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
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.