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T-Bone Crashes Among Most Dangerous Multi-Car Accidents

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Harris County car wreck lawyerAbout 40,000 people die every year in car accidents in the United States. Although serious injuries and fatalities can occur after nearly any type of car accident, side-impact car accidents (also known as “T-bone” accidents) are consistently the most dangerous of all multi-vehicle accidents after head-on crashes. This is particularly true when a passenger car is involved with a vehicle that is even marginally bigger, such as an SUV.

If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a side-impact car crash in Texas because of the negligence of another driver, meet with an experienced Texas personal injury attorney to learn about your legal options. 

Common T-Bone Car Crash Injuries

More than 25 percent of all car crash deaths result from side-impact collisions. Although cars are designed to have crush points that protect the driver upon impact, the force and direction of T-bone car crashes tend to crush the exterior of the impacted vehicle so severely that the driver and other passengers are seriously injured or killed, even on the opposite side of the car. 

Common injuries from T-bone car crashes include, but are not limited to: 

  • Wrongful death
  • Head, neck, and back injuries, including spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal injuries 
  • Broken bones 
  • Cuts, bruises, and abrasions

The larger the vehicles are and the faster they are traveling, the more likely serious or fatal injuries become. Passengers may become trapped in a vehicle and require emergency assistance to extricate them, compounding existing injuries. Vehicles may also roll over after side-impact collisions, especially taller vehicles like SUVs, which can cause further injuries as well. 

Who is Responsible for Causing a T-Bone Car Crash? 

The specific conditions of a case will determine which driver was responsible. Since most side-impact collisions are caused by a driver failing to yield to traffic signs or red lights, the at-fault driver could be the one who hit the other car or the one who was struck. A car crash injury attorney can do the hard work of gathering evidence to prove you were not at fault, using phone records, intersection recordings, dashcam videos, and more. 

Injured in a T-Bone Accident? Schedule a Free Consultation with a Houston Car Accident Lawyer

The recovery process from a serious accident can take up everything you have. If you need help conducting an investigation to prove liability in a car accident injury case, get help from the Harris County car accident injury attorneys with Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec. We offer free, no-pressure consultations so you can meet our team and find out more about how we can serve you. Call 281-643-2000 today. 

 

Source: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217542/

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