Determining Fault And Seeking Damages After A T-Bone Accident
It is the worst nightmare of most drivers.
You wait patiently for the light to turn green, quickly look both ways, press down on the accelerator and get T-boned by a negligent driver who decided that risking the lives of innocent people was more a risk they were willing to take if it meant not having to wait their turn at a red light.
This situation is a sad reality for too many families in North Carolina. If you have lost a family member in a side-impact collision, your fight is only just beginning. As if your emotional pain is not enough, the insurance companies will pull out all the stops to prevent you from obtaining a remedy for your family’s financial pain.
At Roberts & Harris PC, we fight the insurance dragons on behalf of people who have lost loved ones in fatal T-bone car accidents. Our team, including a former insurance company defense attorney, is well-equipped to provide you with compassionate counsel while maximizing your compensation for accident-related damages. Call 877-404-1138 now for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
What Is A T-Bone Vehicle Accident?
Side-impact collisions are commonly referred to as “T-bone” accidents due to the vehicles involved forming a T shape at the point of impact. They typically occur when a driver fails to stop at a red light or stop sign, entering an intersection to make contact with a vehicle that has the right of way. Since at least one of the vehicles is going full speed, such accidents routinely result in catastrophic injuries and deaths, leaving survivors faced with immense emotional and financial hardships.
Why File A T-Bone Accident Lawsuit?
We understand that no amount of money can truly replace what you have lost. A wrongful death lawsuit is not about replacing your loved one; it is about making your family financially whole for what you have gone through and holding those responsible accountable for their negligence. A wrongful death settlement or jury award can provide you with financial resources to cover damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Your loss of companionship
- Your loved one’s future earnings
How To Prove Fault In A T-Bone Accident Claim
As with any motor vehicle accident, a thorough investigation will need to take place in order to determine what happened and who is at fault. Resources such as police reports, witness statements and traffic cameras are all valuable in piecing together the puzzle. Where necessary, we work with professional experts such as accident reconstructionists to gain a clear understanding of liability. From there, we pursue wrongful death and personal injury claims against all liable parties in order to maximize the financial compensation for the injured and those who have lost a family member as a result of negligence.
Let Us Help You
You have enough on your mind without having to fight the insurance companies. Call 877-404-1138 or request a free consultation online, and we will take care of the rest. We will not charge a fee unless we recover compensation.