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T-Bone Accidents

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Posted: April 13, 2020

For all your bumps in the road, trust Andy Mohr Collision Center. Our team can provide our Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, IN, friends with the repairs they need to get back on the road quickly following an accident, such as a T-bone collision.

What is a T-Bone Collision?

A T-bone collision occurs when the front end of one vehicle crashes into either side of another car, forming a “T” (hence, its name). These types of accidents typically occur at an intersection when one driver fails to yield to a right-of-way, stop sign, or stop light.

The goal of every drive is to stay out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, sometimes the unpredictable happens, and when it does, our collision center will be here to help you.

Who’s At Fault In A T-Bone Accident?

What to Do If You’ve Been in a T-Bone Accident

Getting in an accident can be very jarring, and we want to make sure you’re properly prepared, so you stay safe and prepared when it comes time to involve the insurance company. If you follow these steps, you’ll be on the right track following your collision:

Stay Calm

The most important thing to do in any tense situation is to remain call. Take a few deep breaths and stay focused on the present, so you can make sure everyone stays safe.

Check for Injuries

Once you’ve centered yourself, check your body for noticeable injuries, such as air bag bruising or cuts. Also, take note of any pain you may be feeling in your body. If you notice any neck or back discomfort, don’t move and wait for help to arrive. Pay attention to any pains within your body for the next few days as well, since whiplash can take hours to develop. Any sort of ache or pain should be checked out by a doctor right away.

Call for Help

Whether you or the other driver have been injured or not, you want to call the police to report the incident. If needed, they will send ambulances to help you and will make a report of the T-bone collision. Make sure you get a copy of this report, since the insurance company will probably ask to see it.

Take Pictures

Documentation is key in the event of an accident. It will help paint a clearer picture of what happened to the insurance company and guarantee you’re getting coverage for all the damage. Take diligent photos of any damage to the interior and exterior of your vehicle as well as the position of the other vehicle to yours.

Call Your Insurance Company

Once you’ve finished with the police and have made your accident report, get to a safe, comfortable place to call your insurance company. Have all the proper documentation ready and any witnesses as well. From there, your insurance company will file any claims and help you get the assistance you need.

Schedule Repairs

Of course, you’ll be eager to get back on the road, so schedule the needed repairs right away to get started. Your insurance company will tell you who accepts your insurance, or you can go with a trusted technician who you know will provide quality work.

Read more on what to do in a T-bone accident from our experts.

Common T-Bone Collision Damage and How We Can Help

Every T-bone accident is different, but some of the most common damage includes:

  • Minor scratches and dents
  • Damage to driver’s side door
  • Broken headlights
  • Air bag damage

No matter what damage your vehicle may have incurred during a T-bone collision, our team is ready to help you. We boast years of experience with a range of accident repairs and can help get you up and running in no time.

Schedule Your Collision Repair Today!

When the unimaginable happens, trust Andy Mohr Collision Center. We’re here for all your needs. Drivers in Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, IN, can call us today to schedule an appointment at one of our four body shops or learn more about us.

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