Broadside accident, T-Bone accident, and Side impact collision all refer to the scenario upon which the front of one vehicle impacts or collides with the driver side or passenger side of another vehicle. Occupants experiencing a T-Bone collision are at higher risks of injury as the force impacting the broadsided vehicle are close in proximity to where the occupants are positioned. As a result, occupants are subjected to tremendous force. While many newer vehicles do employ side and side curtain airbags, older vehicles are not equipped with such technology. Most T-Bone accidents occur at intersections and parking lots from the failure of drivers to obey traffic signals or yield to the right of way. Occupants typically strike the inside frame of their vehicle and often strike other passengers traveling within the same vehicle.
Side impact accidents occurring at high rates of speed may cause a vehicle to overturn. In roll-over accidents, occupants who are seat-belted or restrained properly are subjected to a heightened risk of ejection. Common injuries from Side impact collisions are: fatalities, wrongful death, pelvis fractures, hip dislocation, shoulder injuries, brain trauma, rib fractures, arm fractures, bleeding of the brain, leg fractures, spinal cord injuries, amputation, head trauma, lacerations from glass, close head injuries, broken ankles, fractured feet, and burns from the deployment of side airbags.
If you are a victim suffering injuries from the negligence of another driver in a T-Bone or side impact accident call Benson & Bingham at (702)-382-9797. We have helped thousands of injured T-Bone victims, ensuring each client receives proper medical attention and just compensation.