West Palm Beach T-Bone Collision Attorney
One of the most jarring types of collisions is a T-bone crash. One minute, you are driving through an intersection with a green light, and the next you see a slight movement out of the corner of your eye before being slammed into by a drunk driver. Anytime one vehicle’s front end impacts another’s side panels, it is considered a T-bone crash; T-bone collisions often end in broken bones, chronic whiplash, traumatic brain injury, and even death. If you were injured in a T-bone crash, whether you were the person who got T-boned or the driver who impacted the other car that failed to yield right of way, the West Palm Beach T-bone collision attorneys here at Hale Law can help you file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver who caused your injuries.
When The T-Boning Driver is at Fault
T-bone collisions are generally caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, aggressive driving, or falling asleep while driving. As the victim, you may have been in the vehicle that T-boned the other, or the vehicle that got T-boned. Examples of when the party that did the T-boning includes the following:
- They ran a red light or tried to “beat” a yellow light. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, well over one million Florida drivers are cited with running red lights annually;
- They sped through a yellow light that had just turned red as you made a legal left turn across traffic;
- They pulled out from a side street as you passed by on the main road; and
- They lost control of their vehicle while speeding or making an erratic maneuver and T-boned you.
When The T-Boned Driver is at Fault
The driver who gets T-boned is sometimes at fault, usually in failure to yield right of way scenarios. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, failure to yield right of way is the fourth-leading cause of fatal collisions. Common examples of failure to yield, resulting in a T-bone collision, include the following:
- Pulling out from a side street or parking lot onto a main road and being struck by a vehicle;
- Running a stop sign or red light and being T-boned by a car with the right of way in the intersection; and
- Suddenly backing up without looking in a parking lot and being T-boned by a slowly passing vehicle.
Contact a West Palm Beach T-Bone Injury Attorney With Hale Law Today
Injuries associated with T-bone collisions are often common. They include spinal cord injuries, soft tissue injuries such as lacerations and whiplash, traumatic brain injury, and broken bones. The at-fault party can be sued for medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, property damage, and much more. If you are the victim of another driver’s impatience, reckless driving, texting or cell phone use, or other form of negligence, we can help hold them accountable. Call the experienced West Palm Beach attorney at Hale Law, today at 941-735-4529 to schedule a free consultation.