Side-Impact (T-Bone) Collisions
Side-impact collisions (also commonly referred to as T-bone accidents) typically occur when one driver fails to stop or yield at an intersection. These collisions lead to a sudden, jarring sideways motion that is not natural for the head and neck. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm today.
At Beebe and O’Neil, our Norwich side-impact collision lawyers have extensive experience representing injured clients after a car wreck. By working with industry engineers, accident reconstructionists and trusted medical professionals, we will develop a clear understanding of what happened in your situation and negotiate a beneficial settlement for your injuries. We will focus on monetary recovery for lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering so you can focus on returning to a pre-accident level of health.
Situations That Can Lead To Side-Impact Accidents
T-bone collisions most often occur at intersections, but can also occur on any road where another driver loses control of his or her vehicle. Numerous situations can lead to a side-impact collision, including:
- Speeding through an intersection to beat an amber signal
- Running a red light
- Failure to yield
- Failure to visually clear cross-traffic before passing through an intersection
Most of these situations can be caused by a number of factors, including drunk driving, speeding or distracted driving. A side-impact collision can result in serious neck sprain, the head impacting with the side windows or support bars, or broken bones as the body is crushed against the interior of the car’s cabin. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a T-bone collision, contact our firm today.