While driving may be something that you do every day, it’s one of the most common causes of accidents and injuries. While a minor fender-bender may not leave you with any major harm, a T-bone accident is much more serious. At the law office of Tetzel Law, our experienced car accident attorney can provide representation and support if you’ve been T-boned in Massachusetts. Reach out to our law firm directly today to learn more.
The Basics of a T-Bone Accident
A T-bone accident happens when the front of one car collides with the side of another, resulting in the vehicles forming a “T”-like shape. T-bone accidents are most common at intersections and often happen when one driver fails to yield to another, usually as a result of speeding or running a red light or stop sign.
T-bone accidents can cause serious injuries to all parties involved. Because these accidents often happen when vehicles are traveling at full speed, there is often a large amount of force involved in this type of crash. The more force involved, the more severe the damages to vehicles and the higher the risk of injury.
Liability in a T-Bone Accident
After a T-bone accident occurs, both drivers involved should file a claim against their own insurance company’s Personal Injury Protection, or PIP, coverage. However, because injuries will likely be serious, a victim may have grounds to step outside of the no-fault system and pursue compensation directly against the at-fault driver. Liability is based on negligence—the failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care. Speeding, running a red light, failing to yield, or driving while distracted are all examples of negligence that could lead to liability.
To prove liability, it’s important to gather evidence. Video footage, police reports, eyewitness testimony, and the opinion of an accident reconstruction expert are all compelling evidence types.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries and Damages
When you’ve been in a T-bone accident caused by the negligence of another party, you deserve to be compensated in full for your harm. A car accident attorney in Massachusetts can help you to recover compensation to pay for the value of your economic and noneconomic damages.
- Economic damages. Economic damages are damages for the actual costs you have accrued, such as medical bills or property damage expenses. Lost wages and loss of earning capacity are also recoverable economic damages.
- Noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages are damages for the value of intangible losses, such as the value of your pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
Call Tetzel Law Today
When you are involved in a serious car accident that leaves you with financial losses and psychological and physical harm, you need a skilled car accident attorney in Massachusetts on your side to advocate for you. At the office of Tetzel Law, our T-bone car accident attorney can help. To schedule your free consultation and learn more about our legal services, call us at (617) 742-1700 today.