Dangers of T-Bone Auto Accidents: Understanding Causes and Damages

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer Explains Common Causes and Damages of a New Mexico T-bone Crash

A t-bone crash is usually catastrophic and often fatal.  This is where the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle and forms a “T,” hence the name.  This type of New Mexico auto accident is particularly dangerous because the vehicle being hit on the side has no buffer or side wall in between it and the occupant.  Whereas the other vehicle has the crunch zone of the entire engine block.  In fact, that engine block will act as a battering ram to punch right through the side wall of the other vehicle.  This means catastrophic injuries to the occupants of the other vehicle, usually the driver.  Our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows how devastating this type of accident can be.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a New Mexico T-bone auto accident, please call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. to learn how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries.  We offer FREE consultations and can work with medical experts, engineers, economists, and other experts to help prove your case.  Call (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you obtain the maximum compensation that you desire.

Causes of T-Bone Auto Accidents

There are many possible causes of New Mexico t-bone auto accidents, most are due to reckless, careless, and negligent mistakes of a driver.  Some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Running a red light or stop sign;
  • Failing to yield;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Drunk driving or drugged driving;
  • Speeding;
  • Improper lane changes;
  • Not paying attention;
  • Aggressive driving; and
  • Many other causes.

Damages from T-Bone Auto Accidents

There are many possible types of damages from a New Mexico t-bone auto accident.  In a personal injury action, damages are usually compensatory in nature meaning that they are monetary.  Some of the most common damages that you may receive compensation for in a New Mexico auto accident include the following:

  • Past pain and suffering from the date of the accident to settlement or verdict;
  • Future pain and suffering from the date of settlement or verdict to the end of the life expectancy of the victim;
  • Medical bills, both past medical bills and future medical bills;
  • Property damage;
  • Lost wages and future lost wages;
  • For wrongful death actions, funeral and burial expenses; and
  • Other possible damages.

Victims of T-Bone Auto Accidents Should Call our Albuquerque Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a New Mexico auto accident and t-bone collision, please call our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer to learn how we can help.  We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help.  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.