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Staten Island Side Impact Crash: Common Injuries from T-Bone Car Accident

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

A side impact car accident, or also commonly known as a T-bone car accident, occurs when a car is hit by another car on the side similar to the appearance of a "T". Side impact car accidents can occur to the front passenger side, back passenger side, front driver side, or back driver side. 

Some common injuries from a side impact car accident are:

  • Leg -  causing lacerations and broken or crushed bones in the leg.
  • Hip -   causing a broken hip, displaced hip or crushed hip.
  • Rib -   may result in broken ribs or crushed ribs
  • Arm - can result in a broken arm, severe lacerations on the arm, or even a severed arm.
  • Shoulder - include shoulder muscle tears, a dislocated shoulder, broken shoulder bones, a crushed shoulder or severe lacerations to the shoulder.
  • Back - from a sprained back to a broken back to a pinched nerve in the back or a slipped disc.
  • Neck - injuries such as whiplash, a strained neck, sprained neck, or broken neck.
  • Ear -   causing tinnitus (ringing in the ears), loss of hearing or distortion of sounds which may be caused by a cochlear concussion. Depending on the severity of the impact from the crash and the airbag deploying it may cause permanent ear injuries.
  • Head - A head injury can occur for many reasons in a side impact car accident such as because of direct impact with the side door glass, an airbag abruptly deploying and hitting your head or from the impacting car causing the door to crush and hit your head.

All of the above listed injuries are serious injuries and may allow you to be entitled to compensation through the at-fault driver's insurance company. For additional information on side impact car accidents in Staten Island contact Frank J. Dito Jr. to discuss compensation amounts and your rights as an injured driver or passenger in New York. Call 718-701-2776 for a free consultation.