Car accidents are an unfortunate everyday occurrence and side-impact collisions, also known as t-bone collisions, are just one of the many types of motor vehicle collisions you may be involved in.
A side-impact collision occurs when a vehicle is struck by the front or rear of another vehicle forming a T. Side-impact collisions may also occur at an angle which is why they are sometimes referred to as right-angle collisions. In 2010 Service Canada reported that more than 120,000 drivers and passengers were injured in a car crash and more than 2,000 crashes were fatal.
If you or any of your loved ones has been involved in a side-impact collision the victim may be entitled to legal compensation covering lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and more.
The knowledgeable lawyers at Greg Monforton and Partners can assist you throughout the entire litigation process and are dedicated to protecting your rights.
To find out more about your legal options, fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form to your right.
Side-Impact Collision Causes
T-bone collisions are more likely to happen in an intersection as a result of a driver failing to obey traffic signs or signals, or due to a driver failing to yield the right of way. Still, there are many other reasons why side-impact crashes may occur including:
- Negligent Driver
- Distracted Drivers
- Failure to stop at a stop sign
- Bad weather conditions
- ..and more.
An additional accident scenario of a side-impact collision can occur in hit and run type accidents. In many cases, these types of crashes involve the at fault driver impacting the side of another vehicle and then driving off without stopping at the scene of the accident.
Potential Side-Impact Collision Injuries
Motor vehicle traffic collisions are the 2nd highest reason for injury-related hospitalizations in Canada. Side-impact collisions are one of the deadliest types of accidents because the driver and passengers have a higher chance of getting hit by the oncoming vehicle. Most vehicles are created to withstand collisions in the front or the rear of the vehicle and only recently have more automakers begun including side airbags in their models.
Drivers and passengers involved in a side-impact collision could suffer from the following injuries:
- Bone Fractures
- Spinal Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- ..and Death
The lack of protection on the side of a car means that some accident injuries may be more serious than they immediately seem. It is essential that anyone who has been involved in this type of accident seek medical assistance to treat their injuries.
Contact an Ontario Auto Accident Lawyer
If you or anyone you know has suffered from an injury during a side-impact collision, legal counsel may be able to help them receive the justice they deserve.
For more than 30 years Greg Monforton and Partners have opened their doors to clients with auto collision and personal injury claims. Each of our lawyers is dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims and we are ready to work for you.
Our main office is located in Windsor, Ontario but we are also pleased to serve clients in the following areas:
- Devonshire Heights
- South Cameron
- South Walkerville
- and further cities and towns
You can also contact us online by filling out the FREE CASE REVIEW FORM at the top right hand corner of this page and your case will be viewed by one of our lawyers immediately.