T-Bone & Rear End Accidents

T-Bone Accidents

A t-bone accident occurs when an automobile crashes into another moving vehicle at a perpendicular angle; this type of accident is also known as a broadside accident and falls under the heading of a side-impact collision (which also includes angled-impact crashes).

In 2005, side-impact or t-bone accidents represented 28.9% of all U.S. auto accidents and 20.9% of auto accident fatalities. Vehicle occupants on the side of the car that absorbs the impact are likely to be more severely injured than they would otherwise be in a front- or rear-side auto accident. Because t-bone accidents are often caused by failure to yield or follow road signs, the driver at fault may be considered negligent by a court of law.

Rear End Accidents

A rear-end accident occurs when a moving or non-moving vehicle is hit from behind by another moving vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number one cause of rear-end collisions is driver inattention or negligence. Within the past two decades, rear-end accidents have accounted for 25% of police-reported auto accidents and 5% of auto accident fatalities. Rear-end accidents commonly cause back injuries and whiplash injuries to drivers and passengers.

If you have received an injury as a result of a t-bone or rear-end vehicle accident, you’ll need a dedicated and caring team to help you recover by providing legal and personal support. Contact our offices to receive free auto accident advice. Gross & Telisman will be by your side each step of the way as we build a case against the responsible party with the aim of getting you back on track to emotional, physical and financial wellness.