Tampa and Sarasota T-bone Accident Attorneys
T-bone accidents are common, but because there is less protection in the side panels of a car when a person is T-boned, the injuries can be serious. A T-bone accident occurs most often in an intersection when one car is proceeding through the intersection, and the other is turning left. These turns are more dangerous than right-hand turns. The turning vehicle collides with the side panel of the other car, forming a T. The force of the impact can push the car into other traffic, telephone poles, or other structures in the area.
If you sustained serious injuries in this type of crash, reach out to a Sarasota and Tampa T-bone accident attorney at Matthews Injury Law right away.
Common Injuries in Broadside Collisions
The injuries sustained in these cases are usually serious due to the side impact. Typical injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Crushed ribs or sternum
- Collapsed lungs
- Damaged internal organs
This is not an exhaustive list but rather a representative list. Those injured often require hospital stays, surgery, or ongoing care, for months or longer, depending on the severity of the injury.
Liability in T-Bone Cases
A T-bone accident is often due to a failure to yield at an intersection, placing the turning vehicle at fault, in whole or part. The accident can also be a result of the other vehicle running a stop sign or traffic light, placing liability on the driver proceeding through the intersection, in whole or in part.
Causes for these accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Obstructed view
- Misjudgment regarding the speed and time it will take the other driver to clear the intersection
- Driving under the influence
- Recklessness or aggressive driving.
When another driver or party causes a T-bone crash, and you suffer injuries, that party should have to cover the costs of your injuries. This includes your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Seeking compensation through an insurance claim or injury lawsuit is a complex process, and other parties often try to avoid liability. You need a legal advocate on your side who knows how to handle this type of car accident claim. We regularly stand up for the rights of T-bone accident victims, and we can evaluate your best options and pursue the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
Speak with a Tampa or Sarasota T-Bone Accident Attorney
These accidents often result in serious injuries, often with contentious liability issues. If you or a loved one have been injured in a broadside collision, it is important to work with a legal team that prioritizes your legal issues. Our car accident lawyers at Matthews Injury Law provide thorough and compassionate legal services to our clients.
Call or contact us today to see what we can do for you. In Tampa, call our office at 813-530-1000, in Sarasota, call us at 941-877-5800, or you can fill out our contact form to learn more.