The moments after a side-impact collision often traumatize passengers and drivers. Many victims report reliving those moments for years or decades after the crash.
However, the problems don’t stop there. T-bone accidents cause a wide range of injuries, many of which impact a victim’s ability to work, take care of their family, and enjoy life to the fullest.
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T-bone—or side-impact—accidents occur when a driver proceeds through a stop-sign or intersection and the front end of their vehicle collides with the side of another car, forming a T shape.
These accidents are a result of one car failing to yield to the other, including running a stop sign or a red light. These accidents are extremely deadly, especially for the driver being hit from the side. This is because a negligent driver running a red light could collide directly with the driver’s side door at full speed, since they never slowed down to obey traffic laws.
Side-impact crashes are often very complex. Many factors contribute to this type of accident, and you need an attorney who can do a complete analysis of the collision and the circumstances leading up to it.
In some situations, the person driving straight is at fault. For example, someone driving straight while the other side has a green arrow or running a stop sign could be liable for the crash. However, the person turning could be responsible in other situations. Without solid evidence and careful reconstruction of the accident, it can be difficult to prove your case and demonstrate the other driver’s liability.
Your team at Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers will handle everything within the personal injury process. We know that victims need rest to recuperate from a crash, not additional stress caused by contact calls from insurance companies. You can trust us to:
In most car accidents, the liable driver only pays out-of-pocket when the damage they cause exceeds the limits of their insurance policy. For that reason, it’s essential to select a lawyer with a proven ability to negotiate with insurance companies.
Insurance companies aim to protect their profits by spending substantial money fighting claims, even though it causes victims serious financial distress after an accident. They know how to create a sense of urgency and make you feel like accepting their initial settlement is your only option. You could try to fight them on your own, but the odds are against you.
Working with our personal injury attorneys after you’ve sustained T-bone accident injuries puts you on equal footing with the insurance company. Rather than trying to figure out what the insurance company is telling you and how much your injuries are likely to cost you, you can let your attorney handle the negotiations and feel confident that they are committed to serving your best interest.
The quality and quantity of evidence heavily influence the outcome of a personal injury case. This is particularly true for T-bone collisions since fault could belong to either party or split between both. While a rear-end crash is almost always the following driver’s fault, there is no reliable rule for side-impact collisions.
It is crucial to collect as much evidence as soon as possible after a crash. Victims should take pictures and videos of the crash scene, get contact information from witnesses, and obtain copies of medical and treatment records. Your T-bone accident lawyer will determine the evidence necessary to build a strong case.
Broadside collisions put drivers and passengers in danger. Some vehicles now feature side airbags that absorb the crash’s impact, but this safety feature isn’t included in all cars. Consequently, victims may experience:
After a side-impact collision, whiplash is also a common injury. People often underestimate the severity of whiplash, not realizing that it can cause a lifetime of pain and limited mobility if not handled properly. Seeking proper medical care after a collision is essential.
When you are injured in a T-bone accident, fault must be assigned. Determining liability is the first step in figuring out if you have a case and how much you may be able to collect from the other party. Based on the details of your case, we may recommend pursuing damages for:
The journey to healing often begins with justice. Holding the responsible party accountable for the damage they cause in an accident can help you limit your financial distress and focus on your physical recovery. We are here to help and get you what you deserve. Fill out the online contact form or call Oronoz & Ericsson, LLC at (702) 878-2889 to get started.