Bethesda T-Bone Collision Attorney
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 in Bethesda, MD today. Our Bethesda T-bone collision lawyers are committed to pursuing the maximum compensation in these cases.
Why Choose Malloy Law Offices, LLC?
- Our Bethesda personal injury attorneys have more than 15 years of experience and understand how to handle car accident cases.
- We believe that victims of accidents caused by someone else’s negligence have a right to claim the compensation they deserve.
- We are committed to helping our clients recover the maximum possible compensation and place high importance on helping them achieve their goals.
What Makes T-Bone Collisions So Dangerous?
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.
Common Injuries in Side-Impact Crashes
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:
- Head and face injuries
- Chest injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Spine and neck injuries
How Do T-Bone Collisions Occur?
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.
Why You Need a Bethesda T-bone Collision Lawyer
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:
- Thoroughly investigate your accident
- Obtain and preserve evidence to support your claim
- Construct a compelling case based on the facts
- Negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf
- Fight for your rights in court, if necessary
Get In Touch with Malloy Law Offices, LLC
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 in Bethesda as soon as possible. Call (888) 607-8690 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.