When drivers act negligently, carelessly, or recklessly, car accidents are the result. One of the most devastating types of car accidents that can happen is a T-bone/side-impact collision, which occurs when the front-end of one car slams into the side of another, forming a ‘T’-like shape. T-bone/side-impact collisions are most common at intersections and are often the result of distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, or failing to yield.
At the office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Los Angeles car accident attorneys can help you to navigate the claims process if you’ve been hurt. Here are a few things that you should know about T-bone/side-impact car accident injuries–
Injuries Could Be Serious
The first thing that you should know about being involved in a T-bone or side-impact collision is that the potential for serious injuries is high. These types of accidents often involve vehicles traveling at high speeds and often impact drivers at devastating angles – the front of the vehicle or the driver’s or passenger’s side of the vehicle. Injuries that could occur might include:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Facial injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Bone fracture injuries;
- Loss of (use of) limb injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries; and
- Psychological injuries.
These injuries are painful and debilitating and could affect a person long-term.
You Should Seek Medical Care
One of the most important things you should know about being in a T-bone accident is that you need to seek medical care after the crash, even if you don’t think that you’re seriously injured and even if you don’t have good healthcare. If you don’t seek medical care, you are putting your health in jeopardy. What’s more, failing to seek medical care could severely impact your right to collect damages, as an insurer will wonder why you are claiming damages if you didn’t seek care to begin with.
You Deserve to Be Compensated
If you are injured in a T-bone accident in Los Angeles or surrounding areas and the accident was caused by the negligence of the other driver involved (or another party), you deserve to be compensated for the full value of your losses. At the office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, we will build your claim and work hard to get you compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage costs, and noneconomic damages, too. However, the process begins with you taking action as soon as possible after the crash by reporting the crash to the police and your insurer, seeking medical care, and then calling a lawyer.
Our Lawyers Are Here to Help
We know that being involved in a T-bone/side-impact car accident can be a terrifying experience, as well as one that leaves you with serious injuries and long-term harm. While you may feel alone and hopeless right now, our team wants you to know that we are here for you. When you call our Los Angeles car accident lawyers, we will start working on your case immediately.
Our team offers free consultations and is ready to start working on your case today. To learn more about how we can be of service and how to get started, please send us a message or call our legal team directly.