What is surprising, is the frequency in which side-impact collisions, also called T-bone accidents, occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, T-bone crashes account for 25% of all U.S. car accidents.
These accidents can result in profoundly serious injuries and sometimes even death.
If this has happened to you, our skilled St. Louis personal injury lawyers can help pursue the negligent party who caused your side-impact crash for your complete damages.
T-Bone Accidents Can Lead to Serious Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities in Missouri
T-bone accidents occur when one vehicle strikes another vehicle in the side, forming a “T” shape.
Side impact collisions are incredibly dangerous for the impacted vehicle’s occupants because there is a lot less protection on the sides of vehicles. Unlike a front or rear collision, there is little security between the driver or their passengers than a door.
And if the vehicle is not equipped with side airbags, the injuries can be catastrophic.
Common injuries that occur during T-bone accidents in Missouri can include, but are not limited to:
- Broken Bones, Ribs, and Torso Injuries
- Neck and Spine Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Soft Tissue Damage, including Whiplash
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, most drivers and passengers rarely see a T-bone accident coming, which can leave them severely injured after the crash comes to a halt. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a negligent driver in Missouri, contact our skilled St. Louis car accident attorney today to discuss your case during a free consultation.
What are the Most Common Causes of T-Bone Accidents in Missouri?
The most common cause of a side-impact crash in Missouri is one driver hitting another after running a stop sign or traffic light, when the other vehicle has the right of way.
They also occur in parking lots when drivers are backing out of a parking space, and the other driver does not stop to let them proceed.
Other common causes of T-bone accidents may include:
- Impaired Driving
- Cellphone or Other Electronic Use
- Drivers Taking Their Eyes Off the Road
At The Gogel Law Firm, our experienced personal injury attorneys know that even though it may be obvious who is at fault for T-bone accidents, injuries, and fatalities, our clients will still have to fight for the compensation they are entitled to for their damages.
We can help.