollywood and across South Florida are often caused by truck and traffic accidents. In some cases, these injuries are permanent and result in loss of income, inability to work, life in an assisted living facility and more. People with a significant and permanent spinal cord injury may not be able to take care of themselves and may even need to be on life support if their paralysis extends into their abdominal area. Life expectancy for significant spinal cord injury survivors may be lower and these patients may be more susceptible to infections, pneumonia and other serious complications.

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Being in a truck accident is frightening enough, and having to deal with insurance after you have been injured or suffered car damage can be frustrating and upsetting. Insurance companies often make big promises when you are signing up for their services and paying the premiums. However, when it comes time to file a claim you may have a hard time getting the insurance amount than you think you deserve.

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It’s not your imagination: insurance companies make money by collecting insurance premiums and by not paying out the full amount possible in every claim. Insurance companies have a vested financial interest in resolving claims quickly and inexpensively.

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Being in a truck crash in Hollywood or your community is terrifying. Not only can you sustain serious and even life-threatening injuries such as brain trauma, back injuries, lacerations, and more, but the emotional upset of the collision can stay with you for some time. In addition, you may find the financial impact of a trucking accident lasts a long time.

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Any Hollywood truck accident attorney knows the financial impact a truck crash can have. The costs of surgery, emergency room visits, medical care, lost income, car repair bills, and other costs can quickly add up. Survivors of these types of crashes sometimes are surprised by all the costs of a crash. From buying  a neck brace to paying for taxis from the hospital to paying to replace a damaged cell phone to paying to have a bathroom grab bar installed, there are many expenses involved if you have been injured.

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If you have been a truck collision in Hollywood, you need to protect yourself. Whether you realize it or not, you are at risk and vulnerable, especially when it comes to your health and your finances.

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There are several ways you can reduce the risk:

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If you have been in a truck or car crash in Hollywood and have walked away seemingly without a scratch, you may consider yourself lucky. After all, many truck collisions result in serious and even devastating injury. However, before you feel too fortunate, keep in mind that sometimes seemingly minor traffic crashes can become serious.

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Unfortunately, when a car or truck accident happens you do not have all the information you need to determine whether your crash was serious or not. You may feel fine only to develop symptoms later on. You may even be misdiagnosed by a doctor after your accident, adding to the confusion. For this reason, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney and to carefully consider your position before making any decisions about a settlement or insurance offer.

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If you have been in a trucking crash in Miami or any South Florida community, evidence and documentation are important. They can help establish what happened and who the liable parties are. Some evidence will likely be collected by police and authorities. Some will be collected by insurance companies and by the truck carrier, who will have access to the truck’s black box, onboard computer, and other data.

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Information and evidence is so important that you will want to work with a trucking accident attorney in Miami or your community. An attorney can subpoena and secure records from truck companies. He or she can also work with accident reconstruction experts and investigators to find support for your case.

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Being in a truck collision in Homestead or your community is already terrifying. In just a few seconds, your entire life can change. Not only is the experienced traumatic in and of itself, but it can affect your life permanently or for many years to come.

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Unfortunately, the situation immediately following a trucking crash can compound the problem. You may be rushed to an emergency room and you may require immediate or emergency treatment for your injuries. Due to the rush to get you medical help, medical mistakes can occur. Often, you don’t have a lot of choice about which hospital you’re rushed to and which doctors take on your case. You will simply be taken to the hospital prepared to take you on as a patient and your case will be handled by the attending physician in the emergency room. Due to the rush to help and due to the circumstances surrounding the accident, medical mistakes can occur.

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Being involved in a truck accident in Homestead or any South Florida community is a serious legal, financial and health concern. A truck accident, due to the size and force of the tanker, tractor-trailer, big rig or other commercial vehicle, can affect every part of your life for years to come.

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This is not a situation you want to handle by yourself. In fact, one of the first calls you will want to make as soon as you’re able to get to a phone is to a truck accident attorney in Homestead or your community. There many reasons why these types of accidents are simply too complex to take on yourself:

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