Posted in Car Accidents on September 19, 2019
Any car accident is scary and has the potential to cause injuries. However, T-bone accidents are amongst the deadliest collisions that occur on the roadway. A T-bone accident is one in which the front of one vehicle slams into the side of another, essentially forming a “T.” These accidents are also referred to as broadside car accidents.
While vehicles are manufactured safer now than in the past, T-bone crashes still have a high risk of injury to the occupants of the vehicle.
T-bone accidents are more dangerous for the occupants of the vehicle struck on its side. This is because the sides of a vehicle are much more vulnerable to damage than the front or rear. A side impact often puts drivers and passengers in close proximity to the vehicle that struck them. Even with modern side-impact airbags, this is not always enough to prevent serious injuries, including:
Each of these injuries requires immediate medical attention. In many cases, T-bone crash victims need surgery or significant recovery time. They may not be able to work while they recover and, in a worst-case scenario, may be permanently disabled.
Most T-bone accidents occur around intersections, given the fact that this is where perpendicular flows of traffic occur. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
Determining who is at-fault for a T-bone accident is not always easy. It will be important for your attorney to analyze all aspects of the crash in order to prove fault. This will include gathering all evidence related to the crash:
It may be necessary to secure an accident reconstruction expert to help with your case. It is vital that you secure compensation for all accident-related injuries and damages. An attorney can help you navigate the often complex waters of accidents, insurance companies, and other parties involved.