Navigating the Legal Maze: What to Do After a T-Bone Car Accident

by Vincent Andrew Apicella on Sep. 08, 2023

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Car Accident Accident & Injury  Personal Injury 

Summary: After a T-bone accident, prioritize medical attention for injuries and seek legal advice to ensure fair compensation.

T-bone car accidents, also known as side-impact or broadside collisions, occur when one vehicle hits the side of another, forming a "T" shape. These accidents often happen at intersections and can result in severe injuries, extensive property damage, and even loss of life. This article aims to shed light on the consequences of T-bone accidents and the legal options available for victims.


The Dynamics of a T-Bone Accident


In T-bone collisions, the vehicle being hit on the side is incredibly vulnerable. Unlike front or rear-end collisions, where the car has a certain level of structural protection, a T-bone accident usually affects the door panel. This leads to direct trauma for the occupants, often causing severe injuries that may include:


  • Head and spinal injuries

  • Broken bones

  • Internal bleeding

  • Lacerations and contusions

  • Emotional trauma


Contributing Factors


Some common factors leading to T-bone accidents are:


  • Running red lights or stop signs

  • Speeding

  • Distracted driving

  • Poor visibility due to weather conditions

  • Failure to yield the right of way


Legal Consequences


Determining fault in a T-bone accident can be complex. It often involves careful examination of traffic signals, road conditions, and driver behavior. Due to the severity of injuries, victims often face hefty medical bills, lost wages, and an extended recovery period.


At Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, we have years of experience handling T-bone accident cases. We can help you navigate the intricacies of establishing liability and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.


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T-bone car accidents can have devastating impacts on the lives of the victims. Understanding these accidents' dynamics is crucial for preventing and seeking legal recourse when one occurs. Consider seeking professional legal advice if you or a loved one has been involved in a T-bone collision.


At Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law, we protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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