T-Bone and Broadside Accidents
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When a negligent driver fails to yield the right of way, a T-bone or broadside accident can occur. Determining who is at fault in a T-bone car accident can be difficult since so many factors can play a role in the accident. A driver who hits another vehicle, or is hit by another vehicle, can be found at fault. Sometimes, both drivers can be at fault.
While T-bone and broadside accidents can be complex, an experienced auto accident attorney can get to the bottom of it. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s negligent driving habits. Consult with Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, and find out how his legal team can help you. With decades of legal knowledge and experience serving Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding area, Wooten is dedicated to helping accident victims maximize their compensation.
Severity of T-bone and broadside accidents
A T-bone accident is a type of car accident where one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle at a perpendicular angle. It gets name the “T-bone” because the two vehicles in the collision form a T shape. There are many different ways a T-bone or broadside accident can occur. In order to determine who was at fault, there are some factors that can be observed. T-bone and broadside accidents usually occur because:
- A driver runs a traffic light or stop sign and hits another vehicle from the side.
- A driver runs a traffic light or stop sign and gets hit by another vehicle from the side.
- A driver negligently makes a left turn, cuts off another driver, and is hit from the side.
- A driver is speeding excessively and hits a left turning vehicle on the side.
T-bone and broadside accidents often result in severe, life-threatening injuries. Accident victims must often undergo expensive and time-consuming treatment in order to make a recovery. Common injuries from T-bone and broadside accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Spine injuries
- Head injuries
- Cuts, bruises and contusions
- Injuries to torso
- Injuries to legs and hips
- Fatal injuries
Why you need an attorney
Following a T-bone or broadside accident, you may be eligible for compensation for the negligent driver’s actions. In order to secure your claim, there are many steps you often need to take, such as:
- Securing the scene to avoid another accident
- Taking photos of the crash scene
- Speaking to witnesses
- Obtaining a detailed police report
You should always seek immediate medical attention after a T-bone or broadside accident. Failure to do so not only results in more serious complications from the injury, but also minimizes your chances of being compensated. Then as soon as possible, contact a T-bone accident attorney.
There is no single average payout or settlement for T-bone wrecks. Your attorney can calculate the value of your specific case.
Don’t waste your time trying to negotiate a settlement with the negligent driver’s insurance company. Leave that to Coby L. Wooten. Attorney Wooten will launch a thorough investigation into the cause of your T-bone or broadside accident. He will fight to hold the negligent driver, and his or her insurance company, accountable for your losses.
If you’ve been T-boned in Texas, contact us for a free case evaluation, or simply call our Fort Worth office at 817-632-8400.