T-bone collisions are car accidents in which vehicles collide perpendicular to one another, and they are responsible for approximately 8,000 fatalities every year.

Proving Fault

Depending on the circumstances, the physical damage of a car’s side may provide enough evidence to determine which driver caused the accident. However, it’s quite common for a driver to claim they had the right-of-way by saying the light was green.

This is why its important for victims of such a crash to compile a witness list and note the date of the accident as well as photograph the scene before and after the vehicles are moved.

Common Injuries Sustained in a T-bone Accident

T-bone accidents typically cause more serious injuries than a front or rear-end collision. This is because a vehicle’s sides do not offer as much protection, even if they are equipped with side-impact airbags. Common injuries include:

  • Back injuries
  • Eye injuries (caused by shattered glass)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Arm and shoulder injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Hip and leg injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Ear injuries that cause hearing loss

Common Causes of T-bone Accidents

Often T-bone accidents happen at four-way stops and intersections, and common causes are:

  • Failure to follow traffic signals or signs
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights
  • Texting while driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Speeding

If you sustained injuries in a T-bone crash due to someone else’s negligence, please contact us. We’ll determine if you have a personal injury case, and if you do, we will help you get the settlement you deserve.


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