Car accidents are the leading cause of accidents in the United States, but T-bone accidents can lead to more serious injuries due to the nature of the impact. A T-bone, or side impact accident normally occurs at an intersection or in a parking lot where two vehicles are traveling perpendicular to each other. Individuals who run a red light or blow a stop sign can impact the other driver either on the driver's side or the passenger's side, injuring the occupants. The side panels of most vehicles are the weakest part of the vehicle, as the glass and doors tend to be less reinforced than other parts of cars.
As a result, these parts of the vehicle break or crumple, allowing more of the force of the impact to strike the occupants. This can often lead to terrible injuries, and the driver may need to be cut out of the vehicle. This traumatic experience usually causes the innocent driver to need extensive medical attention, which means time out of work and expensive medical bills. When injured in a T-bone auto accident, consult with a Denver car accident attorney for legal advice on the best manner to pursue compensation for you injuries.
Depending on the speed of the vehicle striking you in a T-bone accident, your injuries could range from moderate to severe. A direct impact at high speed can result in such injuries as:
Broken bones, especially on the side of your body where the other car impacted your vehicle. Your side panel will crush inward on your body, and the impact can break arms, legs, hands, feet, and collar bones. It all depends on the angle and the speed.
Head and brain injuries are common in T-bone situations as well, because the impact will jolt you and possibly cause you to strike your head on the window, steering wheel, or other part of the vehicle as it becomes crushed in toward your body.
Neck and back injuries are common in all of the various impacts of a car accident, but a T-bone accident will jar the driver sideways, causing the body to twist unnaturally. The neck is very fragile and can't handle this abuse without severe injury as a result.
Soft tissue damage and internal injuries are also a very real danger, depending on the force of the impact. If the crash happened at high speeds, the weak side panel of your vehicle won't protect your body well from the oncoming vehicle. The car will crush in on your body, and if the hit is hard enough, can cause heavy bruising, torn ligaments and muscles, and even internal bleeding.
Death is also a very real possibility in extreme T-bone car accidents, and if you have lost a loved one as a result of this, you know all too well. Even lower speed accidents in areas like parking lots carry risks for the innocent victim. You may think that a lower speed accident wouldn't yield such injuries, but depending on the vehicles involved, damage and pain can be unbearable. With such injuries, the likelihood of hospitalization, possible surgeries and lengthy rehabilitation may occur. This will put you or your loved ones out of work and necessary daily activities, which can be very detrimental to your life. This is unfair, and you deserve to be compensated for such difficulties.
At Anderson Hemmat our dedicated legal team will strive to pursue compensation on your behalf to include all possible losses you may have incurred, including medical costs, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering. We understand the hardships you may endure while you recover from your injuries and are committed to helping you through the claims process as quickly as possible, for your sake and the sake of your family. Insurance companies will try to get away with giving you less than the compensation you deserve, but we won't let them take advantage of you. Our expert legal team has decades of experience working as side impact car accident lawyers in Denver, and we want to put that experience to work for you. For a free personal injury case evaluation of your accident, schedule an appointment today. We are ready to get to work on your personal injury accident case.
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