Otherwise known as side-impact or broadside collisions, T-bone car accidents occur when the front of a vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle, forming a “T” shape. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), researchers estimate these accidents result in the deaths of approximately 8 thousand Americans each year.
T-bone accidents most commonly take place at intersections, where the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle. Some of the most common injuries sustained during a side-collision include:
When it comes to determining liability in broadside collisions, either driver could be at fault. For example, if the driver is texting on their phone and fails to see that driver two missed a stop sign, both drivers could be held liable if a T-bone collision occurs. Perhaps the most important factors in determining liability include:
T-bone accidents can be especially devastating because drivers are often only protected from collisions by a thin door and window. If you or someone you love has suffered injury in a T-bone collision caused by a negligent motorist, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation. Contact Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your case with a New York car accident attorney right away.
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