T-bone Accidents Are Common in Wichita, KS
Crash victims who were t-boned often sustain severe and fatal injuries.
T-bone car accidents are common, but a lot of people don't realize just how severe these crashes can be.
Compared to other crash configurations, T-bone or side impact accidents are nearly four times more likely to result in a severe head injury, according to a study.
In Kansas, thousands of T-bone accidents happen every year.
If you were injured or a loved one died in a Kansas T-bone or another type of car accident, contact Warner Law Offices for a free case consultation. Our Wichita car accident lawyers are knowledgeable about T-bone accidents and understand what it takes to get results for victims in Sedgwick County and throughout Kansas.
Where do T-bone accidents happen in Wichita?
T-bone accidents happen when one vehicle hits another on the left or right side of another vehicle. From above, the crash configuration typically looks like a "T." The side of the hit vehicle may crush inward, which can inflict serious, even fatal injuries, depending on the speed of contact and the size and weight of the striking vehicle.
Side-impact accidents are often caused by drivers who fail to yield the right of way, turn with an obstructed view, are impaired, or disregard traffic signs and signals (red-light runners).
T-bones are most likely to happen at intersections, parking lots, and other high-traffic areas. Fatal car accident statistics can help identify roadways, intersections, and areas where the risk of a side-impact collision is heightened. Here are some T-bone hotspots in Wichita:
- Pawnee St. at S Broadway St.
- Southwest Blvd at S West St.
- McLean Blvd at 13th St.
- Kellog at Rock Rd.
Common T-bone accident injuries
With the striking vehicle putting its full force into the relatively unprotected side of the other vehicle, T-bone accidents are more likely to cause severe injuries than other types of side-involved crashes, like sideswipe accidents.
Common injuries suffered from this type of collision include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), such as concussions, from the head striking against the window; neck injuries from whiplash; fractured bones in the arm, thigh, shin, or pelvis, and internal abdominal injuries.
While no one can predict when they are going to get hit by a negligent driver, you can reduce the risk of serious injury in a T-bone accident by always buckling up. Studies show that seat belt use significantly increases protection from side-impact collisions for rear-seated occupants.
Contact a Wichita, KS, car accident lawyer today.
If you were injured or a loved one died in a Kansas car accident, contact us for a free case evaluation. Warner Law Offices will fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
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