Have You Been Involved in a T-Bone or Side-impact Collision with a Truck?
When one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle, it is called a side-impact, or T-bone, collision. These accidents can be extremely serious anytime they occur, but when a large commercial truck crashes into the unprotected side of a smaller vehicle such as a car, the results can be devastating. Tractor-trailer trucks are much bigger and heavier than passenger cars, and the faster they are moving, the longer they take to stop. In congested traffic, an out-of-control commercial truck doesn’t just crash into a car or cars – it crashes right through them.
Side-impact collisions typically occur at an intersection or junction. There are several reasons why a truck might hit a car, such as:
- The truck has lost its braking capabilities or suffered some other sort of mechanical failure
- The driver has been distracted
- The driver is fatigued and didn’t notice traffic signals
Passengers or the driver of the car are not as protected from side-impact collisions as they may be in head-on or rear-end collision. The sides of an automobile consist of only a relatively thin metal and perhaps an air bag. Although newer cars are now equipped with side-impact airbags, t-bone collisions can still cause a variety of serious injuries to passengers and drivers, including head and neck injuries, back injuries, internal injuries, burns, and even death.
These serious accidents require the expertise of professionals who know how to put together the components of a strong case. Pursuing claims for any serious injuries and their long-term health complications should be handled by a competent, experienced attorney who knows your legal rights and will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Goldberg & Osborne Can Help Win Your Truck Accident Case
At Goldberg & Osborne, we will diligently fight for the compensation you deserve. We have proven our determination over the past 20 years, winning more than two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) for our clients in personal injury cases.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a side-impact truck accident, call now to get the representation you need. Call for your free, no obligation consultation. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 863-3074 or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE. We can start your case over the phone or through email, so there is no need to come to one of our offices.
The sooner you contact our experienced truck accident attorneys, the stronger your case will be, and the better we’ll be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.