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Our Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi auto accident attorneys at Morgan Law Group know there is more than one way to get hurt in a vehicle collision. Side impact crashes, also called “T-bone” accidents are some of the scariest, and potentially most dangerous, as they account for 25% of all U.S. car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Side impact traffic collisions occur when one vehicle strikes another vehicle from the side, forming a “T” shape. These crashes can cause significant injuries, because most vehicles have less protection on the sides of the cars, trucks, or SUVs.

Unlike a front or rear collision, where airbags and seatbelts can help contain the force of the crash, a side-impact accident can crush the door, leading the other vehicle directly into the path of the driver or passengers inside.

What are the Most Common Causes of T-Bone Accidents?

The most common cause of T-bone crashes is a driver failing to obey traffic signs and signals.

When a driver runs a stop sign or traffic light, and the other vehicle has proceeded, the at-fault driver can hit the side of another car without notice.

Other common causes of side-impact collisions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellphone or Other Electronic Use
  • Drivers Taking Their Eyes Off the Road
  • Impaired Driving
  • Speeding

Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help investigate the circumstances that led to your crash, so together we can pursue the liable party for your full financial recovery.

Side-Impact Accidents Can Lead to Serious Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities

Although many new vehicles are equipped with side airbags that can help minimize the risks of side-impact crashes, not all have the technology. Even when they do, the airbag can also cause injuries, based on the positioning or how they deploy.

Common injuries associated with T-bone accidents may include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken Bones, Ribs, and Torso Injuries
  • Concussions
  • Neck and Spine Injuries
  • Nerve Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death

If you have been injured in a side-impact car accident caused by a negligent driver, contact our skilled Florida personal injury attorneys at Morgan Law Group to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome for your unique case.