The risk of injury in T-bone and side-impact collisions is higher than many other types of car accidents.
Side-impact collisions — also known as T-bone accidents — occur when the front of a vehicle collides with the side of another. T-bone accidents can cause significant damage to vehicles, and they often result in severe injuries to car drivers and their passengers. Speak to an experienced Sacramento-area T-bone car accident attorney today if you or a loved one was seriously injured in a side-impact collision in California.
Injuries From T-Bone Car Accidents
The risk of injury in T-bone and side-impact collisions is higher than many other types of car accidents. One or both cars are typically traveling at a high speed, causing the impacted car to spin or rollover, strike other cars, or strike objects or even nearby pedestrians. Occupants of the impacted car often suffer serious injuries from the side of their car being crushed into them, the car rolling over or subsequent collisions with other cars on the road.
This type of accident often occurs as a result of a driver running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign. This generally happens because the reckless driver is impatient or not paying attention. It may also be the result of a drunk driver.
Common Causes of T-Bone Collisions
Car accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes of T-bone accidents include:
- Driving too fast for traffic conditions
- Making a left turn
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Attempting a yellow light
- Pulling out of a parking lot
- Inadequate or improper braking distance
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Failure to signal
Contact a Sacramento Car Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver, contact The Law Offices of Zappettini and Bradley at 916-457-5022. We have represented car accident injury victims for more than 25 years. We will carefully listen to your situation and immediately begin investigating your claim. We will analyze police reports, medical records and utilize crash reconstruction experts to put forth a strong case aimed at maximizing your compensation. You will not pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.