Dallas T-Bone Crashes Lawyer
T-bone accidents in Dallas can leave everyone involved with serious injuries, costly medical bills, missed work time, vehicle damage, and much more. If you were the victim of this type of injury, you should not have to cover the costs from your own pocket. A Dallas T-bone crashes lawyer can help you pursue compensation for damages you might be entitled to receive.
Our Dallas car accident lawyers are here to assist you with your T-bone accident case. We help those injured in car or truck accidents win what they deserve after an accident someone else caused. Our lawyers are careful to keep you informed throughout every step of your case, and we do not charge a fee unless we’re able to win you compensation.
Contact us today and we’ll get you started with a FREE consultation and case evaluation. Call (214) 305-8277 or contact us online to get matched with the best lawyer for your needs for FREE.
How T-Bone Accidents Happen in Dallas
T-bone crashes typically happen at intersections where one driver does not yield the right-of-way to another driver who is crossing the intersection from another direction. The at-fault driver might run a red light, run a stop sign, or fail to yield before turning left.
T-bone accidents can also result from:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Trying to beat a red light
- Improper left turn
- Reckless driving
- Road rage
When a driver crashes into the side of another vehicle, usually at a roughly 90-degree angle, it creates a “T” shape — thus, the name T-bone crash. The force of the crash often causes the second car’s side to cave in, which can cause serious vehicle damage and injuries to the vehicle’s occupants.
Although many newer-model vehicles come with additional safety features, such as side airbags, to help reduce the damage of T-bone accidents, the side of a vehicle is still less protected than other parts. That’s why these types of accidents often lead to serious head, brain, or neck injuries.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), side-impact accidents like T-bone crashes made up 23% of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2018. That’s the second-highest cause of these types of deaths, behind head-on crashes.
T-Bone Truck Accidents
T-bone truck accidents are especially common. Large commercial trucks need a lot of extra time and distance to slow down, stop, and turn. Although truck drivers know this, many of them will perform illegal rolling stops or try to pass through an intersection before they need to stop at a red light.
Truck accidents can also result in T-bone accidents if:
- The truck driver tries to turn left even when they don’t have a green turn arrow (or the arrow has since turned from yellow to red).
- The truck has not been properly maintained and there are issues with the brakes or steering.
- The driver does not check their blind spot or look for other vehicles before passing through an intersection or turning at an intersection.
- Weather conditions impair the driver’s visibility or make the truck slide and cause a collision.
Truck drivers have a duty to drive very carefully on Dallas roads. They operate enormous vehicles that require a lot of care and concentration to drive properly. Unfortunately, the long hours and strict deadlines truck drivers face can lead them to make driving decisions that are not safe or wise.
If you or a loved one were injured in a T-bone crash with a truck in Dallas, don’t wait to get the help you need. Our compassionate and experienced lawyers can help you build a strong personal injury case (or wrongful death case if you lost a loved one) to seek the compensation that you are entitled to receive.
To get a FREE, no-strings-attached consultation and learn about your legal rights and options, call us at (214) 305-8277 or contact us online today.
Who Is Responsible for a T-Bone Crash in Dallas?
In Texas, the negligent party in an injury accident is legally liable for the damages. The state uses what’s called proportionate responsibility as covered under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 33.001:
- A claimant cannot recover damages if they are more than 50% responsible for the injury.
- If you were 50% or less at fault for the accident, you can still seek compensation.
- Your compensation would be reduced by the percentage of responsibility you hold for the accident.
The at-fault driver in a T-bone crash is usually the driver who was careless. In rare cases, the responsible party might be a maintenance company (if a poorly-maintained vehicle part led to the accident), a vehicle manufacturer (if there were vehicle defects that caused the accident), or a government entity (if certain road conditions caused the crash).
Chances are high that if you were injured in a T-bone accident, the other driver is fully at fault. However, there are situations where both drivers (or more than two drivers) are partially responsible for a crash. If you are worried you might have contributed to the accident in some way, talk to a Dallas T-bone crashes lawyer first before accepting or admitting any fault.
We’ve found that many T-bone accident victims assume they somehow caused part of the accident, but they are surprised to learn that they were not at fault in any way. Your lawyer can examine the details of the accident and uncover the facts. They will then work to get you the fullest compensation possible based on the details.
Building an Injury Case After a T-Bone Crash in Dallas
After you contact your lawyer to discuss your case, they will begin gathering evidence from the accident to use in your personal injury claim. Your lawyer will also calculate the total of your personal injury damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
You’ll file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company — but it’s not over there. Insurance companies are looking for ways to reduce how much they have to pay on each injury claim, so be prepared for a lowball initial settlement offer. You’ll want a lawyer on your side well before this point so they can negotiate with the insurance company for a fairer offer.
Talk to a Dallas T-Bone Crashes Lawyer During a Free Consultation Today
Our Dallas car accident lawyers are dedicated to getting injured individuals like you the compensation you need and deserve. Don’t get stuck paying for the costs of another driver’s negligence. We can help you build a strong case and fight for your compensation rights — and we don’t charge a thing unless we win your case.
To get started with a FREE consultation and learn more, call us at (214) 305-8277 or contact us online today.
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