Glendale T-Bone Collision Attorneys
While all automobile accidents have the risk of causing severe injury or death, few types of accidents are worse than T-bone collisions. When another car slams into the side of your vehicle, there’s little to protect the driver or the passenger from the intense force created in such a collision. The injuries sustained are often catastrophic and result in a long-term disability that can affect your personal life and career.
T-bone accidents are almost always the cause of negligent driving, and victims in such accidents usually need all the help they can get. If you or a loved one were involved in a T-bone collision, you must retain experienced legal counsel to help secure the maximum compensation you deserve while you focus on what’s important: your recovery and health.
A T-bone collision is when one vehicle crashes head-on into the side of another vehicle, creating a “T” shape (thus the name). T-bone collisions are particularly destructive because vehicles aren’t designed to withstand heavy impact from the side – most of the protection exists in the front and back, which are the typical locations for a collision. T-bone accidents often occur as a result of speeding through an intersection, leaving other drivers with no time to slow down or stop before the collision happens.
There are several common scenarios in which T-bone collisions happen:
- Failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign
- Running red lights
- Failing to yield to oncoming traffic
- Turning across traffic lanes
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Brake and steering failure
- Lack of tire traction causing a vehicle to skid out of control
- Poor weather conditions that cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle
T-bones are almost always preventable if each driver follows the speed limit and applies standard defensive driving practices, but unfortunately, many drivers fail to follow basic safety procedures and, as a result, put everyone at risk.
Injuries sustained in T-bone collisions are often severe and life-altering, resulting in long term disability or death. Some common injuries suffered in T-bone collisions include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injury and nerve damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Severe lacerations
- Crushed organs
- Severe contusions
Fault in a T-bone collision may appear to be straightforward in many cases, but occasionally can be made more complex. Mechanical failure or defective parts may have influenced the accident or, if the driver was on the job, demanding work conditions may have been a factor. Police will arrive at the scene of such a collision and provide an initial finding of fault, though this can later be challenged and overturned if additional evidence comes to light.
If you’ve suffered in a T-bone collision, one of the first calls you should make is to a Los Angeles car accident attorney who can get on the scene and perform a comprehensive investigation to ensure the right parties are held accountable. You deserve proper compensation for your injuries, and we are here to see that happen.
The compensation you deserve after an auto accident must be enough to cover your injuries, including the economic and non-economic damages you’ve suffered. Due to the severity of T-bone accidents, the compensation we obtain for our clients in these cases tends to be significant, and can include:
- Immediate and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Disability and disfigurement
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Wrongful death compensation for the family of a loved one who was killed
At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, our seasoned attorneys will work with you and your medical providers to establish the full extent of your injuries and any long-term effects they can have on your life. Based on this we will establish the maximum fair compensation you deserve and fight aggressively in and out of court to recover it.
When you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries from a T-bone collision, the last thing you want to be worrying about is talking to insurance adjusters and meeting legal deadlines for recovering compensation. Unfortunately, however, there’s no denying that medical bills can build up fast – and you need all the help you can get. When our T-bone accident attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, take on a case, we give it our full attention in order to take the stress and work off your plate as we fight on your behalf. Because we take our cases on contingency, there’s no out-of-pocket cost for our services until we win your case. Call us today at (818) 507-4311 to schedule a no-cost consultation and let us help you.