T-bone car accidents are notorious for causing severe injuries. Why does this particular type of car accident cause injuries that are so traumatic? The answer is twofold, and it is devastating:
- T-bone accidents usually occur at high speeds because they usually happen when one car is trying to beat a red light at an intersection.
- The angle of many T-bone car accidents directly impacts passengers in the other car.
T-bone accidents leave little between the passenger and the significant force of the at-fault driver’s car. If the imagery this description evokes is disturbing, it’s for the best—no one should ever have to experience such an accident.
Unfortunately, many people do, and they suffer the consequences—financially as well as physically—for years to come. Some suffer for the rest of their lives.
Common Injuries After T-Bone Car Accidents
Due to the severity of these accidents, it’s important to know what types of injuries to look out for should you ever experience one. While some severe injuries are easy to identify, some may only appear days or weeks after the accident. Here are some of the most common.
Traumatic brain injuries are a common effect of car accidents, especially T-bone car accidents in which the head strikes the window or the side of the car.
Because of the serious nature of all head injuries, if you suspect that you have suffered head trauma, it is critical to seek medical care directly after the accident.
Depending on where the at-fault driver strikes your car, you could also suffer chest trauma in a side impact accident. In fact, car accidents are one of the leading causes of chest-related injuries.
In some cases, you may only suffer soft tissue damage. In others, you may also suffer broken ribs, which can be excruciatingly painful, not to mention dangerous if a broken rib punctures an organ.
Speaking of broken bones, your ribs aren’t the only bones susceptible to breaking during a side impact car accident. Your skull, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and spine are also at risk.
Spinal Cord Injuries
If you suffer a broken spine, you may also be at risk for a spinal cord injury. Needless to say, injuries to the spinal cord can drastically affect your quality of life and future earning potential if they lead to paralysis or loss of function.
To get the compensation you need for permanent injuries, you need the help of an attorney who not only has experience with personal injury and insurance litigation, but also knows what it means to win a case.
Serious T-Bone Car Accidents Require Serious Legal Help
Have you or someone you love been in a T-bone accident? If so, do not hesitate to get the legal help you need to recover damages so you can afford medical care. Get in touch with the expert attorneys at RRBH Law today to discuss your case and start your recovery process.