T-Bone Accidents

Representing Injured Texas Drivers

T-bone accidents, also known as broadside or side-impact collisions, occur when one vehicle strikes the side of another. These types of accidents commonly happen at intersections and driveways. Often, these accidents can be serious because of the proximity of the impact to the occupants of the car.

Causes of T-Bone Accidents

Side-impact accidents can happen for a number of reasons, but generally, a negligent driver is the cause of these collisions. Commonly, these accidents occur at intersections, when one driver fails to stop. There are other situations which can cause T-bone collisions, such as:

Injuries from T-Bone Accidents

T-bone crashes can be more severe than rear-end or other collisions because of the way cars are manufactured. It has only been recently that automakers have incorporated design features like side curtain airbags to protect drivers and occupants in side-impact accidents. Because of the lack of protection in many cars, drivers may still be at risk for severe injury.

Many victims of T-bone collisions sustain serious injuries that can include:

  • Crushed limbs
  • Broken glass injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI), Whiplash, and other neck and back injuries
  • Seatbelt and airbag injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Paralysis

Liability in T-Bone Accidents

Careless behavior can cause T-bone accidents. Failure to obey signals and signs, reckless driving, and distracted driving risks the safety of others on the road. Every driver has a responsibility to protect other drivers, and your attorney will seek to prove that your accidents occurred because the other driver was negligent. If it can be proved that your accident was caused by irresponsible behavior, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for damages.

Contact the Law Office of James M. Stanley

If you’ve been involved in a T-bone accident, you may have medical bills, physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma to face. If you are injured and unable to work, you will be losing wages, and may lose your future income if your injuries prohibit you from returning to work. Because of what is at stake, receiving compensation for your injuries is crucial.

At the Law Office of James M. Stanley, our team of Fort Worth car accident attorneys holds a track record of success. We have more than 35 years of legal experience to draw from for your claim. We understand the difficulties and pain you are facing, and we offer, compassionate, personalized legal services to help you recover the maximum amount of damages possible.

Contact the Law Office of James M. Stanley to request a free consultation, and learn more how we can assist you.

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