A t-bone accident is when the front of one car hits the broadside of another. It is one of the most dangerous types of accidents for both drivers. These accidents usually happen when one driver has proceeded when the other has the right of way. It is not always easy to prove who is at fault in a t-bone accident.
The usual rule is that the car whose front hit the other car is at fault for the accident. That is not always the case with a t-bone accident. The car may hit the other because the struck vehicle ran a stop sign or a red line. The key is to have proof of what happened in the accident because the insurance company may find you to blame. When there has been a t-bone accident, someone has clearly done something wrong. To receive compensation, you must show that it was the other driver.
Leave Nothing to Chance and Get Legal Help Immediately
The most important thing that you can do is call a lawyer right away after the accident. You have a very limited window of time to gather the evidence that you need to back up your side of the story. If you do not move quickly, this evidence can be lost forever, and all that you have on your side is your own word. Your attorney will immediately work to assemble your case and talk to potential witnesses with an eye towards proving your case.
The other critical thing is to keep quiet on your own and not speak to anyone about your accident. Oftentimes, the responsible party in a t-bone crash is the one who makes the first admission that hurts their own case. The other insurance company is trying to get you to say something that may indicate that you are to blame, whether you mean it or not. The sooner that you get a lawyer, the quicker you can be protected from insurance company pressure to get you to say something. You are under no obligation to speak to the other insurance company, and it is usually a bad idea to do so.
The police report will be a key factor in the insurance company’s determination. If a police officer shows up at the scene and finds that the other driver ran a stop sign or red light or made an illegal turn, they could issue the driver a citation. This can help show that they were at fault for the accident.
Illinois and Missouri Car Accident Lawyers
After your car accident, the call that you need to make is to Walton Telken. We will go to work for you immediately. Call us at (844) 307-7349 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
How Do I Win a Car Accident Lawsuit?
You must prove that the other driver was negligent.
How Do I Prove Negligence?
You must have proof that the other driver did something that would be considered unreasonable.
How Much Is My Car Accident Settlement Worth?
It all depends on your own individual damages and injuries.