Simply put, a frontover accident is a type of car accident that results in injury or death due to someone pulling their car out and not seeing a person in front of it, and hitting them. Typically, the people being hit are children, as they can be very difficult to see.
The majority of these accidents take place with someone who is driving an SUV or a truck, where the blind spot on those cars can be up to eight feet long. These accidents typically take place in housing developments and other communities where there are a lot of children out playing. Children can be among some of the most difficult things to see when driving, and when combined with a car that has a tough blind spot in the front, it can be dangerous if the driver is not aware of their surroundings. These types of accidents continue to become more common due to the amount of people who drive SUV’s and trucks today.
How to prevent Frontover Accidents?
One of the best ways to prevent frontover accidents is to make sure you are very aware of your surroundings. Pulling out of a street that leads to a busy main road is going to normally require different surrounding checks than pulling out of your driveway. Regardless of whether or not you think children are out playing, make sure you double check the “hard-to-see” spots in front of your car. This will likely eliminate the possibility of a frontover accident unless kids run out after you check. This is why it is important to continually check surroundings as you pull out.
What to do if your child has been hit?
If your child has been hit in a frontover accident, even if not fatal, contacting an experienced attorney should be your first step after checking and taking care of your child's injuries. At Berger & Lagnese, we have a team of professional attorneys waiting to assist you in your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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