T-Bone Accident Lawsuit Lawyers Discuss Side-Impact Accidents Caused by Impatient Drivers
T-Bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, cause a tremendous amount of injury and harm to the human body. The immense forces applied to the body in a T-Bone collision can cause the victim’s body to whip from side-to-side resulting in a broken neck, internal injuries, bone fractures, brain injuries, and soft-tissue injuries such as whiplash. Other injuries an accident victim might suffer in a side-impact collision include dislocated joints, spinal cord injuries, and closed head injuries like concussions.
One of the most typical locations for T-bone accidents is intersection collisions. The most common cause of intersection accidents is impatience. Impatient drivers tend to take Drivers taking off or swerving around others without a clear line of sight is a dangerous and aggressive maneuver that endangers all others on the road.
If you or a loved one suffered significant injuries or a family member died in a collision involving an impatient driver who collided with the victim’s car in a T-Bone collision, you could be eligible to receive a substantial monetary award. Parker Waichman LLP has lawyers devoted to winning damages for people injured or killed in T-Bone crashes. T-Bone collisions are very complicated cases that require a significant amount of experience, knowledge, and skill to handle correctly.
Impatient Drivers Cause T-Bone Car Accidents
Anyone who has driven a car in traffic at one time knows that driving can be frustrating. As the population of New York increases and metropolitan areas like NYC become more and more congested, driving without experiencing unnecessary delay will become more elusive. People experience significant frustration and, for some reason, cannot wait until the coast is clear to take off. Instead of patiently waiting behind the car in front, which might be allowing vehicles or pedestrians the right of way, aggressive drivers will weave into oncoming traffic and an intersection resulting in a T-Bone crash.
There is no excuse for pulling this type of stunt unless the driver had some reason or necessity to drive in that manner recklessly, and even then, the driver has a duty to drive reasonably under the circumstances.
A driver entering an intersection must yield to vehicles and pedestrians already lawfully in the intersection. When a driver “guns it” while attempting to pass a lawfully stopped vehicle, they are at a minimum acting negligently, and his or her behavior could arise to recklessness or even criminal behavior for actions leading to a collision. It is helpful for a T-Bone crash victim to accumulate as much evidence as possible and preserve it right away. Not endeavoring to collect proof could complicate your case.
Therefore, you should try to obtain the following as soon as possible after the accident:
- Police reports,
- Crash reports,
- Witness statements,
- Photographs of the scene,
- Surveillance video from the relevant intersection, if it existed, and
- Your medical records.
Each piece of evidence will help strengthen your case and make it difficult for insurance defense attorneys and claims adjusters to undermine your claim. Parker Waichman LLP’s Side-Impact Car Accident Lawyers understand how to obtain this evidence and will work with you to gather it.
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