All car accidents are dangerous, but T-bone accidents can be exceptionally so. A T-bone accident occurs when a car plows directly into the side of another vehicle (forming the shape of a T). The impact is direct, and there is no buffer zone – such as the hood and the trunk offer in other kinds of accidents – which means that the injuries caused are often severe. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a T-bone accident, you need the professional legal guidance of an experienced California car accident attorney in your corner.
Typically, the driver who heads directly into the side of another vehicle is to blame for the T-bone accident, but there are exceptions to this rule (for example, when a car that runs a red light appears out of nowhere in an intersection). T-bone accidents are most common to intersections, and frequent causes include the following:
In other words, T-bone accidents are often the result of motorists who do not pay adequate attention to the road ahead and to the traffic all around them.
Distraction plays far too consequential a role in far too many T-bone accidents. When a driver is lost in his or her phone, he or she is not capable of focusing on what’s going on around him or her, which increases the risk that a T-bone accident will happen. Distraction, however, is not the only culprit. Motorists who speed excessively, aggressive drivers, impaired drivers, and drowsy drivers can all cause life-threatening T-bone accidents. The bottom line is that when motorists don’t make driving safely their top priority, dangerous accidents – including T-bone accidents – are often the result.
The impact of a T-bone accident can lead to extensive damages that include all the following categories:
If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a T-bone accident, the resourceful car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Righthand – proudly serving both the San Francisco and the Sacramento areas – are committed to aggressively advocating for your claim’s most beneficial resolution in support of your most complete recovery. Your claim is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your free consultation today.
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