One of the most common types of car accidents that are seen on the Toronto roads is T-bone accidents. Continue reading to learn what a T-bone accident entails, how it might occur, and how an experienced Toronto car accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help you in this unfortunate event.
What is a T-bone accident and in what ways do they commonly occur?
First of all, a T-bone accident is one in which one car crashes into the side of another. Evidently, it gets its name because the cars involved usually end up in a “T” shape. It is worth mentioning that this type of car accident is also commonly referred to as a side-impact accident or a right-angle accident. Without further ado, you may find yourself involved in a T-bone accident due to any of the following circumstances:
- The other driver may have misjudged your actions when turning at an intersection.
- The other driver may have misjudged the gap in traveling traffic when turning at an intersection.
- The other driver may have had an obstructed view when passing through an intersection.
- The other driver may have ignored traffic lights and signs when passing through an intersection.
- The driver may have been driving aggressively, distractedly, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drowsy or fatigued, etc.
As you may likely conclude, the common denominator for this type of accident is the negligence of the driver who hit the side of your car.
What kinds of injuries and damages might I incur from this type of accident?
In the aftermath of your T-bone accident, the extent of your bodily injury may be dependent on the speed at which the other car was driving; the other car’s size compared to yours; and whether it hit you from the driver’s side or the passenger’s side. But, unfortunately, it is more than likely that you may incur a culmination of the following injuries:
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises to the skin.
- Sprained, fractured, or broken bones.
- A neck injury, such as whiplash.
- A back injury, such as a herniated disc.
- A head injury, which may be as minor as a concussion or as serious as a traumatic brain injury.
- Chest trauma, which may be as severe as a punctured or bruised lung or possibly even internal organ damage.
So if you are suffering from any of the aforementioned injuries, then you must consider taking legal action against the negligent driver. This may just be the only way to receive the financial compensation that you require to reach a full recovery. When it comes to your personal injury case proceedings, we strongly believe that legal representation from a skilled Toronto auto accident lawyer is the best fit for you. Please contact Merricks Law Group, P.A. as soon as you can.