Manhattan T-Bone Crashes
Side-impact automobile accidents often referred to as T-Bone accidents, can cause some of the most severe injuries to the vehicle occupants in the automobile that is hit on the side. This is especially true if the car hit on the side is not equipped with side impact air-bags that deploy upon contact. Fortunately, many late model cars have side impact safety features, but it is relatively unlikely that they will prevent all injuries in a side impact collision.
Determining Fault in a T-Bone Accident
Many T-Bone accidents occur at intersections in Manhattan, NYC when the front of one vehicle comes into sudden contact with the side of another car. The vehicle that is at fault may be trying to make a left turn at an intersection and attempting to make the turn as the vehicle who has the right of way is approaching the intersection with a yellow light signal. Alternatively, the at-fault vehicle may misjudge their ability to make the left turn safely without colliding with the oncoming car. While the vehicle making the left hand turn is often times the one found to be negligent, New York is a comparative fault state, so determining liability often falls in the gray zone.
T-Bone Accident Passengers
If you are a passenger in a car involved in a T-Bone accident, you may be able to sue both the driver of the car you were in as well as the vehicle that struck you. Engaging a Manhattan car accident attorney familiar with side impact accidents is important so that you are fully protected and receive maximum compensation for your injuries that were in no way your fault as a passenger. Passengers in cars involved in T-bone accidents may suffer broken bones, blunt force trauma, and other serious injuries. They may also miss time from work or lose their job altogether. You need a Manhattan car accident attorney to fight for your legal rights in this situation.
Lawyer Michael Redenburg handles T-bone car accident cases in Manhattan
We have the experience to properly pursue your claim. If you have injuries as a result of T-bone accident, make your appointment with us today. We have a limited amount of time to research the details of your case and file your claim. Let us help you successfully get the money you are entitled to. Contact us at 212-518-2095 or go online.