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T-Bone accidents occur when the front, or back-end, of a motor vehicle crash into the side of another vehicle – forming a T. Also known as broadside accidents, they typically occur at intersections – where one motorist fails to yield the right of way. This could happen when the at-fault driver runs a stop sign or traffic light, or makes a risky left-hand turn.
Some examples of a T-bone accident include, but are not limited to:
- Motorist ignores a traffic sign or signal and is struck by another vehicle.
- Motorist ignores a traffic sign or signal and strikes another vehicle.
- Motorist makes a negligent turn and is broadsided by another vehicle.
Depending on the impact of a T-bone accident – vehicles that are hit may spin, roll over, or may be pushed into other vehicles, pedestrians, or stationary objects.
Determining who is at fault
In a T-bone accident, determining who is at fault can be difficult. In some cases, the driver crashing into the other vehicle is the one at fault. In other cases, the driver whose vehicle is hit is the one at fault. In still other instances, both drivers can – to some degree – be at fault. Even motorists who have the right of way should practice caution when crossing an intersection.
In order to prove who is at fault in a T-bone accident, the claim would require a thorough investigation. If the accident was caused by distracted driving, drowsy driving, or driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, there is no question that the negligent motorist is at fault.
If you’ve been injured in a T-bone accident by a negligent driver, you have an uphill battle to get the compensation you deserve. That’s why you must act immediately and get the representation you deserve. A highly skilled auto accident attorney will fight for you in court.
Have you been injured in a T-bone accident? Act now
Due the nature of T-bone accidents, the injuries sustained can be devastating. Unlike rear-end and even head-on collisions, there is no frame, airbag or seatbelt that can protect drivers from on-coming impact. Many victims suffer bone fractures, lacerations, internal injuries and even permanent disabilities. The medical bills, loss of wages and pain and suffering caused by T-bone accidents can be overwhelming. Don’t let insurance companies jerk you around. Settle for nothing less than the full compensation for your losses.