T-Boned? Look the Insurance Company in the Eye
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Most communities have at least one bad intersection where near-miss car accidents happen frequently.
Many drivers have been in a situation like this: The traffic light turns green, you wait just a moment before hitting the gas, and in those few seconds you see a vehicle come tearing through the crossroads.
That was a close call.
Unfortunately, for some, this isn’t an almost-miss situation, it’s a nightmare T-bone accident. Also known as a side-impact crash, T-bones happen when one vehicle hits the side of another, forming a ‘T’ shape.
Coming back from such a serious accident is not easy. It can be a long and difficult process full of many ups and downs. You’re going to need help. You need to contact us.
When you are injured or lose a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your expenses and pain. Hoover Rogers Law, LLP holds reckless people and their insurance companies responsible to get you a substantial payout.
Who is at fault in a T-bone accident?
T-bones usually happen at intersections where assigning fault can be complicated. Often, all drivers involved say they had the right of way at the time of the accident.
In Texas and Oklahoma, the modified comparative fault rules allow for the division of blame among all those involved in an accident. If you are found to be 50 percent or less at fault, you may file a claim for compensation. Your payout will be reduced based on your assigned liability.
It is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible after an accident so that you do not end up taking more blame for an accident than you deserve.
There are many factors to consider when liability is being determined, including:
- Right of way
- Traffic sign or signal clarity
- Weather conditions
- Whether the actions of others on the roadway, like pedestrians, animals, or other vehicles, contributed to the crash
- Location and type of injuries sustained
- Blinker use
- Distracted driving
Where T-bone crashes happen
Intersections are hotbeds for car accidents because of how many opportunities for impact they create.
If you live, work, or go to school here, you likely already know there are many area communities with busy or difficult to navigate intersections. In addition to the cities where our offices are located, Wichita Falls and Lawton, there are some tricky intersections in Anadarko, Burkburnett, Duncan, Henrietta, Iowa Park, and Vernon, too.
When you make a turn at a traditional four-way intersection, there are more than 10 opportunities for a bad car accident to happen. Infrastructure specialists call these “crash” or “conflict” points.
Among the maneuvers a driver can make at an intersection, those with the highest risk of an accident include:
- Minor street crossing movements
- Left turns on a major street (“possibly because of the need to select a gap from two directions of on-coming traffic,” researchers suggest)
- Left turns from a major street (onto a less traveled roadway)
The least dangerous intersection task is making a right turn.
Focus on healing — we’ll handle the rest
Don’t wait to start your claim. After an accident, witnesses lose their memories, evidence dries up, bruises fade. Delays can hurt the accident investigation and, ultimately, your recovery.
Call us right away. We’ll handle the insurance companies while you heal. Hoover Rogers Law, LLP offers free case evaluations to injured accident victims. We can help you understand your legal options going forward and estimate the value of your claim.
Call, email, or chat online with us to schedule a free case evaluation with a T-bone accident lawyer. We are ready to hear from you now.