A side-impact collision accident, also known as a ‘T-bone accident’, takes place when one car smashes into another at an approximate 90-degree angle. It happens when one vehicle is traveling through an intersection and another fails to stop at a stop sign or goes through a red light, and crashes directly into the side of the other vehicle.
When these motor vehicle accidents happen, the driver and the passengers in the car that gets hit can sustain massive injuries, due to the force and impact of the oncoming vehicle. The impact of the crash often turns the hit car completely around, or the impact of the crash causes the car to get tipped over completely. When this happens, the persons in the car can suffer from catastrophic injuries, or even death.
Additional cars could also be involved by side-impact car accidents. It is common for the at-fault vehicle to push one or more cars into other traffic lanes as well. When multiple cars get hit, that could result in more numerous injuries and possible deaths.
In many of these traumatic car crash accidents, our legal team is able to access the support of a strong team of experts like accident reconstruction experts, medical, and mechanical experts. Having this testimony on the force of the impact as well as the type of injuries helps us to prove your case in a possible lawsuit.
If you have been involved in this type of accident, then you can seek legal advice from a Milwaukee side-impact collisions lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC. Contact our office today at (800) 598-7557 for a fast, no-fee consultation.
Whenever you happen to see a side-impact accident, you know it was a traumatic experience for the people involved. Whether it is called a T-bone accident or a broadside collision, it means that one car got hit hard, usually at full speed.
A 2018 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report found that these types of side-impact collisions represent 25% of all car accidents. The same report notes that these crashes cause the highest amount of car crash fatalities, after head-on collision crashes.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collisions lawyer serving Milwaukee, call (800) 598-7557
Traumatic Brain Injury
In a side-impact crash, one of the most serious possible injuries is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS).
TBI can happen when the head is violently thrust into a heavy or sharp object, as in a T-bone accident. It can happen if you suffer a concussion in the accident.
Depending on the damage done in the accident, the extent of the TBI may include symptoms such as headache or dizziness, blurred vision, possible ringing in the ears, and debilitating decreases in concentration, attention, or memory.
Do not let an at-fault driver get away with the damages to your body and brain from such an accident. Reach out to a Milwaukee side-impact collisions lawyer to hold the driver accountable for the costs and expenses that have been caused as a result of the driver’s recklessness.
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Typical Causes of T-Bone Accidents
T-Bone accidents are generally caused by a couple of different scenarios:
- One car driver tries to make it through an intersection, even after the light has turned red. The driver in the intersecting lanes may not see the first driver attempting to speed through the light and gets hit as soon as the car goes forward.
- Two cars approach a poorly lit intersection that does not have stop signs, traffic lights or yield signs. Both of them fail to yield the right of way and a crash occurs.
- One car is approaching an intersection and is distracted on the phone, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and simply blows through a red light and hits a car going through the green light at the intersection.
- Another cause of a side-impact collision accident might be that the intersection traffic lights may be out of order.
In general, these causes of motor vehicle crashes apply to side-impact collisions:
- Driver distraction from texting
- Driving too fast to stop
- Intoxicated or reckless driving
- In-car distractions (phone, radio, etc.)
- Poor attention by driver
- Driver ignorance of red lights or stop signs
Showing the Negligence of the At-Fault Driver
When you call our law firm, you will be able to speak to a compassionate member of our legal team in a no-fee initial consultation. Our legal representative will:
- Listen to the details of your accident, including the date of the accident, the specific location in Milwaukee, and your version of the accident
- Seek information about your health condition as a result of the injuries, and find out what kind of surgeries or treatments you have already had to help you recover from the accident
- Obtain a copy of the police report and any insurance company paperwork that might already be distributed among the parties in the accident
- Discuss legal options, including a personal injury lawsuit, to bring a claim of driver negligence against the at-fault driver about the accident
We can help uncover evidence that may show that the driver who crashed into your car did not display reasonable care while driving. And by not showing good judgement behind the wheel a crash occurred which caused severe injuries. As a result of the crash, you had to shoulder financial costs for medical needs. This scenario is the common way that courts rule on personal injury cases.
If you choose to bring a claim of negligence against the at-fault driver who caused the accident, then reach out to a Milwaukee side-impact collisions lawyer. Call to speak to a member of our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557 today.