Atlanta T Bone Accident Lawyer
A T-bone crash, also called a side-impact collision, occurs when the front end of one vehicle collides with the side of another, forming a T shape, hence the name. The most common area for a T-bone collision to happen is in an intersection, and they are generally caused when a driver fails to yield the right of way. These types of collisions are extremely dangerous to everyone involved, and serious injuries are almost a guaranteed. In fact, side impact collisions account for 23 percent of fatal passenger vehicle collisions, according to the IIHS.
Our Atlanta T-bone accident lawyer at Sawyer Injury Law has successfully handled many T-bone claims. We’re prepared to take on your case so that you are not stuck with bills and medical debt that should be the responsibility of another driver.
How Did the T-Bone Crash Happen?
Either driver can be at fault in a T-bone crash—the driver who got T-boned or the driver who “did” the T-boning. For example:
- Driver A runs a red light, T-boning Driver B, who had the right of way as they crossed the intersection (Driver A is at fault);
- Driver A is obeying traffic laws while going straight through a four-way intersection, but Drier A has no stop sign. Driver B pulls out from a side street at that four-way intersection, failing to yield the right of way, and gets T-boned by driver A. In this case, Driver B is at fault.
As such, the police cannot assume that because you got T-boned, the other driver is at fault. The same is true if you were the driver who T-boned the other—you or the other driver could be at fault. A careful investigation needs to be conducted to determine who caused the crash, and we can help ensure that the truth is revealed and that the at-fault driver is found liable.
Were You Hit by a Larger Vehicle?
SUVs and large pickup trucks have gained in popularity ever since the early 2000s, creating a vast size difference in passenger vehicle size and weight. While some people are driving 3,000-pound sedans and hatchbacks, others are operating passenger vehicles at two to even three times the weight.
The chances of serious injury or death drastically increase when a smaller vehicle is T-boned by a larger vehicle, such as an SUV or pickup truck, according to research by the National Institute of Health. While the researchers, back in 2003 when the paper was written, hoped to “include incentives to narrow the weight differences between vehicle types,” the reality is that SUVs and pickups have only grown larger over the past few decades, making T-bone collisions even more dangerous.
Contact an Atlanta Rear-End Collision Attorney Today
As a victim of a T-bone collision, you have the opportunity to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party who caused the crash. The proceeds from your claim can be used to pay for your hospital bills, ongoing medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, and other damages, such as pain and suffering. Contact us today at Sawyer Injury Law and schedule a free consultation with our Atlanta T-bone crash attorney.