Our Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi auto accident attorneys at MLG Injury 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
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
- Neck and Spine Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- 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 MLG Injury 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.