T-bone accidents are another common form of motor vehicle accident. These accidents are also referred to as side impact collisions. They occur frequently, and they can also result in serious injuries. If you were involved in a t-bone collision, here is some information that you need to know.
What Is A T Bone Accident?
When a side impact collision happens, it means certain things. It means that one car hits another car from a perpendicular angle. These accidents are called t-bone collisions because the cars look like a “T” when they collide. There are many different causes of side impact collisions. Here are a few common ones.
- Failing to stop at a four way intersection. This is usually the case at a 4 way stop sign. If one car rolls through the stop sign, they might hit another vehicle that has the right of way.
- Running a red light. This is a similar scenario to failure to stop at a 4 way intersection. But, in this case, the cars are usually traveling at a higher speed. This could make the damage and injuries more severe.
- Failure to yield. In the event of an intersection with a yield sign, one driver should yield. If they do not, a collision can happen.
- Making a right turn on red. In many cases, making a right turn on red is legal. But, if the driver doesn’t check for oncoming traffic before making the turn, they could cause an accident.
- Drunk driving.
- Poor weather conditions.
- Texting and driving.
- Damaged car, such as a car with bad brakes or tires.
Side impact collisions can range from minor to severe. If you are the victim of one of these collisions, you may have gotten injured. Common injuries for this type of accident include:
- Cuts, bruises, and scrapes. This is especially the case in minor collisions.
- Broken bones.
- Sprained or torn muscles.
- Fractured ribs.
- Hip or shoulder displacement.
- Back injuries, such as slipped discs.
- Internal organ damage, if the accident is severe.
- Concussions or other head injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Punctured eardrums, if the car doesn’t have a side airbag.
In most cases, it is clear which driver caused the accident. This will be evident from the placement of the cars, the damage on each car, and your own testimony. The driver who caused the collision could get sued for personal injury. This is a decision that you will have to make with the help of your attorney. After an accident, it is important to assess the damage to both yourself and your car. Go to the hospital if there is any chance that you are injured. You should also contact the police and a lawyer. A lawyer will protect your rights and help you build a case.