Traffic accident safety experts recognize that intersection accident in which one vehicle “T-bones” another constitute one of the most dangerous forms of collision. These types of accidents often result in significant vehicle damage and severe injury or even death to vehicle occupants. Given the serious nature of side-impact collisions in intersections, maximizing compensation for medical bills, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain, and suffering, lost wages, and more becomes critically important to reclaiming your life. No matter how valid your claim for damages (categories of monetary compensation), these claims will be subject to strict time limits. An experienced auto accident lawyer can explain these deadlines and answer other questions about your legal rights.
Most T-bone accidents occur because of negligence by at least one of the drivers involved in the crash. Law enforcement accident reports that apply to intersection T-bone collisions usually find the cause of such accidents to be driver inattention, excessive speed, or the failure to stop for red lights, flashing red signals, or stop signs. When another driver commits these types of traffic violations, you will want to secure witnesses and physical evidence like skid marks or the absence of skid marks to help prove a violation like this led to the auto accident and your injuries. While a law enforcement officer who investigates the accident should collect such evidence, you want to make sure no witnesses or relevant evidence is overlooked. If you snap photos of relevant evidence, secure witness identity, and contact information, and point such information out to the officer, the police report should be complete. However, you will have an independent record of such evidence if you need it later.
While the types of injuries that might be experienced in a side-impact crash at an intersection will depend on the speed of the vehicles, type of vehicles, vehicle safety features, seatbelt use, and the angle of impact, these types of collisions typically cause severe injuries. Common injuries in side-impact crashes include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractures and broken bones to arms and legs
- Damage to internal organs
- Severe lacerations (from sharp metal shards and broken glass)
- Internal bleeding
The severity of injuries experienced in a T-bone accident can be exacerbated because vehicle occupants might be trapped inside the passenger compartment for an extended period before medical attention can be provided.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an intersection accident caused by another driver’s negligence, an experienced vehicle collision injury lawyer can analyze the facts and discuss your legal options. Time is limited for seeking compensation, so you should speak to an attorney as soon as practical.
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