Skilled Freehold, New Jersey, Trial Attorneys Successfully Advocate For Injured Car Accident Victims
T-bone accidents, also known as side impact collisions, are one of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. These types of accidents can cause serious – if not fatal – injuries, depending upon the speed the vehicles are traveling at the time they collide. Many accident victims consider pursuing legal action against the other driver. Before doing so, it is important to understand your rights under personal injury law, the claims process, and other factors to determine the merits of your case. The skilled trial attorneys at Lomurro Law successfully advocate for injured car accident victims, protecting their rights and recovering just compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Is The Driver Who Hit The Other Vehicle Always At Fault?
Each accident must be evaluated on the specific circumstances of the incident, and no two accidents are exactly the same. While in the majority of cases, the driver who hit the other vehicle is considered at fault for the accident, proving fault is not always simple. Several factors must be considered in determining responsibility for the accident. These are then incorporated into the overall evaluation regarding the merits of your case against the other driver in your T-bone accident.
Common Causes Of T-Bone Accidents
Many T-bone accidents occur at intersections as the result of one driver running through a red light, colliding with another vehicle that had the right of way. Other times, a driver is making a left turn and another driver cuts them off, resulting in a side impact collision to the passenger side of the vehicle. T-bone accidents often cause serious injuries because the victim has very little protection from the force of impact, other than the side window and the door.
Proving Negligence In An Accident
Personal injury law protects those that have been injured in accidents that are the result of another person or entity’s negligent actions. Even though it may be obvious to you that the other driver caused your T-bone accident, legal negligence must be proven. Taking a few simple steps after the accident can assist with your personal injury claim, including:
- Immediately seek medical attention for any injured passengers
- Call 911 to report the accident; this ensures that there will be a police report filed
- Exchange contact information with the other driver
- Obtain contact information for any witnesses at the scene
- Refrain from talking to the other driver; this may be construed as admitting fault
- Take photos of the accident scene, the vehicles, lighting, road conditions, and any traffic signals
In some situations, a defective part on the other driver’s vehicle may have contributed to the accident, and several entities may then be considered liable for the accident.
We Protect Your Rights And Recover The Compensation You Deserve
Experiencing a T-bone accident can be traumatic and frightening. The dedicated team at Lomurro Law, protects your rights and fights to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses. We are available to answer your questions and discuss your accident claim and serve accident victims throughout Monmouth County, including Asbury Park, Long Branch, Freehold Township and Wall Township. Arrange a confidential consultation by contacting our office at 732-482-9285 or contact us online.