Intersections are busy places with many cars traveling in many different directions. Traffic signals should always be properly timed to control traffic flow through intersections and avoid collisions.
Unfortunately, traffic signals only work if people obey them and all too often, someone ignores a traffic light or stop sign, and a “T-bone” accident – also called a broadside collision – commonly occurs.
A T-bone accident refers to a crash in which one car crashes into the side of another – forming a “T” shape. This type of accident can be particularly dangerous for many reasons and the occupants of the car that gets hit in the side are particularly at risk for severe and life-threatening injuries.
If a driver suddenly T-boned your car, you can face significant losses and a long road to recovery. You should always realize that the Baltimore car accident lawyers at Rice, Murtha & Psoras are here to help.
Please get in touch with us to discuss your legal rights for free today.
The Dangers of a Broadside Collision
The front and back of passenger vehicles have bumpers, crumple zones, and other protections in the event of a crash. However, the side of a car only has a thin door between the occupant and the outside world.
When a car crashes into the side of another vehicle, anyone sitting on that side of the vehicle can be gravely injured.
Motorists who are directly hit in a T-bone accident can suffer external and internal traumatic injuries. Seat belts and airbags often provide little protection in this type of crash, and the resulting injuries can completely change a victim’s life.
Negligent Drivers Who Cause T-Bone Crashes
Most T-bone accidents happen because drivers run a red light or stop sign. If another driver is lawfully passing through an intersection, they will be in the direct path of the driver who recklessly runs the traffic signal, and a T-bone can result.
This accident can also occur when a driver tries to turn left when oncoming traffic is coming too fast and cannot stop in time to avoid a crash.
If another driver caused your T-bone accident and injuries, they should be held fully liable for all your accident-related losses. Such losses can include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages from missing work
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Permanent injuries
Our law firm has many tools to prove liability in T-bone crashes so that our clients can recover the full amount of compensation they deserve after this type of life-changing event.
Consult With a Baltimore T-Bone Accident Attorney for Free Today
Rice, Murtha & Psoras knows how devastating a T-bone crash can be, and we’re here to assist you with the aftermath of your accident. We ensure you can focus on your medical treatment and recovery while we handle the legal process for you.
If you have sustained serious injuries, you should not wait to call (410) 694-7291 or contact us online to discuss your rights for free today.