A t-bone accident is a crash where the front of one car hits the side of another. These crashes can cause a lot of property damage and serious injuries, and if you were harmed in such an accident you may have legal options. A Pike County, KY car accident lawyer can help you sue for damages and hold negligent drivers accountable for the harm that they have caused.
What Are Some Common Causes of a T-Bone Accident?
The most common causes of t-bone accidents are probably reckless and distracted driving. These crashes occur when the front of a vehicle hits the side of another, and that really only happens when one driver is not paying attention or does not care if they cause harm.
A t-bone accident is especially likely at a four-way intersection. If people need to stop and be conscious of who has the right of way, mistakes can sometimes be made. In some situations, a person ignores the stop sign or traffic light and decides that they have to go right now, and that results in a crash. If someone acts irresponsibly like this, they need to be held accountable for their actions.
What Kinds of Injuries Can Be Suffered in a T-Bone Accident?
A t-bone accident can also happen in a parking lot, usually when one driver is backing out of a space. These collisions often occur at lower speeds, but this kind of accident can cause worrying injuries at any speed. Victims usually end up with:
- Cuts and scrapes
- Broken bones
- Ligament damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spine injuries, like whiplash
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
Some of these injuries could require care and rehabilitation that result in years of expenses.
Can I Sue for Compensation After a T-Bone Accident?
If you’re looking at a growing pile of medical bills after your t-bone accident, you should pursue compensation. An insurer might offer you a settlement, but this first offer is rarely sufficient. An attorney from our firm can help you fight for compensation that makes up for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Any other pain and suffering
How Long Do I Have to Begin My Personal Injury Case?
If you do decide to pursue damages, it is wise to act quickly. You have just one year to begin the legal process here in Kentucky due to the statute of limitations. Sue after that year is up and your case is likely to get thrown out.
Acting quickly also has other benefits. It can make it easier for your lawyer to track down evidence and the memories of any witnesses will be fresher. Plus, the sooner you sue the sooner you can secure the compensation you deserve!
Schedule Your Consultation With Our Team
If you think that you have a case, contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC. We can schedule a consultation and learn more about what happened to you. Then we can help you fight for the compensation you are owed.