Trauma and Injury Caused by T-Bone Accidents
Intersections are common spots for car accidents since drivers must be aware of both vehicles in their lanes and traffic cross-flow. T-bone accidents occur when one driver is blindsided by a car driving perpendicular to them. These collisions are terrifying, and many drivers and passengers are usually not aware of what happened after they occur. These accidents can profoundly affect victims and follow them for years since many ends of dealing with catastrophic injuries.
What Happens in a T-Bone Accident?
T-bone accidents often involve one vehicle striking the sides of another car. They are also called side-impact and broadside collisions. These collisions are focused on the center of the vehicle’s front and back doors or the car’s front or back. In both situations, those in the car can suffer severe trauma. During these collisions, all the force and weight of a vehicle is driven into another car’s side. The impact is so significant that it caused that side to collapse in on itself. Car manufacturers have put out models with side-impact airbags that deploy from the car doors. However, most safety features focus on the vehicle’s front driver’s side—leaving occupants of the car with little protection.
As a result, occupants commonly suffer from:
- Traumatic brain injuries (striking their head)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries to the lower extremities (hips, legs, and feet)
- Broken arms and wrists
- Neck and back injuries from jerking motion
- Cuts from shattered windows and pieces of metal
- Tinnitus (caused by the airbag exploding or the impact itself)
What makes matters worse is that driver-side passengers are often children whose injuries may be more extensive in the crash. Also, when a collision occurs in an intersection, there is the possibility of multiple impact points. The car may be knocked into another lane of traffic, either leading to head-on or rear-end collision that only adds to the occupants’ trauma. Because of the amount of damage involved in these events, victims will need significant compensation to cover their medical bills. But, before that can occur, they must determine who was at fault for the accident. Often, insurance adjusters and attorneys will look at specific traffic violations when reviewing claims to determine how to apply fault, including:
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Ignoring yield signs
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Right of way violations
After experiencing this type of accident, it is essential to bring your case to an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney. At One Law Group, we can evaluate fault and help you determine if you have enough to pursue a car accident claim. Our team has handled claims throughout the Beverly Hills area for several years and can review all angles of a T-bone accident.
Even those that are partially at fault may be able to pursue compensation. Give us a call today at (844) 626-1529 for a case evaluation.