T-Bone Car Accidents
T-bone car accidents are traffic crashes where the front of a car hits another car from the side perpendicularly. Victims of T-bone crashes often suffer minor to serious injuries, including neck injuries, cuts, head injuries, concussions, and severe brain trauma. If you or someone you know was hurt in a T-bone car accident caused by another person's negligence, you may be eligible to recover damages.
At The Law Office of Steve Brannan, we have the experience and diligence to support, guide, and represent clients in their T-bone accident cases. Our highly-skilled Texas personal injury attorney can fight zealously for your rights, hold the responsible party accountable, and help you pursue the financial justice you deserve. We're proud to represent clients across Odessa, Andrews, Midland, Pecos, Big Spring, and throughout communities in West Texas.
What Is a T-Bone Accident?
A T-bone accident is a car accident which occurs when the front end of a motor vehicle perpendicularly strikes the side of another vehicle. T-bone accidents usually involve two cars, and a "T-shape" is formed at the point of impact. Most T-bone car accidents occur at intersections when a motorist runs a stop sign or red light.
What Are Common Causes of T-Bone Accidents?
Below are some common causes of T-bone auto accidents:
Running a red light or stop sign
Eating and driving
Texting and driving
Losing traction or control while driving
Driving while under the influence of controlled substances or alcohol
If you or a loved one was hurt in a negligent T-bone accident, you need to get in touch with a practiced personal injury lawyer right away. Your attorney can review all of the surrounding facts of your personal situation, identify the at-fault party, and seek to establish liability.
Determining Liability in a T-Bone Accident
Texas is an at-fault state for auto accidents. Under the state's fault laws, the party who caused the T-bone accident (the at-fault driver) will be held financially liable for medical expenses, vehicle damages, and other accident-related losses suffered by the victims.
To seek damages, the accident victims or driver can do any of the following:
File a claim with their own insurance provider.
File a third-party claim against the at-fault driver's insurer.
File a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver in civil court.
Upon filing an injury claim, the T-bone accident victim may need to prove fault and establish liability. To make your case easier when proving liability in your T-bone accident claim, you should collect and document the following:
Physical evidence, including the accident scene pictures or the condition of your car after the collision
Copies of traffic laws indicating the rules violated by the other driver
Copies of police reports
Accident reconstruction models
Witness statements and testimonies
Surveillance footage or video recording of the accident scene
A skilled Texas car accident attorney can help gather the necessary evidence, seek to establish liability, and enlighten you about the next steps after the T-bone accident.
Steps to Take After a T-Bone Accident
When involved in a T-bone auto accident, you should take the following steps, where possible:
Remain calm and exit your vehicle carefully.
Call 911 to get immediate medical treatment for injuries to yourself and other victims. This is very important for both personal and legal reasons.
Exchange relevant information with the other driver, including the driver's name, license information, phone number, vehicle registration, insurance information, and address.
Document evidence such as accident scene photos, police reports, witness testimonies, and your personal account of your incident.
Document your medical report, medical expenses, doctor's visits, and treatments received.
Never admit fault to the police, the other driver, or the claims adjuster.
Inform your insurance company about the T-bone crash.
Hire a reliable attorney to help file your injury claims and negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer.
It is important that you take the necessary steps as quickly as possible to preserve evidence and ensure that you do not forget crucial information. An experienced attorney can walk you through the personal injury claims process and attempt to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and damages.
Compassionate Legal Representation
Being involved in a negligent T-bone collision can be devastating and can affect you mentally, physically, and financially. Regardless, you don't have to face the challenges and liability all alone. At The Law Office of Steve Brannan, we are committed to protecting the best interests of car accident victims and their families.
Our trusted attorney can evaluate and investigate all of the facts of your personal situation and explore your options to recover damages. In addition, we will fight compassionately for your rights and help you pursue fair financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost income and benefits, pain, discomfort, suffering, and other potential damages.
If you were injured in a T-bone accident, contact us at The Law Office of Steve Brannan today to schedule a simple case evaluation. Our experienced attorney can guide you through the complex claims process and help you seek your rightful financial compensation. We're proud to represent clients across Odessa, Andrews, Midland, Pecos, Big Spring, and throughout communities in West Texas.