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Side-Impact and T-Bone Collisions

All of us know that cars are dangerous. Car accidents are a routine part of life, be it through television, books, movies, or the stories of others. But, although we are all well aware of the prevalence of car accidents, and most of us have at one point or another been stuck in a snarl of traffic that has at its source the burnt out hulls of several cars or a flipped tractor-trailer, seldom do we believe it possible that we ourselves might be one of the people involved in a crash of such proportions. When it does transpire that such an event interrupts the flow of our lives, it frequently sends shockwaves throughout our entire existence.

Some of the most common sorts of car accidents that people suffer from are side impact collisions or T-bone crashes. These terms denote a crash that results from one car crashing directly into the side of another. The deadly force from these crashes comes from the brunt of the crash’s force being taken by a driver-side or passenger-side door, meaning that there is not much to protect the driver or passenger from the crushing impact.

Side-impact and T-bone crashes can happen anywhere, but most often they take place at intersections. The reasons why they occur are similarly numerous, and a few of the most common causes are things such as:

  • Failure to use turn signals or improper use of turn signals
  • Failure to obey traffic signs or stop lights
  • Excessive speed
  • Distracted driving due to cell phone use
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Improper observation of the other cars on the road

There is a good chance that you have come to this page because you yourself, or perhaps someone close to you, was involved in side-impact or T-bone crash. If this is the case, let us first offer you or deepest condolences and sympathies. For numerous years, the Mac Dowell Law Group has operated as a personal injury law group within Fairfax County, and this has led us into contact with countless people in situations similar to yours. We understand the chaos into which such incidents can throw even the most stable seeming of lives. For more information on how you can begin the process of receiving the maximum possible compensation in a side-impact or T-bone collision call us at (703) 277-2811. You can also use the secure form on this page to send us an email and begin the conversation about recovery today.

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