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Long Island T-Bone Collision Lawyers

New York T-Bone Collision Lawyer

T-Bone Collision Attorneys Help Accident Victims Secure Compensation In Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Throughout Long Island

T-Bone Collisions, also known as broadside collisions or right-angle collisions, are when the side of a vehicle is impacted by the front or rear end of another vehicle. T-Bone accident severity is dependent upon where exactly the vehicle is struck, the number of occupants, their positions in the vehicle, the safety features of the vehicles, the speed of the vehicles, the vehicle’s weight, and the vehicle’s construction. 

Causes of T-Bone Accidents

Side impact collisions occur for a number of reasons but in the state of New York, it is common for T-Bone accidents to be caused by failure to yield at intersections or negligent driving characteristics such as: 

  • Aggressive and reckless driving
  • Distracted driving like texting and driving, eating, and grooming
  • Driving without adequate sleep or rests
  • Impaired driving under the influence of narcotics or alcohol

These factors can diminish judgment, focus, reaction times, and the ability to decipher unsafe driving conditions and maneuver properly. Failing infrastructure, like fallen-power lines, outages, mechanical failure, and maintenance could be responsible for your t-bone collisions as well. 

It’s important to approach all intersections with caution, especially those experiencing malfunctions, and if you experience an accident it could be in your best interest to speak with a personal injury lawyer adept at the New York Laws that protect your rights a motorist. 

T-Bone Accident Hazards

A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded that T-Bone collisions accounted for 23% of passenger vehicle occupant fatalities. The study also showed that the initial impact at the side of the vehicle accounted for 15% of all fatalities as well as 30% for multi-vehicle crashes

Right-angle collisions can be more deadly because there is more protection at the front and rear of the vehicle than on the sides. The only protection offered in most vehicles on the sides is the thin metal doors and glass on the windows without added framing and reinforcements. Often vehicles in T-Bone collisions are knocked off course into oncoming traffic, guardrails, other vehicles, trees, ditches, telephone poles, lighting fixtures, stoplights, or off the road. 

T-Bone Accident Injuries

T-Bone collisions due to their impact, inability to foresee, and lack of protection could result in one or more of the following injuries:

  • Brain and cerebral injuries
  • Internal bleeding and other injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Lacerations from broken glass
  • Back injuries and injuries to the neck and spinal column
  • Death

Not only are there physical ramifications for a broadside collision but there are emotional traumas as well including:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings
  • Disassociation

Common Damages for T-Bone Accidents

Being involved in a broadside collision will have a tremendous impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. A car accident attorney in the Long Island area may be able to support you in recuperating the following economic and non-economic damages: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Wrongful death
  • Physical therapy
  • Future care and treatment
  • Medication and medical supplies

How to Avoid a T-Bone Collision

New York Department of Motor Vehicles outlined provisions entitled the “right of way” that help to resolve conflict in the event of broadside collisions. The right of way rule states that drivers approaching an intersection must yield to traffic that is in the intersection. It also states that drivers approaching from opposite directions reaching an intersection at the same time, the driver turning left should yield to the driver going straight or making a right turn. A Long Island t-bone collision lawyer can assist you in navigating the litigation of your case if you or someone you love has been injured in a T-Bone Collision.

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