T-Bone or Side Impact Accidents Attorney
Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Offices serving all of Florida
As you crossed through the intersection with the right-of-way, you see it out of the corner of your eye. But before you even have time to react, it all happens in a flash. Your vehicle has just been hit from the side.
T-bone accidents, also known as side impact accidents, are a common car accident you find at intersections and in parking lots. These especially occur when there are stop signs instead of traffic lights.
Even though the accident isn’t your fault, you have insurance papers to file, a damaged vehicle, and tons of medical bills. You have taken hours off work to seek out medical attention or maybe you’re in too much pain to work at all.
No matter what, you are definitely overwhelmed—and the attorneys at Leifer Law Firm completely understand. You didn’t cause the accident, you are the victim. But, you are being treated as though it is your fault by having to pay all of the bills.
The Facts about T-Bone Accidents
Side impact crashes happen when one vehicle strikes the side of another. These can cause more serious injuries, especially depending on how fast the striking vehicle was moving and if they hit the driver or passenger side straight on.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 3,000 cars involved in fatal crashes that were side impact accidents in 2011. In Florida, some of the most deadly crashes were directly associated with T-bone accidents.
Proving Liability in Side Impact Crashes
A side impact crash is often the result of irresponsible and almost reckless driving behavior. Some of the causes of these types of accidents can include:
- Failing to follow traffic signals or signs
- Distracted driving
- Poor weather or road conditions
- Vehicle mechanical malfunction
- Reckless driving
Most people who operate vehicles on Florida roads and highways are required to do so with a reasonable amount of care. While not everything is preventable, reckless driving behavior can be; therefore, if a person drives recklessly or fails to follow the rules of the road, they may be considered negligent under the law—and responsible for your injuries.
We Work Hard to Prove Your Case
Regardless of how severe or minor your injuries were, you didn’t cause the accident. Our attorneys will work hard to prove who was at fault so that you can get the compensation you deserve. For years, the attorneys at Leifer Law Firm have helped hundreds of clients just like you with our investigative, process.
Just some of the things we can do for you include:
- Investigate the accident scene
- Gather evidence, conduct witness interviews, reconstruct your crash, etc.
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters that do not consider your real costs
- Deal with the medical costs and paperwork so that you can recover –not worry
- Take away your worries so you can focus on more important things while we get you the compensation you need
- Answer your legal questions and concerns so that you know exactly what is going on with your case
You Deserve Compensation
You deserve compensation for your side impact crash injuries. Whether you were partially at fault or not, the state of Florida allows you to collect damages for accidents where another party was negligent and contributed to your injuries. Just some of the monetary compensation you may be entitled to include:
- Medical Bills (including future medical costs)
- Lost Wages
- Personal Property Damage
- Loss of Future Earning Capacity
- Wrongful Death
- Funeral Expenses (if a wrongful death occurs)
Meet with a West Palm Beach Accident Attorney Today
The types of monetary damages you may be rewarded can vary greatly, but you have limited time to file your personal injury claim. Speak with an attorney right away to get started to increase the chances of maximum settlement.
If you or a loved one was injured in a side impact crash, contact the West Palm Beach side-impact collision attorneys at Leifer Law Firm today for a free consultation. We can meet with you wherever it is convenient and we offer free case assessments so that you know if you have a valid claim.
Call us now at 561-395-8055 to schedule your initial consultation.