Have You Been Injured In A T-Bone Accident?

Have You Been Injured In A T-Bone Accident?A T-Bone accident is the stuff of nightmares. Known formally as side-impact collisions, these accidents most often happen at intersections, where one vehicle drives head-on into the side of another vehicle, resulting in the shape of a “T” if you were to have a bird’s-eye view of the crash. 23% of these kinds of accidents are fatal, with the numbers being even higher when the first vehicle involved is a truck, SUV, or larger in size than the vehicle it impacts the side of. This is because the height disparity is likely to put the bumper of the impacting vehicle at the same level as the head of the driver or occupant on the side it is colliding with. As you can imagine, the consequences of these crashes can be catastrophic, often resulting in a complete cave-in on the side of the vehicle, which has little protection against impacts. If you are lucky enough to survive an accident like this, you may not feel like it due to the injuries that you sustained and the high costs of medical care. The good news is that there are ways for you to recover financially. The most popular way to do this is by bringing a personal injury lawsuit.

Suing After a T-Bone Accident

When it comes to bringing a claim for a T-bone accident, the one positive is that negligence is generally immediately apparent. These accidents usually occur at intersections when one driver has ignored traffic signs or a red light, or is trying to speed through an intersection. When this happens, it is not hard to determine who was at fault for causing the accident. This is relevant because in order to bring a personal injury claim you must be able to establish that the other party was negligent and that their negligence caused your injury. If the other party was speeding, running a red light, or ignoring a traffic signal, they were breaking the law. This makes them negligent per se, meaning that you do not even have to prove that they were negligent–it will automatically be presumed. This also streamlines the recovery process.

If you have been injured due to an accident that was not your fault, you do not have to shoulder the burden alone. Whether it was the result of a trucking accident or an aggravated assault, the experienced Central Florida Personal Injury Attorneys at HAWM Law are ready to help you fight to get you the compensation to which you are legally entitled. It is important not to waste any time, as Florida has statutes of limitations on how long you have to bring a personal injury claim.

Damages for a T-Bone Accident

The amount that your vehicle accident claim is worth is proportionate to the amount of harm that you suffered, both physically and financially. For this reason, T-bone accident claims are often worth a high amount, because the injuries tend to be severe with a high cost of recovery. Bringing a personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover all costs incurred as a result of the injury, including medical costs, lost wages, and transportation to and from medical appointments. You are also able to pursue compensation for the physical and emotional trauma caused by the accident. In some cases, punitive damages may also be available.

Contact HAWM Law in Orlando, Florida to Schedule a Consultation

If you or a loved one have been injured or even killed in an Orlando or greater Florida area vehicle collision that was not your fault, the experienced personal injury attorneys at HAWM Law want to hear from you. We will fight to get you the compensation that you are entitled to and hold the negligent party accountable for the harm they caused. Contact HAWM Law today to schedule a consultation.

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