A t-bone collision is a type of car accident that is unfortunately common in Fort Lauderdale. They typically take place when a driver ignores a traffic light, stop sign, or yield and proceeds across a road where there is oncoming traffic. Depending on the speed of both cars, the layout of the intersection and many other factors, there are multiple possibilities of which car will strike the other, and the types of injuries that will be sustained. As a result, there are a lot of different pieces of information that we will need to identify and record in order to prove that the other driver was at fault, and responsible for the financial impact that the accident has had on you and your life.
Read more below about t-bone collisions, how the team at Friedland & Associates can help you starting today, and some of the injuries that commonly plague victims of these types of accidents. We offer a free initial consultation where you can speak directly with an experienced legal professional about all of the impacts that this situation has had, as well as learn about how we have helped clients in similar situations as your own in the past, and how we can help you moving forward.
Common Injuries Resulting From a T-Bone Collision
Like any other accident, there is no way of predicting the injuries that will be sustained in a t-bone crash. Each accident is different, and there are many different variables that lead to the final results of the collision. However, there are some common injuries that we represent in these situations:
Whiplash is an extremely common injury in a car accident. It is caused by the rapid jerk that a head makes in a crash, making a movement that resembles an “S” while snapping the head down and back. During this motion, the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and disks are rapidly compressed and stretched again, leading to tearing, rupturing, inflammation, and other injuries. The result is an extremely stiff neck, headaches, body pain, stiffness, and more.
In some cases, a victim may not immediately realize that they have suffered from whiplash because it may take some time for the muscles to tighten and seize. This is one reason why it is extremely important to see a doctor immediately to have any possible injuries examined and treated.
Bone fractures or breaks are very common during an impact and can come from hitting the walls, dashboard, or ceiling of the vehicle, among other things. In some instances, people can suffer from cracked or broken ribs from their seatbelt, which likely saved them from even worse injury, but has left them with some painful issues to work through nonetheless.
Adrenaline does a very effective job of masking the pain of a fracture, meaning that if it is a hairline fracture or something that is not visually noticeable, a victim may not initially realize it during the excitement and stress of the crash and the accident scene. The moment you suspect that you have been injured, you must see a doctor.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild concussions to permanent brain damage and even death depending on a variety of factors. Concussions are the most common TBI, and can range from mild to severe symptoms that can include things like loss of consciousness, memory issues, confusion, headaches, trouble sleeping, “brain fog,” and more.
Concussions are sometimes ignored or played down by the victim because they are not visible injuries, but they should always be taken extremely seriously and treated by a doctor. A concussion may be one part of a larger TBI that can have serious consequences if left untreated.
Contact Us Now
Contact Friedland & Associates as soon as you are able to, and let us take the stress of dealing with insurance claims off of your hands. While we are working to fight for the money that you deserve, you will be able to take this time to focus on recovery and getting your life back on track. We will handle all negotiations with the insurance company to ensure that you are fairly compensated for everything that you are entitled to, and if not, will seek the full amount in a civil lawsuit through the Florida courts.