Side Impact Collisions

side impact collisions

One of the most common, and injury inducing, car accidents one can be involved in is a side impact accident. They are also commonly referred to as T-Bone accidents or right angle collisions. Intersections are where these accidents occur mostly and they are caused by running a red light, distracted driving, driving, etc. In these types of accidents the front end of the oncoming vehicle smashes into the door or side panel of another forming a ‘T’, hence the name T-Bone. Depending upon the specific facts and severity of the collision, injuries from side impact accidents can range from relatively minor/moderate to fatal. If you or someone you care for has been injured in a T-Bone accident contact a skilled Maryland Side Impact Collision Attorney. Annapolis injury attorney Susan R. Green has many years experience handling side impact collisions throughout Maryland. Ms. Green offers free consultations to those injured in the Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC areas. She also charges no fee unless she recovers for you and your loved ones.

Causes of T-Bone Accidents

Careless driving, reckless driving or hurried driving practices are common culprits in Newport Beach side impact accidents. It is not uncommon for the responsible party to not be paying attention to the road at the time of the accident. Some common causes are running a red light, not stopping at a stop sign, texting while driving and internet browsing while driving.

Driving under the influence and overall negligent or inattentive driving are also frequent causes of side impact collisions.

Injuries Possibly Caused By Side Impact Collisions

In a T-Bone accident there can be several types of injuries that differ from other types of auto accidents. In a right angle accident a driver or passenger is likely to experience varying degrees of head, neck, shoulder & spinal cord injuries. T-Bone accidents can also cause injuries to the lower extremities, particularly the knee joints and its surrounding structures. This is due to the angle of the impact compared to a head on collision or rear end collision. Also, more severe injuries can occur at lower speeds in these types of accidents due to how a car is designed to crumple in the event of an accident. Also, air bag deployment technology differs slightly in a
side impact crash opposed to head-on or rear end crashes. This can effect the severity of an injury as well.

Contact A Skilled Baltimore Auto Accident Lawyer

Ellicott City Car Accident Lawyer Susan R. Green feels that negligent or inattentive drivers should be held accountable for their actions. If you or someone you know has been injured in a Maryland car accident please call or email Ms. Green for a free consultation

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