A T-bone (also known as broadside or side-impact) collision is among the most serious types of auto accidents in terms of injury to the occupants of the vehicle that is hit. If you or your loved one has been hurt in a T-bone collision, contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today. Our T-bone collision lawyers are committed to pursuing the maximum compensation in these cases.
When another vehicle hits the front or the back of your car, you have the protection of several feet of bumper, steel, engine, trunk, or seats between occupants and the impact of the crash. In a T-bone collision, on the other hand, there is only a door, window, and possibly a passenger seat between you and the other vehicle. This type of accident can cause serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries to driver and passengers of the vehicle that is hit. As reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), side-impact collisions accounted for 5,622 (24%) of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths in U.S. traffic crashes in a recent year.
Because of the lack of structural protection for occupants when a vehicle is hit from the side, T-bone collisions can result in very serious injuries. In a study conducted by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, researchers found that injuries commonly sustained in near-side, vehicle-to-vehicle, side-impact crashes, many of which are fatal, include:
In a T-bone accident, the front of a car or truck crashes into the side of another vehicle. This most commonly occurs at intersections, when a driver fails to stop at a red light or stop sign or fails to yield the right-of-way to another driver. Broadside accidents are common when inattentive drivers turn left at an intersection, cutting off an oncoming vehicle.
To recover compensation after a T-bone collision, it may be necessary to prove that you had the right-of-way and that the other driver could have avoided the crash by acting reasonably. Maryland is a contributory negligence state, which means that if the other side can prove you were even partially at fault for the accident, you will not be entitled to recover compensation. Our experienced trial lawyers can:
If you or your loved one suffered injuries when another driver broadsided your vehicle, your best course of action is to speak with an experienced T-bone collision lawyer as soon as possible. Call to get in touch with an injury lawyer at Malloy Law Offices, LLC right away for the dedicated legal representation you need after a serious T-bone collision.