T-bone collision victims frequently experience injuries that range from whiplash and sprains to broken bones and ruptured organs. When a car is T-Boned, the collision’s force is not dissipated by the engine compartment or crumple zones like in a rear-end or head-on collision.
What happens instead is the force of the impact is transmitted directly to the vehicle’s occupants, who are protected only by glass and a thin metal layer. Following an accident, you might be faced with lost wages, high medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering. An experienced and skilled T-Bone collision lawyer at Young, Reverman & Mazzei can assist you with getting the compensation that you deserve and need for your losses. Contact us today through our online form or call us at 513-854-8885 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help your accident claim.
How Do You Prove Fault in a T-Bone Crash?
In Cincinnati, Ohio, both insurance companies and the court use negligence law to determine who is at fault for a T-Bone collision. An individual is negligent when she or he fails to operate a vehicle in a manner that a reasonable individual would under the same or similar circumstances. For example, an individual is negligent when she or he is multitasking while behind the wheel, or in bad weather is speeding.
A majority of T-bone collisions are caused by one driver at an intersection failing to yield the right of way, but also it is possible for more than one individual to be responsible for an accident, which is referred to as comparative negligence. For example, there could be two drivers that run stop signs and collide at a 4-way intersection. In situations where multiple people may be negligent, Ohio insurance claims adjusters and juries must determine what the proportion of fault is between the drivers.
An accident victim only can get receive compensation when she or he was less than 50% responsible for their accident. That means you can still get compensation for an accident where you were negligent. In those situations, the amount of compensation that you will receive would be reduced by your negligence proportion. For example, if you were 40% responsible for your accident, then you will only receive 60% of the settlement amount that you are entitled to.
How Dangerous are T-Bone Wrecks?
In terms of the number of fatalities and severe injuries that are caused, t-bone collisions are second to just head-on collisions. Also referred to as right-angle accidents, side-impact, or broadside collisions, T-Bone collisions are 13%of all collisions and nearly 20% of total fatal accidents that occur on American roads.
Why Should I Hire a Cincinnati T-Bone Accident Lawyer?
Usually, the insurance claims process handles compensation for a car accident. To file an insurance claim successfully, you will be required to supply evidence of the damages you have suffered like car repair estimates, medical reports, and medical bills. You also need to prove that you were not primarily responsible for your accident, like witness statements and a police report.
It can feel like an overwhelming task to organize all of your evidence and compile it into a strong and convincing insurance claim when you are trying to recover from your injuries. Later on in the process, you might have to negotiate with an insurance claims adjuster in order to receive the compensation that you deserve. However, when you are suffering from a T-bone collision, the last thing you are going to want to do is to spend hours on the telephone with an insurance company.
If you hire a car accident lawyer to represent you, it means you can be confident that your insurance claim will have a much higher chance of succeeding. Your attorney will know how to collect and present the necessary evidence to obtain the compensation that you deserve and need if the insurance company tries to deny your claims. If your negotiations end up breaking down, your attorney can file a lawsuit for you.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our T-Bone Collision Lawyers
The compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys of Young, Reverman & Mazzei are prepared to stand up and fight to obtain the compensation that you deserve. Our reputation has been built on providing all of our clients with aggressive advocacy and personalized attention. We understand just how traumatic an auto accident can be, so that is why we strive to ensure that the process of receiving compensation is as hassle-free as we possibly can. If you are a victim of a T-bone collision accident, give us a call today at 513-854-8885 to get your free consultation set up.