A t-bone collision is a specific type of accident that happens when two vehicles crash into each other at perpendicular angles, making a “T” as the front end of one vehicle collides with the side of the other. While there are many different scenarios where this type of collision can occur, they most commonly happen when one vehicle ignores a yield sign, stop sign, or a red light and crosses the lane of travel that another vehicle is legally moving through. In these types of accidents, it is very common that one driver is very clearly at fault, as they have violated a traffic rule by failing to properly merge, come to a complete stop, or obey a stoplight. However, it is all-too-common for the passengers and drivers who were obeying these laws to suffer serious injuries, whether they were struck on the side of their vehicle or if they hit the other car head-on.
If you have been involved in a t-bone collision that someone else caused, then you do not deserve to be responsible for any of the financial impacts that result from this crash. You will likely file an insurance claim with the other driver’s representative insurance policy, but even the fact that their client is clearly at fault does not guarantee that you will get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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The best way to get the money you are truly entitled to is by working with an experienced car accident attorney in Florida, and the team at Fasig | Brooks is available to support you as soon as possible. We have a long history of successful cases representing victims of t-bone crashes and other car accidents, and we will be happy to provide you with the same level of care and support as in our past cases.
Read more below to get a better understanding of t-bone crashes and how they are handled in personal injury claims. In order to get a specific understanding of how we will help you through your own case, contact us now for a free initial consultation and case evaluation where we will be able to go through the unique details of your accident.
Who Is At Fault For a T-Bone Accident?
Typically, a t-bone accident leaves little to uncertainty when it comes to determining which driver was at fault, since it only requires understanding who violated the traffic laws and cut through the intersection, merges improperly, fails to yield at a roundabout, or ignores a traffic signal. However, there may be disagreements if a driver chooses to be unclear or dishonest about their own actions, but we will work to make the truth apparent.
If there are any eyewitnesses, security cameras, or testimony from other passengers involved in the accident that clearly indicate that the other driver was at fault, these can all seriously improve your case and make a stronger argument. Since it is generally entirely the fault of the driver who violated the traffic rule that caused the accident, there is little need for us to worry about comparative negligence and the subsequent reduction of your final settlement amount.
Calculating Damages After a T-Bone Collision
In terms of calculating damages, a t-bone collision is handled the same way as any other car accident: by starting with economic damages, and then moving on to the non-economic damages once these initial damages have been quantified. Economic damages include things like medical bills and lost wages (as well as any other impact that comes with a measurable economic impact), and non-economic damages seek to understand and then calculate a fair dollar amount for the more abstract impacts such as pain and suffering.
Insurance companies will attempt to go through each individual damage that we will claim, and refute the association with the accident or attempt to reduce the overall amount. We will need to defend every line item in our claim throughout aggressive negotiations in order to reach a settlement agreement that works for you.
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The sooner you are partnered with an experienced personal injury attorney, the better chance you will have to get the money that you truly deserve for your claim. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we will be handling the legal legwork of getting you the money that you need in order to move forward with your life. You do not deserve to be shouldered with any of the financial burden caused by someone else driving recklessly, and it is our main goal that you will be able to trust us with these negotiations while you are able to focus on recovering from your injuries and moving forward with your life.