T-bone auto accidents are among the most dangerous and potentially injurious of all auto accidents. On the crowded highways, freeways, and other roadways of Orange County, t-bone accidents can be particularly harmful, not only to the occupants of the vehicle struck by another vehicle, but to the motorcyclists and occupants of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles surrounding the site of the crash. Tragically, more than half of all auto fatalities occur in t-bone accidents, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).
Experienced, aggressive personal injury attorney Sean M. Burke has dedicated his career to protecting and asserting the rights of injured victims and their families. If you or a member of your family has been injured in a t-bone accident caused by another driver’s negligence, or if you have tragically lost a family member in such an accident, our skilled auto accident lawyer has the resources and talent to present the strongest case possible on your behalf. He will fight for your right to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses and expenses.
What Is a T-bone Accident?
T-bone accidents, also called side-impact or broadside collisions, refer to accidents in which the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle, resulting in a “T” shape. The occupants of the car struck from the side are particularly vulnerable to injury as many cars do not provide adequate protection on the sides of the car. This is especially true of older cars that were manufactured before the advent of side-impact airbags.
Causes of T-bone Accidents
Throughout his career, auto accident lawyer Sean M. Burke has successfully handled litigation arising from t-bone accidents caused by another driver’s:
- Failure to stop at a red light or a stop sign
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Operation of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to yield the right of way when necessary, such as at an intersection
- Failure to make a safe left turn
- Inability to control his or her vehicle due to defective brakes or another defective automotive part
Although modern cars, trucks, and other automotive vehicles tend to offer superior side protection compared to their older counterparts, the occupants of a vehicle involved in the t-bone accident are at extremely high risk of being seriously injured. Among the more common injuries suffered by those who survive t-bone accidents are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), neck and spine injuries, pelvic and skull fractures, paralysis, and wrongful death.
Why Hire Sean M. Burke
Personal injury attorney Sean M. Burke is highly skilled at collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and using expert testimony to show that the victims of t-bone accidents had the right of way when they were stricken by another driver’s vehicle. He is able to prove that the other driver acted negligently and obtain the full measure of damages to which his clients are entitled.
For further information about t-bone accidents or to arrange an evaluation of your case, please contact the Law Offices of Sean M. Burke today.