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Who is at Fault at a T-bone Accident?

Vehicle accidents, regardless of who is at fault, can cause property damages as well as severe personal injuries to those involved. T-bone accidents are those accidents in which one vehicle crashes headfirst into another, broadsiding it. Who had the right of way, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light or a stop sign, was speeding or distracted driving involved, or was intoxicated, often determine who is at fault when a T-bone accident occurs.  The driver determined to be at fault is liable to other drivers and passengers for injuries or damages as a result of the accident.

Determining Fault in a T-bone Accident

A T-bone accident may also be referred to as a side-impact collision or a broadside crash and occurs most often at intersections or when drivers are crossing a multi-lane thoroughfare. These accidents can be more severe than other accidents because the impact area has smaller layer of protection. As a result, injuries can be more serious because often drivers and passengers are trapped inside vehicles involved in the collision.

Fault in T-bone accidents is often the result of negligence – either the violation of traffic laws or driving without proper care. Road conditions, vehicle problems, and traffic signals can also be contributing factors.

T-bone accidents can be caused by a variety of issues including speeding, texting while driving, running a red light or stop sign, distracted driving, drunk/impaired driving, making cross traffic left turns, or failure to yield the right of way.

Common Injuries Resulting from T-bone Collisions

Safety features like side curtain airbags and the use of seatbelts can reduce the risk of severe injuries in broadside crashes. But, because of the angle of impact and the speed often involved in T-bone accidents, serious injuries can result.

Among the most common injuries in T-bone collisions include:

  • Facial and brain trauma
  • Head injury
  • Neck injury
  • Back injury
  • Internal injuries

Following an injury in a T-bone collision, your doctor or hospital may order a variety of tests, including X-ray and MRI scans to determine the extent of your injuries. Once your injuries have been identified, your medical team will then develop an effective course of treatment to help you recover. Among the treatments which often follow a T-bone accident are chiropractic care, massage, pain management therapy, physical therapy, and more. Often these treatments and therapies are used together to help alleviate pain and restore you to full strength and function.

Visit County Line Chiropractic

A Doctor of Chiropractic is often a great source of help in recovery because he or she is trained in the treatment of head, neck, and spinal injuries. A chiropractor can diagnose your injury and develop the needed treatment plan for healing and pain relief from injury and inflammation.

Chiropractic adjustments, alignments, and physical therapy work together to restore mobility, flexibility, and strength throughout your body while relieving pain and encouraging complete healing.

Following a T-bone collision, call on the experts at County Line Chiropractic Medical and Rehab to determine the extent of your injury, and develop the ideal treatment plan for your recovery.

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