Broadside collision’s, or t-bones happen when a vehicle or motorcycle is hit on its side. Broadside accidents happen most often at intersections when a driver does not stop at a traffic light, or does not yield to another driver. These types of collisions can lead to pretty serious injuries to both the driver and the passenger. Common broadside collision accidents are brain trauma, broken bones and spine fractures.
Very commonly vehicles in broadside collisions are knocked off course and into a second collision. The vehicle that was broadsided usually ends up toward the roadside or into incoming traffic. Telephone poles, power lines and guardrails are commonly hit by the driver. The broadsided vehicle may even roll over completely.
Injuries are often much more severe when the vehicle is in close proximity between the impact and the driver or passenger in the broadsided vehicle. There is more distance between you and the front and rear bumper of your car than there is between you and the car door. Getting hit in the car door means less protection from a collision. Rarely are drivers and passengers not injured when hit from the side by a fast moving truck or car.
Albuquerque’s Premier Lawyers, the Davis Kelin Law Firm have extensive experience with broadside collisions throughout Albuquerque and the entire state of New Mexico. If you or someone you know has been injured in a broadside collisions it’s time to seek compensation. Call us at (505) 242-7200. These are dangerous accidents and you will need representation to successfully get compensation and have medical bills paid for to move forward after the accident. Our lawyers can help you determine who had the right of way before the crash took place. We will uncover evidence at the scene of the accident if any are presents such as skid marks, gouge marks, marks in gravel or on the curb and impacts to guardrails.