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.