While any accident on our roads can lead to serious injuries and damages, T-bone crashes can be some of the most disastrous.
Following a T-bone accident, you’re likely to sustain severe injuries that call for extensive medical treatment and procedures. This alone is tough enough, but you may be unable to return to work or support yourself like before. This results in all kinds of challenges, particularly financially. With the sound legal help of an experienced lawyer, you can seek compensation as long as you can prove you were not at fault.
Why Choose Us
With so many victims of T-bone collisions in New York, it would be unwise not to have a legal representative fight for your rights. The team at Tucker Lawyers has been helping New York clients for almost 20 years seek recovery after a side collision. We use our expertise and resources to build solid cases, which has resulted in the recovery of millions over the years.
A T-bone accident can leave you with severe injuries that take months or even years of medical treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation. Injuries like internal bleeding, broken bones, organ damage, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries can be life-altering. Physical and mental suffering, as well as trauma, may never fade away.
You may never completely recover and may be forced to live with limited physical ability. In addition, you are likely to experience financial hardships due to hefty bills, lost wages, and the inability to work like before. If you are the breadwinner, these hardships will impact your loved ones. That’s why you need experienced T-bone accident lawyers from New York to fight for your rights and secure maximum compensation, especially if the accident was due to a negligent driver.
Once hired, our manhattan car accident attorneys will assess your situation to ensure you have a valid claim. Next, we will properly file a personal injury case with the aim of seeking compensation. Our attorneys will also use their skills and knowledge to negotiate with the insurance companies and the other party’s lawyers to ensure that you get a fair settlement.
Personal injury claims in New York can be complex, especially when it comes to proving negligence. That’s why you need professionals like us by your side.
What Is a T-Bone Accident, and What Are the Causes?
A T-bone accident is also called a “side collision” or a “broadside collision.” It happens when the front of one car crashes into the side of another, usually at a 90-degree angle, resulting in the proverbial “T” shape.
Usually, one motorist will make a risky left turn at an intersection, thinking the other vehicle will stop at the yellow light. In other situations, the driver might ignore a red light and hit another car. Other causes of T-bone accidents include distracted driving, operating a defective car, driving recklessly, speeding, and driving while intoxicated.
The primary reason side collisions are extremely dangerous is that the sides of cars have few safety features, making the occupants vulnerable to severe injuries or even death. While many newer models feature side airbags, they are usually not strong enough to withstand the force of a side collision.
Approximately 10,000 people die in side-impact traffic accidents in the U.S. each year, which is about 25 percent of all annual traffic fatalities in the country. Thousands more are seriously injured.
Some common injuries from side-impact crashes include:
- Traumatic brain injury and other head trauma
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck injury (including whiplash)
- Soft tissue injury.
These serious injuries can be life changing. The physical and emotional suffering and trauma caused by the crash may never go away, and some people never completely recover from their injuries and have to learn to live with a new, more limited physical reality.
You should never suffer because of another person’s negligence. Contact us today to find out if you have a valid T-bone accident claim.
Unfortunately, these accidents and resulting injuries and deaths are often caused by negligent drivers. Negligent driving includes:
- Impaired driving: being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which leads to impaired judgement, coordination and reaction times behind the wheel
- Aggressive and reckless driving: including speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights, rolling through stop signs, and more
- Distracted driving: texting, talking on the phone, eating, shaving or putting on makeup
- Drowsy driving: less attentive, slower reaction times and risk of falling asleep at the wheel.
How Do You Determine Liability in a T-Bone Accident?
Determining fault in a side collision isn’t gauged by who T-boned who, but rather by which vehicle had the right to move forward. This is referred to as the right of way.
Both vehicles can’t have the right of way. The vehicle that didn’t have the right of way is considered to be liable for the collision.
In some cases, however, the motorist who did have the right of way may also have been in the wrong if they failed to recognize what the other driver was doing. At the end of the day, liability in collision accidents boils down to what both parties and witnesses say occurred. Dashcam footage and traffic camera footage may also shed some light on what happened.
A reputable lawyer will gather the necessary evidence to show that the other driver was at fault for your accident.
Note that during this process, the other party’s insurance company may attempt to trick you into making statements that may jeopardize your claim, so it is advisable to hire a lawyer as early as possible.
Contact our legal team and let us know more about your case. Call us at (516) 399-2364.
What Kind of Damages Can I Collect?
The types of damages you can pursue depend on various factors related to your accident, including the party to blame, the severity of your injuries, and whether you’re still able to work.
Some of the damages you can recover include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical expenses
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Wrongful death benefits.
Is There a Time Limit for T-Bone Accident Claims?
According to the New York statute of limitations, you have 3 years from the date of the incident to file a claim. Failure to do so will strip you of your right to seek compensation. This might seem like a long time, but given the complexity of these cases and the damages you may have incurred, it is best to seek legal representation and initiate the claims process as early as possible.
How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost?
One of the best things about working with Tucker Lawyers PC is that we offer free initial consultations and operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay anything upfront and are only charged if the claim is successful. This type of arrangement is a relief for most of our clients, as they have to deal with hefty medical bills and other expenses due to the T-bone wreck.
Contact Us Today About Your T-Bone Accident
A T-bone accident can leave you devastated and with severe injuries. To protect your rights, seek the representation of the top lawyers in the city. With our experience and expertise, you can expect top-notch legal services and representation.
Call us today at (516) 399-2364 to get started.
Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.
John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]