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Why Are T-Bone Accidents So Dangerous?

Why Are T-Bone Accidents So Dangerous?

Any auto accident can lead to injuries, but not all accidents are the same. Some, like T-bone accidents, can be significantly more deadly than other types of crashes. T-bone accidents can result in major injuries, lingering pain, and even a tragic loss of life.

A T-bone accident occurs when the front of one motor vehicle crashes into the side of another at (or close to) a right angle. The impact of these accidents can exert huge forces on a person’s body, especially the head, neck, and spinal cord. That means T-bone accidents can cause life-changing and life-threatening injuries in the blink of an eye.

If you have been hurt in a T-bone accident, get in touch with a Virginia Beach car accident lawyer at The Law Firm of Carlton F. Bennett, P.L.L.C. today. We’ll fight to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. For more than four decades, Carlton Bennett has stood up for injury victims in the Hampton Roads region and helped them recover following a serious accident.

For a no-risk free initial consultation, call us or contact us online today.

How T-Bone Accidents Happen

T-bone accidents can result from any number of scenarios that involve driver negligence or recklessness. For example, these accidents often happen when a car goes through a red light at an intersection and strikes another, when a driver fails to yield correctly, and in other high-speed situations. They could even happen at low speeds, such as when someone is backing out of a parking spot.

T-bone accidents are often caused by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsiness
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Inattention
  • Drunk driving

Why Are T-Bone Accidents So Dangerous?

T-bone crashes are especially dangerous because of the force of the impact involved and the angle at which cars are struck. Cars are designed to handle front and rear impacts relatively well. Seat design, seatbelts, airbags, and other safety measures can help protect drivers and passengers in any crash, but they may offer fewer protections in a side-impact accident. Some vehicles may even have no safety equipment, such as side airbags, to help.

It’s also important to know that, in a T-bone accident, victims may be exposed to sudden wrenching at unexpected angles. These can easily cause head, neck, and back injuries by snapping the head or back out of position to one side.

What Are Common T-Bone Accident Injuries?

T-bone accidents hurt, and they can lead to major injuries for everyone involved. They can even cause accident victims to lose their lives. The force of a T-bone accident can lead to a variety of injuries, such as:

  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Muscle and soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal column injuries, such as herniated disks
  • Broken bones
  • Hip injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Emotional injuries, such as depression and anxiety

Am I Entitled to Compensation for My Losses?

After a T-bone accident, injury victims are often left with mounting medical bills and no income to pay them with. But a T-bone accident claim could help. Through a claim, you could seek compensation for:

  • Lost income
  • Damage to future earnings
  • Medical bills
  • The cost of the treatment you need in the future
  • Emotional distress
  • And many others

How Carlton Bennett Can Help

At The Law Firm of Carlton F. Bennett, P.L.L.C., serious injuries are our business. For decades, we’ve helped people throughout the area seek the financial recovery they need and deserve. After an accident, we could help by:

  • Answering your questions and advising you on your rights
  • Exploring sources of compensation
  • Working with experts to understand what happened and who was at fault
  • Serving as your advocate and taking the stress off you
  • Managing the paperwork and hassle of your claim
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and those responsible
  • Taking your case to court and zealously advocating for you

If you’ve been injured in a T-bone accident, contact The Law Firm of Carlton F. Bennett, P.L.L.C. now. We’re proud to help people injured throughout the Hampton Roads region, and we’re available to talk with you. With decades of experience and commitment to standing up for your rights, our Virginia Beach car accident attorneys can help you obtain a positive outcome in your case.

For a free, no-risk consultation, get in touch with us today by calling 757-260-3675 or using our online contact form.

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