Have You Been Injured in a Side Impact Collision or “T-Bone” Accident?
Side impact collisions, commonly known as “T-bone” accidents, account for approximately 25% of all car accidents. These accidents can result in very serious injuries and sometimes even death. Unfortunately, these cases can be somewhat complicated when compared to other types of car accident claims. If you have been injured in a side impact collision, you need a Waldorf car accident attorney who can help you get the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
What Makes Side Impact Collisions Unique
T-bone accidents occur when one vehicle strikes another vehicle perpendicularly, forming a “T” shape. Unlike head-on or rear-end accidents, the vehicle that is being struck does not have several feet of metal or interior between them and the other vehicle. As a result, these accidents can be very serious when the car being struck is hit in the driver or passenger door where there are only a few inches between the other vehicle and the occupants. In fact, many serious injuries are caused by the striking vehicle physically intruding into the passenger compartment of the other vehicle. For this reason, broken limbs are common in side impact collisions.
Side impact collisions can also result in head injuries, especially where one vehicle is much higher than the other vehicle. If an SUV or pickup strikes a small sedan, the bumper of the SUV or pickup could likely be at the same height as the heads of either the driver or passenger in the other car.
If you have been injured in a side impact collision, you need a Waldorf car accident attorney who has experience in handling these types of claims.
How T-Bone Accidents Happen
Most side impact collisions occur in intersections where one vehicle ran a stop sign or stoplight. That said, they can also happen on the highway when one driver loses control of their vehicle and skids sideways into another vehicle. They also occur frequently in parking lots when drivers are backing out of a parking space.
While it may be obvious who is at fault for causing the accident, you will need to prove what happened. In other words, you will need to prove that the other driver ran a red light or whatever else led to the accident. This is often more difficult than many people expect, but a Waldorf car accident attorney will know how to gather the evidence you need.
Contact Waldorf Car Accident Attorney Tom Pyles if You Have Been Injured in a Side Impact Collision
If you have been injured in a T-bone accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and your pain and suffering. Waldorf car accident attorney Tom Pyles can help you navigate the claim process with your insurance company so that you can get fair compensation. We are also fully prepared to go to court when settlement is not an option. To discuss your case and how we can help, call us today at 301-705-5006 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.