A t-bone accident, sometimes called a side impact collision, is just what it sounds like. One car crashes into the side of another, forming a “T” shape. These accidents can occur at high speeds and cause grievous injuries. If you were harmed in such an accident and you believe that the other driver was to blame, you may be entitled to compensation. A Monmouth County distracted driving accident lawyer is ready to help you.
Where Does a T-Bone Accident Usually Occur?
You can get into a t-bone accident just about anywhere, but they are particularly common in areas where traffic travels in multiple directions. We see a lot of these accidents in four-way intersections and parking lots. You also run the risk of getting hit on the side of your car when you turn left and there is traffic coming the other way.
The usual cause of a t-bone accident is the negligence of one of the drivers involved. They may have:
- Ignored a stop sign or traffic light
- Turned into traffic even though they did not have the right of way
- Sped through an intersection to beat a light
- Not watched out for cars leaving parking spots
Whether a driver is distracted or just plain indifferent to the safety of the drivers around them, they can easily cause an accident and serious injuries.
What Should I Do After a T-Bone Accident?
After you get into a t-bone accident, see if it is possible to separate the cars and pull over to a safe area. Then call the police so that they can come to the scene to make a report. While you wait, exchange information with any other drivers who were involved in the crash and get info from eyewitnesses, if there were any. Their testimony could help you later. Take pictures of the accident scene and damage to both vehicles as well.
What you shouldn’t do is flee the scene or offer up more info than necessary. You do not want to say anything that could make it seem like you were at fault for the accident.
What Kinds of Injuries Can a T-Bone Accident Cause?
T-bone accidents can cause all kinds of injuries, including ones that can affect victims for years or even their entire lives. These crashes can result in:
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Broken bones
What Kinds of Compensation Can I Recover?
A compensation offer should not just cover the economic costs of your accident. It should also reimburse you for the emotional and psychic toll that this crash and your injuries have taken on you. A fair offer will compensate you for medical bills and lost wages, but it also needs to address your pain and suffering. We will help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Meet With Our Legal Team
When you are ready to pursue a fair compensation offer, contact Falcon Law Firm, LLC. We can schedule a free consultation for you. We would love the chance to tell you more about your legal options and what our experienced attorneys can do to help you in this difficult time.