T-BONE Accidents

At Lebson Tangredi PLLC we have handled thousands of motor vehicle accidents including “T- Bone” crashes.

  • T-Bone crashes occur when the front of one car smashes into the side of another car.  These accidents are called “T-Bone” crashes because of the “T” shape created by the cars at the point of impact.
  • T-Bone crashes are also known as “broadside” or “side impact” crashes.
  • T-Bone crashes are usually caused by one car negligently going through a red light or stop sign, or negligently making a left turn into oncoming traffic causing a broadside collision with another vehicle.

Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign or negligently making a left turn into oncoming traffic are all violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.  A driver who fails to stop at a stop sign, red light, or negligently makes a left-hand turn causing an accident is proof of negligence.  

The injuries suffered in T-Bone crashes can be more severe than “head on” or “rear end” accidents because the occupants of the car are sitting next to the door where the impact occurred and have less of a “crumple zone”.

Victims of T-bone crashes are violently thrown from side to side greatly increasing the risk of spinal cord injuries, including paralysis and herniated discs, due to the rotational force of the crash.

It is important that you have proper representation BEFORE you speak with an insurance company from the car that struck you.