A t-bone accident occurs when an automobile crashes into another moving vehicle at a perpendicular angle; this type of accident is also known as a broadside accident and falls under the heading of a side-impact collision (which also includes angled-impact crashes).
T-Bone accidents most often occur at an intersection due to the other party failing to stop for a light or a stop sign. Or, if occurring in a parking lot, the accident occurred because the other party failed to follow posted stops or failed to yield. Many types of injuries can result from such an impact, including head injuries, shoulder injuries, and spinal cord injuries. You may have a higher risk of injury in this type of accident as vehicles tend to crumple easier in this area of the car. T-Bone accidents frequently occur at four-way intersections. Proving which driver caused the accident can be difficult as drivers often have different accounts of what happened and witness accounts may be unavailable or lacking in clarity.
In 2005, side-impact or t-bone accidents represented 28.9% of all U.S. auto accidents and 20.9% of auto accident fatalities. Vehicle occupants on the side of the car that absorbs the impact are likely to be more severely injured than they would otherwise be in a front- or rear-side auto accident. Because t-bone accidents are often caused by failure to yield or follow road signs, the driver at fault may be considered negligent by a court of law.
If you have been injured in a T-Bone accident, the best course of action is to retain an experienced personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney will know how to investigate the facts of your case, conduct any necessary depositions, negotiate with an insurance company lawyer, and prepare your case for the possibility of trial.
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