A t-bone collision can also be known as a side impact or broadside collision. T-bone collisions occur when the side of one or more vehicles is impacted. These crashes are known to take place at intersections, in parking lots, and when two vehicles pass on a multi-lane roadway.
A side impact collision can have serious consequences for those involved. T-bone collisions have been known to cause head and spinal injuries, whiplash, broken bones and they can even be fatal. According to recent statistics from the Alberta Government, approximately 27 percent of injury collisions would be considered a t-bone or side impact collision. As experienced car accident injury attorneys, we’ve represented a number of t-bone collision cases and seen many different injury and compensation outcomes.
Who is at Fault for a T-bone Car Accident?
In most cases, a vehicle making a left turn must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. If the turning vehicle is hit by an approaching vehicle, the driver of the turning vehicle would be at fault. There are some exceptions to this circumstance however, if excessive speed, impaired driving or brake failure occurs liability may not be immediately clear.
Oftentimes, insurance companies may make efforts to settle a claim quickly, before you’ve had a chance to seek representation. In the event of a t-bone collision, we recommend reaching out to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced accident attorney can help you analyze the evidence in a side impact crash and build your case to ensure you’re defended fairly and receive the compensation you’re entitled to.
Common Causes Of T-bone Or Side Impact Collisions
- Running through a red light or a stop sign
- Drivers being distracted by their phone or by passengers
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Bad weather or reduced visibility
- Impaired driving
“It’s not always immediately clear who should be held accountable in a t-bone crash, especially if there are special circumstances. At Tarrabain law we’ve represented clients in a number of t-bone collisions and we are here to help you reach a fair settlement in your case,” says Founder of Tarrabain Law, Senia Tarrabain.