Philadelphia T-Bone Accident Attorney

One of the most dangerous kind of motor vehicle accident is one that involves a side collision, also known as a T-Bone collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, impacts to the side of a passenger car is the second leading cause of vehicle accident fatalities and serious injuries (the number one cause is frontal crashes). Side impact accidents are particularly dangerous because there are no deep, crushable metal structures between the occupant and the impacting vehicle or object. As a result, the door collapses into the passenger at a significant speed.

The lack of adequate barriers for passengers makes side impacts quite dangerous. The NHTSA reported that in 2001 nearly 10,000 people died in side impact vehicle collisions. The type and severity of an injury in a side impact crash will necessarily depend on several factors, including the speed of the accident, location of the impact, and size of the passenger.

There are, however, common types of injuries in side impact collisions, including:

  • Head and face injuries, including concussions;
  • Chest injuries;
  • Abdominal injuries;
  • Broken bones; and
  • Thoracic and pelvic injuries.

If you are a victim of a side impact crash, the attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm can help protect your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What To Do If You Are in a Car Accident?

If you are in a side impact crash, or any other type of motor vehicle accident, it is important that you take certain steps in order to protect you rights. In this regard, you should:

  • Seek immediate medical attention, if necessary;
  • Report the accident to the police and review a copy of the police report to ensure it is accurate;
  • If possible, immediately take pictures of the accident scene;
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with other drivers;
  • Identify any possible witnesses to the scene and obtain their contact information;
  • Document your physical injuries through pictures and medical reports; and
  • Contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights, especially before speaking with any insurance companies.

Have You Been in a Car Accident? Our Attorneys Can Help

The Philadelphia car accident attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm have experience helping victims in all types of vehicle accidents. From large commercial truck accidents to motorcycle accidents, our Philadelphia car accident attorneys have the experience necessary to fight for your rights. We are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our accident attorneys will work closely with you to investigate your case and to help you throughout the entire legal process.

Contact a motor vehicle accident attorney who understands Philadelphia car accident cases. You can call us at (215) 557-8686 or visit our office at 14th Floor, 1429 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Don’t wait before it is too late to recover compensation.