T-bone collisions go by other names as well, including broadside collisions and side-impact collisions. They are common car accidents with a high rate of catastrophic injuries, as one car rams into another’s side, usually in an intersection. The car that is struck absorbs most of the force. Side panel protection may include “crumple zones,” which absorb some impact.
Depending on the point of collision, the cab of the car is often violated, and passengers in the struck car occupy the same space as the oncoming car. Resulting injuries include amputations, crushed bones, disfiguring lacerations, spinal cord injuries, brain damage and more. Despite the growing use of side airbags, many side-impact collisions cause fatalities.
T-bone accidents are only compensable when an element of negligence contributes to the crash.
Examples of this negligence may include things like:
The lawyers at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. represent people injured in side-impact collisions where negligence can be established. We are known and respected for our work in accident investigation and reconstruction. We move quickly, to obtain critical crash evidence before it is hosed away. Insurance company lawyers respect us for our preparedness and for our willingness to take cases to trial.
If you have been injured in a T-bone collision, or if someone you loved was seriously injured or killed, you need to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer before the statute of limitation expires.
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