T-bone car accident injuries can be extremely serious and may require months or years of medical attention. When a person is T-boned in a car accident, they are often caught completely off guard, and under certain conditions they may not have much protecting their body from the impact. A skilled T-bone accident attorney may be able to assist you and your family to recover compensation to help with the mounting medical bills and lost wages common after a serious accident. The legal process after a car wreck can be overwhelming, and our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys are here to help during this difficult time.
Contact Studinski Law, LLC, to speak with an experienced side impact collision lawyer about how we can seek damages for your injuries. Call us today at (715) 343-2850.
Common T-Bone Accident Injuries
Unlike a head-on or rear-end collision, T-bone collision victims do not have the protection of a bumper on the side of their vehicle to absorb the shock of the crash. Instead, a person in a side impact accident only has the door between them and the other car. Unlike a bumper, your car door does not do very well in a crash, and it very often will fold or push into your body causing severe injuries. Even if you are seated on the opposite side from where the collision takes place, you may still be injured due to the severe impact of a T-bone collision.
Our Wisconsin T-bone accident attorneys understand that every car accident is distinctive, and no two injured people have the same road to recovery. Common side impact collision injuries that we have seen include:
- Wrongful death
- Broken bones and dislocated limbs
- Crushed or punctured organs
- Serious head injuries such as concussions or traumatic brain damage
- Neck and spinal damage including herniated discs from impact or whiplash
- Serious cuts, punctures, or lacerations
Causes of T-Bone Accidents & Side Impact Collisons
The most common reason for a T bone crash is a negligent driver failed to stop when necessary, and hit the side of another vehicle. This can happen when a driver completely fails to stop at an intersection, but many times a serious accident occurs when the careless driver slows down to roll through a stop and does not notice the other car that has the right-of-way. A reckless driver can also cause a serious T-bone accident when losing control of their vehicle and running into a victim’s door as a result. Some other common causes may include:
- Running a red light
- Failing to yield at an intersection, even if there is no street sign or light
- Improperly assessing the speed and distance of oncoming traffic when turning
- Making a turn illegally when they are required to wait for a turn signal
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Experiencing a brake or steering failure
- Driving aggressively
- Driving too fast in wet or icy conditions
Seeking Recovery After a T-Bone Accident
To recover compensation after a T-Bone collision, your lawyer must show that another party was negligent, and that their negligence was a cause of your harm. In side impact collisions, it is often the case that the driver of the other car is the responsible party. However, if the other driver is driving a large commercial truck, their employer may also be responsible. If the vehicle of the other driver malfunctioned in some way and therefore resulted in your accident, the car manufacturer or a parts supplier may be liable for a variety of reasons, including improper vehicle assembly or supplying defective parts.
At Studinski Law, LLC, we have helped many families in Wisconsin recover damages after being involved in serious car wrecks. We will read police and witness testimony, study accident reconstruction data, and review your injuries to determine who is responsible. Our years of negotiation experience with insurance companies will allow for us to seek a fair T bone car accident settlement that can allow for you to move forward with your life.
A Wisconsin T-Bone Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Our car accident lawyers know that anyone can find the recovery process overwhelming after a serious car crash. T-bone accidents are unfortunately very common on Wisconsin roads, and can result in very severe injuries for everyone involved. We understand how to investigate your accident and how to negotiate with the insurance company to seek compensation for your losses, such as medical bills and lost wages.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious T-bone car accident, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your options for recovering damages from the negligent party. Call Studinski Law, LLC, today at (715) 343-2850.