T-Bone collisions or side-impact accidents cause a tremendous amount of serious personal injuries. The immense forces applied to the body in a T-Bone collision are no match for the strength, flexibility, and pliability inherent in the human body. The body whips side-to-side with such violence that it can break a person’s neck, cause internal injuries, and cause soft-tissue injuries like whiplash. Other accident-related personal injuries a person might suffer in a side-impact collision are broken or shattered bones, dislocated joints, spinal cord injuries, and closed head injuries like concussions.
With the potential for disaster to strike at any moment, one is left to wonder why a driver would take such an enormous risk and pull around a person stopped or yielding to another car or pedestrians. The lack of patience some drivers have creates hazardous conditions on the road. 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.
Impatient Drivers Cause T-Bone Car Accidents
Anyone who has driven a car in traffic at one time or another knows that driving can be frustrating. 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 who 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 driver reasonably under the circumstances.
Proving Negligence in T-Bone Accidents
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 accident 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 scene
- Surveillance video from the relevant intersection, if it existed, and
- Your medical records.
If you or a loved one suffered significant injuries or a family member died in a crash involving an impatient driver who collided with the victim’s car in a T-Bone accident, you could be eligible to receive a substantial monetary award. Parker Waichman LLP’s experienced attorneys are 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. Each piece of evidence will help strengthen your case and make it difficult for insurance defense attorneys and claims adjusters to undermine your claim. T-Bone car accident lawyers understand how to obtain this evidence and will work with you to gather it. It is critical to the value of your legal claim to contact Parker Waichman LLP as soon as you are able so that you do not lose any valuable evidence.
Parker Waichman LLP has represented the accident victims nationwide and our firm has won over $2 billion in damages for clients in side-impact accidents and several other types of accidents.
Contact Parker Waichman LLP online or by calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today to speak with us about your injury accident and the compensation to which you may be entitled.
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