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T-Bone Accidents: Getting Medical Care and Obtaining Compensation

Motion blur and waiting vehicles at a busy and large crossroad junction. Photographed from above.

New Hampshire car accident lawyers discuss side-impact crashes.

A T-bone accident is often a serious type of motor vehicle crash. In other types of car accidents, drivers and passengers are often protected by several feet of steel, a bumper, an engine, a trunk, and seats when another automobile strikes their car. However, if your vehicle gets hit from the side, all that stands between you and the other vehicle is a door, a window, and the passenger seat, depending on which side of your car is hit.

That's why when side-impact collisions occur, drivers and passengers often sustain serious injuries, including broken bones, concussions, and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). At Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A., our car accident lawyers know how devastating a T-bone collision can be for a victim and their loved ones. If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, contact us today to review your potential options for compensation.

What is a T-bone accident?

As the name suggests, a T-bone accident involves one vehicle hitting the side of another vehicle and forming a "T" shape. Sometimes referred to as broadside accidents, right-angle crashes, or side-impact collisions, T-bone accidents often occur at four-way intersections. However, a T-bone accident can occur at any location and involve any type of motor vehicle (cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, semi-trucks, etc.). For example, a driver pulling out of a driveway or parking lot can be T-boned by a vehicle already on the road.

A lot of T-bone accidents occur due to driver negligence, such as:

  • Running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Drowsy driving.
  • Distracted driving.
  • Texting and driving.
  • Speeding.

Determining who is at fault in a T-bone accident might sound straightforward. But the reality is such accidents often become complicated legal cases. That's because the at-fault driver often denies doing anything wrong or tries to blame the victim for causing the collision. This is why it's essential to have an experienced car accident attorney on your side, looking out for your best interests and finding the facts that matter to your case.

Medical care for broadside accidents

Depending on the severity of your injuries and what type of injuries you sustained in the collision, you may require:

  • Emergency surgery, especially for organ damage, internal bleeding, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, or brain injuries.
  • Overnight observation in a hospital.
  • Physical therapy, especially if you have trouble walking or performing other physical tasks as a result of your injuries.
  • Follow-up doctors' appointments to carefully monitor your progress and properly document your injuries.

Put your trust in a law firm that's recovered millions for New Hampshire's injured.

Because there's often a lot at stake after a T-bone accident, it's common for insurance companies to delay, dispute, and deny injury claims. This is why you need a personal injury attorney on your side, protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation you rightfully deserve.

The experienced New Hampshire car accident lawyers at Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A. know how to deal with insurance companies and advocate for the compensation our clients are entitled to under the law. We know the games some insurance adjusters play and how to counter them. And we know what it takes to win in New Hampshire. Discover what our law firm can do for you. If you were injured in an accident, contact us for a free consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Dover and Portsmouth, NH.

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