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T-Bone Truck Accidents: What You Need to Know

You were sitting at the light on Madison and Cicero when it finally turned green. You were the first in the line of cars at the intersection and began to slowly press on your gas. As you just crossed underneath the light, you saw something coming toward you out of the corner of your eye. Before you knew it, you felt a hit like you’ve never experienced.

A few moments later—when you were able to open your eyes and take a look around—you saw shattered glass, deployed airbags, and a large tractor trailer in the side of your vehicle. You didn’t know it, but you were just the victim of a t-bone, or side impact, truck accident.

Why These Dangerous Accidents Occur

Although t-bones are great when it comes to steak—particularly in Texas—they are extremely dangerous in the world of accidents, particularly when large trucks are involved. Here, we take a look at why these types of accidents are so prevalent:

  • Speeding
  • Intoxication
  • Failing to yield right of way
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • The truck driver is overworked, tired, and falling asleep at the wheel
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Turning left into the side of another vehicle
  • The driver is distracted by a phone or laptop in the truck

Victims Have Rights

If you had looked both ways before you crossed that intersection, you may have been able to prevent the accident from occurring. Since you weren’t able to protect yourself then, you’ll have to do so now. If you don’t fight for your rights, you could be held responsible for the medical bills, vehicle repairs, and time lost away from work that were the result of the accident, which isn’t fair.

The attorneys of Wayne Wright will work hard to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today to find out what we can do for you. Your first consultation is FREE, and we don’t get paid unless you do. For immediate assistance, call our office at 210-888-8888.