Why Are T-Bone Accidents So Dangerous?

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Between manufacturer defects and human error,  it’s no secret that accidents are common. While some collisions are minor and an inconvenience, this is unfortunately not the case for all crashes. Many are severe and can change the course of someone’s life. As such, it’s essential to understand what accidents are most dangerous and what to do if you’re involved. The following blog explores one of the most dangerous – t-bone accident – and how Baltimore County car accident attorneys can help you recover compensation for the injuries you’ve endured caused by a negligent driver.

What Are T-Bone Accidents?

A T-bone accident occurs when the front of one driver’s vehicle collides with the side of another. This resembled the shape of a “T.”

Generally, these collisions happen at intersections. This can be because a driver does not stop at a stop sign or red light, causing them to crash with the driver who has the right of way.

If one driver isn’t paying attention and drives through a red light, they can collide with another vehicle, as either the top of the “T” or the bottom. Liability will be determined by who had the right of way during the collision, whether either vehicle was speeding, and any other relevant factors.

What Injuries Can Occur?

Unfortunately, several injuries can occur from a T-bone accident, as they can be some of the most dangerous on the road. The severity of the injury depends heavily on several factors, like the size of the vehicles involved, how fast they were traveling, and where the impact was.

If a very large truck t-bones a small sedan on the driver’s side, the injuries will likely be more severe than if a small sedan hits a large truck on the passenger side. Regardless, the injuries one can sustain in these collisions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fractured bones
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and spinal cord damage
  • Back injuries
  • Limb loss
  • Disfigurement

What Should I Do if I’m Hurt?

If you are hurt in a t-bone collision, understanding what you must do to recover the compensation you deserve is critical. The first thing you should do, even if the accident doesn’t seem bad, is to contact the police and emergency services as soon as possible. This ensures a report is filed and you can receive the medical attention you need.

Additionally, you’ll want to connect with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. This is crucial to ensuring you have the legal representation necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you’ve endured as a result of a negligent driver. Unfortunately, trying to recover compensation by yourself can result in unfavorable outcomes.

At the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi, our dedicated legal team will do everything possible to assist you through these challenges to help you recover compensation for your injuries. Reach out today to learn how we can help fight for you.

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