Sacramento T-Bone Car Accidents

When you are hurt in a car accident, you may have difficulties recovering from your injuries. This can be especially true of T-bone accidents, particularly when you are struck on the side of the car. In these cases, you may have fewer protections between you and the vehicle that crashed into you.

Unfortunately, T-bone accidents can happen at any time, and they can leave you seriously injured. In fact, you may be currently struggling to overcome the injuries you have suffered. Here is what you can expect and how you can take action following a T-bone car accident.

How Do T-Bone Car Accidents Happen?

T-bone accidents happen when one vehicle strikes the other in the side. These often occur at intersections, like traffic lights and stop signs. If one driver fails to see the intersection, they may try to drive through it and strike another driver.

Unfortunately, these accidents can be deadly, especially when struck in a passenger car by an SUV. In one study published in the National Library of Medicine, it was found that passenger car drivers were much more likely to be killed compared to SUV drivers in side-impact collisions. In fact, no matter which car was involved (either the vehicle struck or the vehicle doing the striking), passenger car drivers were still more likely to be killed in these accidents.

Frequently, accidents like these can happen due to distracted driving. If a driver is not focused on the road, they may miss warning signs for the intersection. Other common causes include obscured signs and car part defects, such as brake failure.

You May Have Devastating Injuries in a T-Bone Accident

T-bone accidents can leave you with severe injuries. Depending on the speed of the crash, these injuries can potentially be deadly, and you may have lost a loved one rather than having experienced the accident. Below are a few of the dangerous injuries that may happen in a T-bone accident:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Whiplash

Unfortunately, these injuries can have devastating consequences. For example, if you have suffered from a brain injury, you may face cognitive impacts that can affect your quality of life for the foreseeable future. Because of this, accidents with long-term injuries may have exceptionally high value because they must compensate for the ongoing damage incurred.

Compensation Is Available for Car Accident Victims

When pursuing compensation for a T-bone accident, you may be unsure what your claim is worth. Calculating the damages you have suffered is vital because if you do not know what your claim is worth, you may accept a low-ball settlement offer. T-bone accident victims may have opportunities through a personal injury claim to get one or more of the following types of damages covered.

Economic Damages

When you are injured in a T-bone accident, you may face severe financial losses. Those losses should be calculated and may include any financial suffering, including medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Keep in mind that you may also be due compensation for your future losses.

Non-Economic Damages

Your economic damages are not your only losses. You may be experiencing pain and suffering, which is intangible but still should be included as part of your settlement under California Code Section 1431.2.

You May Have Grounds for a Lawsuit

As you navigate the aftermath of a T-bone accident, you may need compensation for your recovery. Fortunately, if someone else caused your accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. That car accident lawsuit could help you get the compensation you need to recuperate.

At Rosenthal Law, we offer specific, personalized answers to your questions about a T-bone accident. We also offer free consultations so you know what to expect throughout the claims process. When you are ready to take action, call or fill out our online contact form.