Every week, our law firm, Downtown LA Law Group
, fields calls from people who have been involved in car accidents
. Many of these individuals are victims of T-bone collisions
, which almost always result from the negligent actions of another party. They are usually unsure of how to proceed, and they generally tend to need help pursuing legal action. Fortunately, we are among the top-rated law firms in the city of Los Angeles, and our expert attorneys have the necessary experience and knowledge required to bring you the compensation you deserve
. T-bone collisions can cause numerous bodily injuries and can total your vehicle, and you should not be expected to cover the ensuing damages if you were not at fault for the incident. We will handle your case for you and will do everything necessary to win.
Side impacts or T-bone collisions are amongst the most dangerous roadway accidents
on California’s roads. T-bone crashes take place where the side of one car is impacted by the front
and or rear
of another car. The severity of T-boned cars is often determinative on the size and weight of the vehicle that collided with it as well as the speed of the vehicle at the time of impact and the presence of safety features. In the past decade the increasing number of SUV’s on California’s roads has increased the danger of such accidents.
Side impact accidents are most common in intersections as automobiles are changing lanes or running red lights. Side impact collisions are usually caused by speeding
, running red lights, negligent and distracted driving, and most commonly Drunk Driving
or other DUI related activities. If you have sustained injuries in a rear side impact contact a trusted T-bone accident attorney from Downtown La Law group to schedule a free consultation.
– Information about T-Bone Collisions
– Injuries from T-Bone Crashes
– Procedure after a Crash
– Time Limit on Lawsuits
– Receiving Compensation
– Do I Need an Attorney?
Information about T-Bone Collisions
T-bone collisions are called that because of the impact of the crash. Another car must have struck the side of yours in the middle of the vehicle, with the ensuing image being reminiscent of a T-bone steak. The damage can be extremely severe to both the vehicle and the person inside of it.
T-bone accidents occur most often when an individual runs a stop sign or a red light and proceeds through an intersection that another car has the right of way to go through. The crash can be severe and happen at a high speed. Ignoring the law in such a manner is extremely dangerous; most often, the drivers who commit these acts are speeding or not paying attention to the road. They may not notice a stop sign or they may not notice that a traffic light is red. Although there are cases where other circumstances can point away from negligence – such as when a stop sign is blocked or when a traffic light malfunctions – the majority of the time, the blame rests with one of the drivers.
For more details on these types of car accidents, call our law firm today.
Injuries from T-Bone Crashes
T-bone crashes can be devastating and can cause numerous injuries. Some people have their heads bounce off the windows, resulting in cranial injuries, while others are crushed between the door and another part of the car. Such crashes have required the usage of the “jaws of life” to save people trapped inside. Some of the injuries we have seen include:
- Broken bones
- Crushing injuries
- Sprains and dislocations
- Torn muscles
- Nerve damage
- Severed or amputated limbs
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord damages
- Brain bleeding
- Internal organ damage and hemorrhages
- Cracked skull
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Herniated or ruptured discs
- Paralysis of limbs
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
Unfortunately T-bone accident cause catastrophic lifelong injuries or death of unsuspecting passengers and drivers. If you or a loved one have suffered injured form a auto accident and wish to speak to a Side impact accident lawyer contact our accident hotline (855) DTLALAW. You can schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles t-bone accident attorney.
Depending on how severe your damages were, you could receive a sizeable settlement from the insurance company.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form or call (855) 339-8879 today.
Procedure after a Crash
If you have been involved in a T-bone crash, you should immediately get medical attention if you are able to. You may have suffered numerous injuries that require emergency treatment; the ambulance can transport you to the hospital and the paramedics can help you on the way. Even if you do not believe you were hurt, you should still get medical attention; some injuries do not show themselves immediately and take a few days to start hurting. If you wait too long to go to the doctor, the insurance company can claim that you were hurt elsewhere besides the accident.
You should get as much personal information about the driver as possible, including his name, driver’s license number, phone number, and insurance details. This will all come in handy when filing a claim and will ensure that you have the right defendant to take action against.
You should then document your evidence. You should take pictures of your injuries or record them if possible, as well as snap photos of the damage to your vehicle. You can show the scene of the accident as well. Eyewitnesses and passengers can also provide their testimonies as to what happened and to prove that you were the victim of negligent driving.
Police officers and medical personnel can also give you their recorded statements in the form of a police report and medical notes.
Importantly, you should contact a qualified car accident lawyer in Los Angeles to handle your claim. We can walk you through the process of filing a claim, even if you are still at the scene of the accident.
(855) 339-8879 with a representative and schedule a free case review.
Negligence: The Basis of a Personal Injury Claim
The four points of negligence that must be proven in order to file a personal injury lawsuit can be established as true with the assistance of a skilled attorney. We can show that you were owed a duty of care that was breached, which then resulted in an incident culminating in physical harm. You do not have to undertake this process alone.
