What You Should Know About T-Bone Car Accidents By Attorney Tom Foley III on August 17, 2021

T-bone car accidentT-bone accidents can happen at any time. When they do, they can cause serious, life changing injuries. A car accident lawyer can help accident victims recover compensation for their injuries and other damages. 

Helping those involved in T-bone car accidents throughout Scranton, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Northeastern Pennsylvania, Foley Law Firm can represent you in your time of need.

What Is a T-Bone Car Accident?

A T-bone accident refers to a car crash in which the front of a vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. This type of collision is called a T-bone because the vehicles form the shape of a “T.”  

Also called broadside collisions, T-bone accidents usually occur at intersections. Often, one driver fails to stop at a red light or stop sign while another driver crosses the intersection. 

T-bone accidents can also happen when a driver makes a poorly timed left turn on a green yield signal. 

Causes of T-Bone Car Accidents

T-bone accidents can happen at any time and anywhere that traffic crosses. There are several possible causes of T-bone accidents. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Speeding: Speeding drivers can cause T-bone accidents by driving too fast to stop in time for a red light or stop sign. 
  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents, including T-bone accidents. Distracted driving occurs any time a person takes their attention off of driving. This can include texting, talking to passengers, eating, changing the radio, or any other activity that diverts attention.  
  • Driving under the influence: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol impacts judgment and motor skills, which can result in T-bone accidents.
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign or red light: Failure to stop at a stop sign or red light for any reason can result in a T-bone accident.
  • Trying to beat the light: Drivers who try to beat a yellow light before it turns red may end up causing a T-bone accident if they cross the intersection when the light is red. 
  • Poor judgement when turning left: Driver error when turning left can cause a T-bone accident. When a driver turns left on a yield in front of an oncoming vehicle, it can result in a T-bone accident. 

Possible Injuries from T-Bone Car Accidents

T-bone accidents can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Many injuries can impact quality of life and lead to months or years of rehabilitation. Some possible injuries from T-bone accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Injuries to the internal organs

Seek Compensation for Damages

T-bone accidents can result in serious injuries and high costs for accident victims. A car accident attorney can help recover compensation for injuries and related damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future wages
  • Pain and suffering

Our Attorneys Can Help

If you have been injured in a T-bone accident and would like to find out how our attorneys can help you, call (570) 342-8194 to schedule a consultation

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