More than 25% of Kentucky car accidents happen at intersections, many of which involve your car being hit in the side. The injuries in a T-bone or side impact car accident can often be much more serious than even a head-on collision. Most modern vehicles are designed to absorb a head-on impact or a rear impact and deploy airbags. While some vehicles have side airbags, the majority do not and there is much less protection for occupants of a vehicle when it is struck from the side.
The force of the accident violently drives the body from side-to-side, often resulting in serious head injuries or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to contact with the side window or one of the supporting beams. The impact of a side hit on the neck and spine cannot be overstated. These intricate networks of bone, nerves, discs, ligaments, tendons and muscles are contorted in ways the human body was not intended to move, all in a matter of a few seconds.
Common injuries in a t-bone or side impact car accident include:
- Head injuries
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Fractured Shoulders or Hips / Pelvis
- Knee Injuries
- Fractures of the Legs or Arms
- Dislocated Shoulders
In some cases these injuries can become permanent requiring “Life Care Planning” to provide for the medical costs and other expenses as well as lost income an accident victim will suffer. Fatal accidents will result in a wrongful death claim for the family of the victim.
The attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington have more than 100 years of combined personal injury experience. We have a proven track record of success presenting complex medical information and evidence to a jury of lay people in a compelling and persuasive manner.
You can trust your case to the oldest and most established personal injury law firm in Louisville. Since 1925 our attorneys have aggressively fought to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. We will do so for you and your family. We invite you to contact us or call 866-272-1429 for a free consultation.