About T-Bone Accidents
A “T-Bone” accident describes a accident where two vehicles collide at right angles. Usually, the at-fault driver fails to stop and a stop sign or a red light and enters a highway or intersection and causes a collision with another vehicle. T-bone collisions also commonly happen at uncontrolled intersections. High speed impacts often cause serious injury and/or death.
Orthopedic, spinal cord, and head injuries are common in high speed T-Bone collisions. Wearing a seat belt in a high speed T-Bone accident can cause a severe spinal cord injury, whereas not wearing one can cause a less severe injury. Commonly, the insurer of the person who caused the accident will argue that your compensation should be reduced under the Contributory Negligence Act because you were not wearing your seat belt. This argument is based on a very simplistic view of the legislation.