Side Impact Crashes Present Many Severe Risks for Georgia Drivers and Passengers
While vehicle safety has improved greatly over the past decade, side-impact collisions still present significant risks. Unlike the front and rear of a vehicle, the side of a vehicle does not have a crumple zone to absorb the force of a crash; and, even though most modern vehicles have side curtain airbags, these airbags are not enough to protect vehicle occupants on their own. As a result, all of the following are common injuries in T-bone and other side impact collisions:
- Back and neck injuries (including spinal cord injuries (SCI))
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Cuts from broken glass and debris
- Internal bleeding
- Joint injuries
- Loss of digits and limbs
- Nerve and tissue damage
- Organ damage, organ failure and loss of bodily functions
Recovering Your Losses from a T-Bone Accident in Georgia
In the case of a T-bone accident, it will usually be fairly obvious which driver was at fault. There is almost no excuse for hitting the side of another vehicle head-on. With that said, proving your right to just compensation can still prove challenging. The other driver’s insurance company will try to deny liability by all means available, and it may even try to blame you for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Fortunately, there are several options for proving liability in the case of a T-bone or other side-impact accident. For example, since many of these accidents happen at intersections, many of them are recorded. If a traffic camera or security camera captured footage of your accident, our lawyers can subpoena the footage in order to prove your right to damages.
Eyewitness testimony is often key evidence in side-impact accident cases as well, and evidence of an intersection’s traffic pattern can help establish who had the right of way at the time of a crash. The specific location and the extent of the damage to each vehicle can also serve as evidence in your car accident case, and our Atlant T-bone accident lawyers can seek to obtain receipts, cell phone records and any other available evidence to prove that the other driver was to blame.