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Types of Car Accidents - Part 4: Side Impact Crash or T-Bone Accident in New York

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

A T-Bone accident is an accident that occurs when a vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle.  This type of crash is also known as a side impact crash. 

Side impact or T-Bone accidents can be very dangerous because when the vehicle is hit from the side it causes an affect that is very different from a rear end crash or a head on collision.  A side impact accident causes the vehicle to be hit on a point that has very minimal protection.  When a car is hit from the front or the back you have somewhat of a buffer and while being rear ended or in a head on collision is also very dangerous t-bone accidents sometimes put the driver and passengers at a higher risk of severe injury because the only thing blocking them and the other vehicle is the door and in some cases a side air bag. 

In most cases T-bone accidents occur because of the negligence of a driver who is running a stop sign or a red light.  When a street signal or sign is disregarded and a vehicle continues to make its way through an intersection the driver's negligence puts the rest of the vehicles on the road who have the right of way or the green light at risk. 

The injuries that are most commonly caused by T-bone accidents spinal cord injuries, head injuries, broken or fractured bones, severe lacerations and in some cases death. 

The consequences of a t-bone accident can be devastating and can completely change the victim's life and their family's life in a matter of seconds.  Negligence of this sort is inexcusable and the injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr., we want to help you in your side impact injury case.  To speak with Frank J. Dito Jr. Staten Island Injury Lawyer call 800-310-5520 or fill out of contact form and well will set you up with a free consultation to discuss your injury case.

Types of Accidents
Part 1: Drunk Driving Accidents in New York
Part 2: Drowsy Driving Accidents in New York
Part 3: Rear-End Collision Accidents in New York
Part 4: Side Impact Crash / T-bone Accident in New York
Part 5: Speeding Accident in New York
Part 6: Head-on Collision in New York
Part 7: Improper Lane Change Accident in New York
Part 8: Distracted Driving Accident in New York