Katy T-Bone Accident Attorney
T-bone, or side-impact, crashes typically result in serious injury due to the speed of the vehicle that T-bones the other. Both parties are usually injured; the driver who got T-boned was impacted in part of the vehicle that usually has zero crumple zone protection, while the driver who T-boned the other essentially comes to a stop in less than a second, causing serious brain and neck injuries. If you were injured in a T-bone crash, you can hold the at-fault driver accountable by filing a personal injury claim. The West Law Office can help. Our Katy T-bone accident attorneys will be by your side every step of the way, from filing the claim and gathering evidence, to advocating on your behalf in and out of the courtroom.
Six Examples of how T-Bone Crashes Happen
Not every driver who T-bones the other is at fault. Likewise, not every driver who gets T-boned is innocent. Either party can be at fault, depending on the circumstances. Examples of where and how T-bone crashes are likely to occur include the following:
- Busy intersection—The at-fault driver blows through a stop sign or stop light, T-boning the vehicle already in the intersection that had the right of way.
- Side street—The at-fault driver pulls out in front of the driver going straight, who had the right of way, and the at-fault driver gets T-boned.
- Illegal U turn—While there is no rule that bans U turns, unless a sign prohibits it, making a U turn is only legal when the turning driver has a clear view and plenty of time to make the turn without impeding oncoming traffic. If a driver making a U turn cuts off oncoming traffic and gets T-boned in the process, they are at fault,
- Turning across traffic—Drivers who are in a rush to make a left turn are often tempted to floor it and hope that oncoming traffic will either slow down, or somehow magically avoid them. When they value their own time more than their lives and the lives of others, collisions are inevitable.
- Excessive speeding—If you get T-boned by pulling out in front of a vehicle that has the right of way, but that driver was going well over the speed limit, they should be held at fault. Speed limits exist for a reason. One of those reasons is to give every road user a rough idea of the speed that others are driving, thereby offering a way to judge the speed of oncoming traffic.
- Drunk driving—If a driver is drunk, there is no telling what they might do. They might blow through a stop sign, or they may simply fall asleep at the wheel, cross the median, and plow into the side of a car that is stopped at a red light. T-bone crashes can happen anywhere.
Contact a Katy T-Bone Accident Attorney Today
If you have serious injuries, such as whiplash, concussion, lacerations, or fractured bones, you deserve to be heavily compensated by the negligent driver who caused the T-bone crash. Call the Katy T-bone accident attorneys at The West Law Office today at 283-347-3247 to schedule a free consultation.