Phoenix T-Bone Collision Attorneys
One of the deadliest types of accidents on Phoenix roads are T-bone collisions. Even with great strides in car safety over the years, these side impact collisions can cause extensive trauma to drivers and passengers as they have little protection in a crash. Whether a collision occurred while a driver was rushing out of a parking lot or speeding through an intersection, victims often have to pay for their negligent actions.
Since 1996, The Husband & Wife Law Team has stood up for numerous clients who were left disabled, struggling to pay their bills, and traumatized by negligent drivers. We know firsthand how devastating a T-bone accident can be and how badly you just want to move on and heal. Let us use our years of expertise to fight to get you proper compensation for your injuries. We do not charge any fees for initial consultations, so there is no cost to calling our Phoenix T-bone collision attorneys at (602) 457-6222 for a free case evaluation.
During a rear-end or even head-on collision, drivers and passengers have some protection from their vehicle’s crumple zones. These areas, located in the hood and the trunk, can absorb the majority of damage during an accident and minimize an occupant’s injuries. In addition, front airbags will also deploy when the front of the vehicle is struck, helping to prevent severe brain injuries.
This is not the case with T-bone collisions. Vehicle occupants have little protection during such an accident, with drivers and passengers both suffering the full brunt of a colliding car or truck. A car’s doors may cave in, resulting in severe crush injuries to the side of the body, or a victim’s car may be knocked into other traffic or objects, causing further trauma. Side-impact collisions also account for almost 25% of all passenger deaths, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
T-bone accidents are almost never minor and come with high costs for victims. In our experience, car accident victims often suffer from:
- Traumatic brain injuries, including disabilities and neurological issues
- Spinal cord damage, including paralysis, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae
- Amputations and lost limbs
- Crush injuries and multiple broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Internal injuries
T-bone collisions are preventable when drivers follow the rules of the road and act responsibly. T-bone collisions often occur at intersections, the exits of parking lots, and any area where there is a cross-flow of traffic. In the majority of cases, negligent driving behavior is the driving force behind side-impact crashes. For example, a reckless driver can easily cause a T-bone collision while crossing multiple lanes to reach a freeway exit and striking another unaware driver. Or a driver may misjudge the speed of approaching cars at an intersection and make a careless left-turn into passing vehicles.
The most common causes of T-bone collisions include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failing to check blind spots and mirrors
- Reckless left-hand turns
- Crossing multiple lanes of traffic
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Careless lane merges
The financial and personal impact of a T-bone collision can be devastating. A single collision can cause catastrophic injuries, resulting in life-changing disabilities like paralysis, chronic pain, and mental health issues. Victims may be placed on long roads to recovery and require multiple surgeries, long hospitalizations, extensive physical therapy, and costly medications and medical equipment.
Alongside the medical costs of an accident, a victim’s work life may be turned upside down. The trauma of their injuries may force them to take weeks to months off work as they heal and get back on their feet. If they suffer a serious disability, they may need to change careers or industries due to the physical demands of their work.
There is also the great physical and emotional toll of a T-bone collision. Traumatic events like car accidents can result in deep emotional scars, including PTSD, anxiety, and depression, as well as long-term pain and discomfort. Victims, especially young children, may need therapy and psychiatric care to move past a collision.
All of these costs can weigh down heavily on a T-bone accident victim, but they should not be the ones to bear them. Rather, the negligent driver who injured them is responsible for paying compensation through his or her auto insurance company. If you were injured in a T-bone collision that was not your fault, then you may be able to recover compensation for:
- All medical expenses, including past and future treatment
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Recovering the full costs of your injuries requires the skill of a skilled personal injury attorney. Auto insurance companies often fight tooth and nail to avoid paying out fair settlements to car crash victims, even if they suffer severe injuries. Instead of taking on a big insurance company alone, let The Husband & Wife Law Team fight for your future.
At The Husband & Wife Law Team, our Phoenix personal injury attorneys have decades of combined experience fighting for victims of negligent drivers. We understand that the stakes are high and that you just want to move on after a T-bone collision. When we take on a new client, we assure them we will handle all of the heavy lifting, from communicating with the other driver’s insurance company to collecting evidence to support your case. We will guide you through the legal process and out the other side with compassion and professionalism. To discuss your case in a free initial consultation, contact us at (602) 457-6222.
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