Tampa T-Bone and Broadside Accident Lawyer
Attorney Armando Edmiston knows how to get results
Many car accidents happen at intersections. There is a lot of traffic and vehicles traveling in different directions. When a car crashes into the side of another car at around a 90-degree angle, it is known as a T-bone accident, one of the most dangerous types of car accidents to happen at an intersection. They happen fast and can result in severe injury or even death.
If you’ve been in a T-bone accident, you may have a concussion, whiplash, broken bones, or a spinal cord injury. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Your injuries can have long-lasting effects so it’s important to act quickly. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. At Armando Personal Injury Law, T-bone accident attorney Armando Edmiston knows how to get results and has recovered millions for his clients. Learn more about how our law firm can help you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
How do T-Bone accidents happen?
Also known as broadside accidents, T-bone accidents usually occur when a vehicle fails to yield or stop when they are supposed to. A driver may run a red light or pass through a stop sign and end up crashing into the side of another vehicle. Broadside accidents can also happen when a car is pulling out of a driveway, unaware of any oncoming traffic.
Most T-bone accidents are caused by the negligence of a driver. There are many different reasons why T-bone accidents happen. Some of the most common include:
- A distracted driver fails to pay attention to an intersection
- A driver falls asleep at the wheel and runs a red light
- A drunk driver runs through a stop sign
- A driver speeding through an intersection can’t stop in time
Although the majority of broadside accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers, there are other reasons that could also lead to T-bone accidents, such as:
- Poor road conditions
- Broken traffic lights/signs
- Defective auto parts
If you were T-boned while turning left, proceeding through an intersection, or in any other scenario, you may not know exactly why it happened. All you know is that you’re injured and need help navigating the claims process. That’s where an attorney can make a significant difference.
How serious are T-bone accidents?
Unfortunately, T-bone crashes often cause severe injuries. That’s because the side of a car provides much less protection than the front or rear. The blunt force trauma of the impact is transferred directly into the victim’s body. Some of the injuries we’ve seen in a T-bone accident include:
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Neck and back injuries
- Hip and knee injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
There is no single average payout for T-bone accidents. It all depends on the severity of your injuries and the effects they have had on your life. An experienced lawyer can fight for the full compensation you need and deserve.
How a T-bone accident attorney can help
It may seem obvious who the at-fault driver is when you are involved in a T-bone accident, but sometimes it is not that simple. The at-fault driver may deny liability and the insurance companies will try to deny your claim. Intersections are confusing places, and witnesses may disagree on what happened. And under Florida law, if you are found more than 50 percent at fault, you cannot recover compensation.
That is why you need an experienced broadside accident lawyer who can help you throughout the legal process and advocate for your rights every step of the way.
Attorney Armando Edmiston will handle every aspect of your claim and work hard to get you the best results. At our law firm, we treat our clients like family. Your problems are our problems. At Armando Personal Injury Law, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win. We also offer a free consultation. Contact us today to schedule yours.