T-Bone Accident Attorney
A T-bone accident, also referred to as a side impact collision, is one of the most dangerous types of car accidents in Arizona. These accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries and other life-threatening injuries. If you suffer injuries in a T-bone accident, seek immediate medical attention.
How to Determine Which Driver Caused a T-Bone Accident
Fault in a T-bone accident isn’t always automatically clear. In fact, more than one driver can be responsible for a T-bone accident. For instance, if two drivers have stop signs, they have to determine who has the right of way. Let’s say one driver doesn’t stop at a stop sign and T-bones a distracted driver, who would have noticed the other driver and possibly avoided an accident if he or she wasn’t distracted. In this case, both the drivers may be assigned some blame.
If you were recently in a T-bone accident and have to determine fault, you will need to provide sufficient evidence. For example, if the police showed up to the scene of the accident, make sure to obtain a copy of the police report. This report will include information about the accident, such as an objective opinion of who was at fault.
If there were witnesses present at the accident scene, you may want to ask for their names and contact information. They saw the actual accident take place and can provide their recollection of the event.
If possible, take multiple photos of the accident scene, such as photos of all the vehicles involved in the accident and traffic signals.
Damages in a T-Bone Accident Case
If you were hurt in a T-bone accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the damages you suffered. These damages may include your medical bills, lost wages and property damage. It is important to keep records of your out-of-pocket expenses, such as doctor’s bills and auto repair bills to prove your damages in court.
You may have also sustained non-economic damages, which can’t be proven with tangible documentation. For instance, if you have suffered ongoing lower back pain from the accident, you may be able to claim pain and suffering damages.