The important aspect of proving negligence lies in the presence of physical harm. Physical damages must have occurred in order to collect compensation for medical expenses and others. If you weren’t hurt, you only stand to gain reimbursement for your damaged property and missed wages at work if you cannot make it there because of a disabled vehicle or because the accident happened on your way to your job.
For more information, reach out to one of our qualified lawyers at the Downtown LA Law Group in Los Angeles.
Time Limit on Lawsuits
In the State of California, you only have 2 years from the injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. If you take too long, your claim will be thrown out and you won’t be able to receive anything whatsoever. It is troublesome for some people to file a claim in this amount of time because they do not know the best way to go about it, but fortunately, our lawyers can help.
You may also be eligible for an extension of the deadline. There are numerous ways for your time limit to be extended, but some of the most common involve age, status, and location of the defendant. If you were underage, you can file a claim two years after you turn 18, even if you were many years younger. If you were hurt so badly in the crash that you were mentally incapacitated or physically incapacitated (by way of a coma, for example), you would be able to recover first and then file a claim. Additionally, the location of the defendant is important – if he left the state and then returned two years later, the statute would not have run out; it is temporarily suspended for as long as he is outside of the state.
Our lawyers can help you determine how much time you have to file your claim, and we can help you through the legal process of doing so.
Receiving Compensation for Your Lawsuit
Our team of lawyers at Downtown LA Law Group will do all we can to bring you the compensation you deserve for a T-bone collision. We will see to it that you are amply compensated for your damages and that you are not made to pay excessive amounts of money for expenses that you did not accrue by yourself. If you racked up various bills and debts stemming from the result of a crash, the responsible party should be held accountable and be made to pay for these damages. Such damages include:
– Medical bills
(surgery, hospitalization, medication, ambulance transportation, anesthesia, x-rays, medication, physical therapy, and future medical treatments)
– Lost wages
(from absent days at work, which can also be extended to future lost wages if you required additional time off from your job because of injuries or medical procedures)
– Property damage
(to your vehicle and other personal items)
– Pain and suffering
(fear, anxiety, PTSD, psychological trauma, and other emotional damages that happened after the crash)
Further, if a loved one or family member died in a crash, we could help you receive coverage for the expenses stemming from the death. There may be opportunities to receive loss of consortium, loss of expected inheritance, pre-death medical bills, pre-death pain and suffering, and full coverage of the funeral and burial expenses.
In the event that an individual was grossly negligent or deliberately attempted to hurt you, you could sue for punitive damages as well. These are monetary amounts meant to punish the defendant and to dissuade him from acting in such a manner again; however, many courts view these damages as excessive and do not award them. Only a skilled lawyer will be able to win them for you.
Call (855) 339-8879 to set up a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you have a case.
If you need more assistance, feel free to reach out to one of our expert lawyers at Downtown LA Law Group in Los Angeles
Do I Need an Attorney?
Yes, you need an attorney if you want to win the maximum compensation available for your T-bone collision lawsuit. If you were not physically harmed, you likely won’t need to negotiate anything with the insurance agency, as you’ll only be pursuing damages related to your car and your job, both of which you can provide proof of (mechanic’s estimate and pay stubs, for example). Medical treatment, on the other hand, is commonly argued and it is difficult to find an insurance agent who will not look to preserve the profits of their employer first and foremost.
Thus, it is wise to hire an attorney who can handle your claim for you. We will help you value your case and will work hard to negotiate the best deal possible with the insurance agent. We have time that you do not and experience in the field that you do not. We have studied law for years and have spent days upon days in negotiations with insurance agents and we know the best tactics to win your claim for you.
DTLA Law Group: Here for You
Our expert team of attorneys and qualified staff at the Downtown LA Law Group knows how difficult it can be for victims to receive compensation after being involved in T-bone collisions. We promise to do all we can to win your case for you. We have years of experience handling these claims and we do not take anything lightly. Our lawyers will aggressively pursue your fair restitution; if the insurance agent does not make a worthwhile offer, we will take your case to court to prove to a judge and jury that you are owed coverage for all your damages.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled lawyers. If you have questions about your case, we’ll answer them in full, and we will look over your claim and tell you what we believe we can earn for you. Don’t be afraid to contact us any time of the day, any day of the week – we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we’ll be glad to help you.
If you choose us to represent you, we’ll give you our zero fee guarantee. This promises that you won’t have to pay any out of pocket expenses for our services. We’ll cover the costs of the case ourselves, and if we win, the fees and expenses will come from the settlement we win for you. If we lose, you won’t have to pay us anything at all.
To get started filing your T-bone accident lawsuit, call Downtown LA Law Group in Los Angeles