SKILLED IN T-BONE CAR ACCIDENT CASES
ALL CAR ACCIDENTS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE LIFE-THREATENING, SERIOUS, AND DOWNRIGHT SCARY
T-bone accidents, which often occur at intersections and when vehicles are traveling faster than they should be, can be particularly disastrous. Not only do these accidents have the potential to result in severe injuries, but determining fault for T-bone collisions can be especially challenging, and therefore recovering compensation for one’s injuries may prove difficult.
If you have been involved in a T-bone car accident in Toledo, you need an attorney who is familiar with cases like yours by your side. T-bone collisions are unique in how they occur and the damages that result – hire an experienced Toledo T-bone car accident attorney to guide you through the claims process and advocate for your right to your full compensation amount.
T-BONE ACCIDENTS: DEFINITION & CAUSATION
A T-bone accident is a motor vehicle crash in which the front of one vehicle makes contact with the side (either the passenger or the driver side) of another vehicle, forming a ‘T’-like shape. In order for this accident to occur, vehicles must be traveling in a perpendicular direction to one another, rather than in the same or opposite directions.
Most T-bone accidents, as stated above, occur in intersections when both vehicles attempt to pass through the intersection at the same time. This may occur at a four-way stop or two-way stop, or at an intersection controlled by traffic lights. Most of these accidents occur because one driver fails to come to a complete stop, fails to stop at all (i.e. runs the stop sign or the light), or fails to yield and instead proceeds when it is not their turn to do so. In some cases, a T-bone collision may occur when there is an error with a traffic control device, for example, if a traffic control signal gives both drivers involved in a crash the go-ahead.
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LIABILITY FOR A T-BONE CRASH
THE ATTORNEYS AT GROTH & ASSOCIATES WILL OPEN A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO YOUR T-BONE CAR ACCIDENT CASE.
The state of Ohio requires drivers who cause collisions to pay for any damages that result, including both property damage expenses and medical expenses for any victims. This means that when a T-bone collision occurs, it will be the driver whose error caused the crash who will be responsible for paying for damages, typically through their vehicle liability insurance policy.
Because at-fault drivers are responsible for paying for damages, it is important that fault is accurately determined in an accident. This is where T-bone collisions can be complicated; drivers may dispute who was at-fault for the accident, who had the right of way, who ran the red light/stop sign, etc.
If there are any disagreements about fault, or if you are being blamed for an accident that you don’t believe you caused, you need to hire an attorney. At the offices of Groth & Associates, our Toledo T-bone accident attorneys will open a thorough investigation into your case. This investigation includes:
- Interviewing the other driver and any eyewitnesses;
- Reviewing police reports and speaking with responding officers;
- Obtaining any existing video footage of the accident, including traffic cam footage, footage from nearby businesses, etc.;
- Analyzing vehicle electronic control module data;
- Hiring accident reconstruction and other forensic experts; and
- Photographing all physical evidence, such as exterior vehicle damage, skid marks, traffic lights, debris, etc.
More than just collecting evidence, we organize it in a manner that is designed to bolster your case and prove the fault of the other party. We are highly experienced in doing this, and have the resources and staff necessary to provide required support.
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DAMAGES FROM A T-BONE COLLISION
As stated above, T-bone crashes have the potential to be very serious. This severity is due to both the angle of the collision and the speed at which vehicles are traveling. Indeed, both the driver who hits the other vehicle head-on and the driver whose side is hit (or the passenger in the vehicle that is hit on the side) may suffer devastating injuries. These injuries include, but are not limited to, traumatic brain injuries and external head/scalp injuries, facial injuries, bone fracture injuries, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, internal injuries, and bruises, cuts, and lacerations. In some cases, injuries may be fatal.
In addition to injuries that are painful and expensive to treat, a victim of a T-bone collision may also suffer from a loss of income, permanent disability or disfigurement, a diminished quality of life, and physical and emotional suffering and anguish. Our Toledo car accident attorneys are adamant that a victim deserves to be compensated for 100 percent of their economic and noneconomic losses that result from a crash.
FILING YOUR CLAIM AFTER A CRASH
After being involved in a T-bone collision, it is important that you seek the medical care that you need immediately, and then initiate the claims process as soon as possible. In fact, if you do not file a claim within a timely manner after your crash, you may be barred from filing indefinitely. This is true for filing a lawsuit as well; all civil actions to recover compensation after a car crash must be initiated within two years. However, waiting for two years to take action is not recommended; the sooner that you call an attorney, the better. This is because you can potentially settle your claim and recover damages earlier, and because there is a smaller chance that evidence will be destroyed when you take action sooner.
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OUR TOLEDO T-BONE ACCIDENT LAWYERS ARE HERE FOR YOU
At the law offices of Groth & Associates, we know how scary and traumatic a car accident can be. We also know that if you have been in a crash, you deserve to be compensated, but may be unsure about working with an attorney.
When you call our law firm, we can schedule a free consultation with our talented T-bone car accident attorneys in Toledo, where you can ask your tough legal questions and get the answers you need to make a sound decision about how you will move forward. To schedule your case review, please call us or email us directly today.
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