A T-bone accident is also known as a side-impact collision, a broadside collision, or a right-angle collision. T-bone accidents occur when two cars collide at a perpendicular angle — most often, when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another, forming a shape like a letter T. The severity of the injuries suffered in a T-bone accident depends on a number of factors, including the speed and direction of travel of both vehicles, as well as which side of the vehicle a person was on (“near side” vs. “far side”). If you’ve been injured in a T-bone car accident, you may be struggling to manage the tasks of your everyday life, fighting with insurance companies, and juggling doctor’s appointments, medications, and other therapies. But you don’t have to go it alone. An experienced New York car accident lawyer at Zlotolow & Associates, P.C., can take on your fight for compensation, so that you can focus on taking care of yourself.
T-bone accidents are most common at intersections. When two vehicles try to navigate the intersection at the same time, they may collide. Often, a side-impact crash occurs at an intersection because one driver ignored, misread, or simply did not see a red light or a stop sign.
Side-impact accidents are more likely to cause multiple deaths or injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s 2014 “Crash Facts” report. The report also notes that side-impact collisions are more likely to be fatal if the front or rear of one vehicle collided with the left side, or the driver’s side, of the other vehicle.
After a serious car accident, you and your family need an attorney who will fight to win. You deserve an advocate who is committed to pursuing the full compensation you need and deserve — and who won’t settle for a fraction of that amount simply to end the case.
At Zlotolow & Associates, our NYC car accident attorneys have worked for more than two decades to secure maximum compensation for our deserving clients, whether that means standing our ground in insurance company negotiations or establishing a strong case in court. We care about our clients, and our commitment shows in our results.
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