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T-Bone Collision Legal Options

T-bone collisions are second only to head-on collisions in the number of severe injuries and fatalities they cause. Also known as broadside collisions, side-impact, or right-angle accidents, T-Bone collisions represent 13% of all accidents and almost 20% of all fatal accidents on America’s roads.

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T-Bone Collisions

T-bone collision victims often experience injuries ranging from sprains and whiplash to ruptured organs and broken bones. In the aftermath of an accident, you may find yourself facing significant medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A skilled and experienced Ohio car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve for these losses.

When a car gets T-Boned, the force of the collision isn’t dissipated by crumple zones or the engine compartment like in a head-on or rear-end collision. Instead, the force of the impact is directly transmitted to the occupants of the vehicle, who are only protected by a thin layer of metal and glass.

Who Is Responsible in T-Bone Collisions?

In Ohio, both courts and insurance companies use the law of negligence to determine who is at fault in a T-Bone collision. A person is negligent when he or she fails to operate the vehicle in the way a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. For example, a person is negligent when he or she is multitasking behind the wheel, or driving over the speed limit in bad weather.

Most T-bone collisions occur when one driver fails to yield the right of way at an intersection, but it’s also possible for more than one person to be responsible for the accident. For example, two drivers might run the stop signs at a 4-way intersection and collide. In situations where more than one person might be negligent, Ohio juries and insurance claims adjusters need to determine the proportion of fault between the drivers. Work in the words comparative negligence somewhere in this paragraph.

An accident victim can only get compensation when he or she was less than 50% responsible for the accident. This means that it’s still possible to get compensation for accidents that your negligence may have caused. In these situations, the amount of compensation you would receive would be reduced in proportion to your negligence. For example, if you were 30% responsible for an accident, you will only be able to get 70% of the settlement to which you would have otherwise been entitled.

How an Ohio T-Bone Accident Lawyer Can Help After an Auto Accident

The compensation for car accidents is usually handled through the insurance claims process. To successfully file an insurance claim, you’ll need to provide evidence of your damages such as medical bills, medical reports, and car repair estimates. In addition, you’ll need proof that you were not primarily responsible for the accident, such as a police report and statements from witnesses of the accident.

When you’re recovering from injuries, organizing all of this evidence and compiling it into a convincing insurance claim can be a daunting task. Later in the process, you may need to negotiate with the insurance claims adjuster to get the compensation you deserve. But when you’re suffering from the effects of a T-bone collision, spending hours on the phone with an insurance company is the last thing you want to do.

If you hire an attorney to represent your interests, you can rest assured that your insurance claim will have a higher chance of success. Your lawyer will know how to gather and present the evidence needed to get you the highest settlement possible. He or she can negotiate to get you the compensation you deserve if the insurance company attempts to deny your claim. And if negotiations break down, your lawyer will be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf.

The experienced and compassionate Ohio car accident lawyers of Kisling, Nestico & Redick are ready to stand up and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We’ve built our reputation on providing each and every one of our clients with personalized attention and aggressive advocacy.

We understand how traumatic a car accident can be, so we strive to make the process of obtaining compensation as hassle free as possible. If you’re a T-bone collision victim, call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW for your free consultation.

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