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T-Bone Car Accident


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Side-impact collisions, commonly referred to as T-bone car accidents, are particularly dangerous. The reason is that the only thing separating a driver or passenger from the other vehicle is a door, which can easily crumple upon impact. A T-bone car accident, as a result, can lead to devastating, life-altering injuries.

If you’ve been involved in a T-bone collision due to another driver’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer with Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci may be able to help. Get in touch with one of our car accident attorneys as soon as possible for a free consultation.

If the other driver is at fault for your T-bone collision, a car accident lawyer with Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci may be able to help.

What is a T-Bone Accident?

Many are familiar with the term “T-Bone” regarding car accidents. This is because they often happen in intersections where one driver crosses over into another’s lane and strikes them on their side of the vehicle, usually toward the front.

The most common T-bone crash scenario is when a driver turns left in front of an oncoming vehicle that has the right of way, but this type of collision can also happen in other situations too.

They all have in common that they are very dangerous for both drivers involved. Whether or not anyone was injured depends on how fast the two vehicles were traveling towards each other at impact and what parts were impacted by either car.

How Do T-Bone Accidents Happen?

T-bone collisions can happen in many ways. Sometimes, one vehicle makes an illegal turn or runs a red light or a stop sign. That vehicle then strikes another car that does not have the right of way – such as someone making a left turn while oncoming traffic has the green light.

However, it’s also possible for two cars to collide at intersections where both drivers think they have the right away but are mistaken about their position.

Side-impact accidents are hazardous because there isn’t much protection between drivers and whatever is coming toward them behind their front fender.

Even if you’re lucky enough to make it out only slightly injured after T-boning another car, your injuries may still be significant enough to prevent you from working and earning a living for quite some time.

If you’ve been injured in a T-bone accident, the law firm of Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci may be able to help. We don’t charge any legal fees unless we win your car accident case, so there’s nothing to lose by speaking with one of our car accident attorneys about what happened.

It’s free, so get in touch with a Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci car accident attorney as soon as possible.

Common Injuries Caused By T-Bone Accidents

The injuries sustained in side-impact collisions can be quite severe, as the metal and plastic on either side of the car are usually the first to hit. This means that those inside are often thrown around and/or crushed by whatever is coming at them. Some common injuries include:

Traumatic brain injury

Spinal cord damage

• Broken bones

• Paralysis

If you’ve been injured in a T-bone accident, it’s important to seek medical attention right away – even if you don’t think your injuries are serious. Symptoms of more severe conditions often don’t show up until later, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

It can be hard to determine fault for a T-bone collision without the help of a skilled attorney.

Who is to Blame for a Side-Impact Car Accident?

It depends. As the driver who was struck, you are not at fault for what happened if it can be proven that another vehicle caused the accident through negligence or illegal actions – such as running a red light.

However, suppose your car has malfunctioning equipment (such as faulty brakes). In that case, you could also face blame because this would mean either failing to maintain them correctly or not having needed repairs completed before getting behind the wheel.

T-Bone Car Accidents Can Lead to Compensation

If you’ve been injured in an auto collision with another driver due to their negligent behavior, just being compensated for all of your medical bills doesn’t mean justice has been served. Instead, those responsible should be held accountable so they understand the severity of their actions and make sure they don’t do it again.

That’s where our firm comes in – we fight for the rights of those injured in auto accidents so they can get the financial compensation they need to cover lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. And because we work on a contingency basis, you don’t have to worry about paying any legal fees unless we’re successful in winning your case.

If you’ve been injured in a T-bone accident, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if filing a lawsuit is the right course of action for you.

Types of Compensation Available After a Side-Impact Collision

After a side-impact accident, you could be entitled to compensation in any of the following ways:

• Pain and suffering

• Medical costs (past and future)

• Lost wages/lost earning potential

• Payments for injuries that keep you from working at all or limit your ability to work full time.

Suppose we can prove someone else was negligent, either through their actions or lack of action, when maintaining safety equipment on their car. In that case, they may have some degree of liability even if they disagree with this assessment.

We know how difficult these situations are because we’ve been helping people like you for years. If you have suffered an injury in a T-bone accident, be sure to get in touch with our office as soon as possible, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

How Can You Prove the Other Driver Was at Fault?

After a T-bone accident, it can be difficult to prove who was at fault. While the person driving in front has some responsibility for braking and turning, they aren’t fully in control of their vehicle if someone slams into them from behind – especially if that second car is larger or traveling much faster than their own.

However, there are other things you can look into which might help determine whether another driver was negligent when causing your collision:

The other driver’s speed

If they’re going too fast for conditions (especially on wet roads) or trying to beat a red light, this could make them partially liable.

The other driver’s reaction time 

If they suddenly swerve into your lane, this could show that they were distracted or not fully aware of what was going on around them at the time of the accident.

Weather conditions

While weather doesn’t always determine who is to blame in a given situation, it can help explain why one vehicle tried to stop but couldn’t while another didn’t see their brake lights until too late because it had been raining hard for hours before you got behind the wheel.

Distracted driving

It’s one thing if the other party is speeding and it causes a wreck, but another entirely when they’re not paying attention to their surroundings and end up colliding with you instead of slowing down or changing lanes like they should have done.

Even drivers who are using Bluetooth headsets while operating their vehicles can be held liable if an accident occurs as a result.

distracted driving in a car

The condition of their equipment

Brakes that don’t work properly could be considered negligence of the person responsible for putting them in working order (or having them checked out by professionals).

If your car was hit due to faulty brakes, which weren’t maintained even though this was required for safety reasons, then there might be some liability on the part of that person.

We know how difficult these situations can be, which is why we’re here to help you get back on your feet with financial compensation, so you have funds for medical bills and lost wages while recovering from injuries sustained in an accident.

If you were injured in a T-bone car collision due to someone else’s negligence, please contact us as soon as possible. Given your situation, we’ll review all the details of what happened at no cost or obligation to determine whether filing a lawsuit makes sense. We can also work to obtain critical evidence to make your case as strong as possible, such as the police report, security camera footage, and more.

What Happens When a Third Party is At Fault for a Car Accident?

Third-party liability is a legal term used to describe when someone other than the two drivers involved in an accident is held liable for damages.

This might happen if, for example, one driver couldn’t stop because their brakes suddenly failed or something happened to one of their tires. Then, you could possibly sue the manufacturer for the faulty equipment.

If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s essential to speak with an experienced lawyer who can help you determine whether this type of claim is possible in your situation.

How Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci Can Help After a T-Bone Accident

If you were in a T-bone car accident due to negligent behavior on the part of another driver, then someone else is legally responsible for any injuries or damages that happened as a result.

This might include the medical bills you need to pay, lost wages after being unable to work for an extended period of time while recovering from your injuries, and even damages like property damage that occurred as a result.

Our legal team is here for our clients throughout every step of the claims process. This includes filing paperwork with insurance companies or possibly suing them if they refuse to offer a fair settlement. We’re committed to making sure that your voice is heard during this difficult time.

We understand how difficult these situations can be. That’s why we’re here –  to help you get back on your feet.

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, please contact us today to assess the details of what happened at no cost or obligation before determining whether filing a lawsuit makes sense, given your situation.

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