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Seminole County T-Bone Accidents: An Attorney Can Help

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T-bone accidents (also known as “broadside accidents”) occur when one vehicle smashes into the side of another vehicle. This usually happens when a driver fails to stop at a traffic light or stop sign or pulls out into traffic when making a left-turn.

Common factors in T-bone accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Drunk or drug-impaired driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Inclement road conditions

At the Law Offices of Scott M. Miller, P.A., we have seen the devastation and trauma caused by T-bone accidents. We have seen many lives turned upside down because of someone else’s careless behavior. Our experienced legal team can put our knowledge to work and help you seek the justice you deserve.

Where do T-bone accidents happen?

T-bone accidents usually occur in the following types of intersections:

  • Traffic lights and stop signs: Sometimes drivers will blow through a red light or fail to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.
  • Traffic lights with multiple lanes: These types of intersections are especially prone to T-bone accidents. When multiple lanes are involved, a single crash can affect more than one vehicle.
  • Side streets: T-bone accidents that occur on side streets are commonly caused when a driver pulls into traffic while making a left turn.

Common injuries

T-bone accidents account for roughly 25 percent of all crashes. There is very little protection between the side of a passenger-vehicle and its driver. Injuries can often be severe and life-threatening. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken bones
  • Muscle and nerve damage
  • Head-injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Cuts, bruises, and contusions
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Filing a claim after a T-bone accident

If you or a loved one was injured in a T-bone accident, you may be unable to work or engage in activities you enjoy. Further, your injuries may require months of physical therapy, surgery, and other medical procedures that can be costly.

Unfortunately, filing a claim and obtaining compensation in a T-bone accident is not as easy as you think. Proving that another driver was at fault may be difficult. Sometimes the driver who is struck is at fault. Other times, both drivers can be at fault to some degree. Your T-bone accident may require a thorough investigation, as well as a detailed police report and statements from witnesses. An experienced Seminole County auto accident attorney can help.

One of our highly skilled attorneys can investigate the cause of your T-bone accident and gather crucial details to support your claim. With years of experience and legal knowledge under our belt, we’ll gladly handle your case and help you maximize your compensation.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your options. You can also call us toll free at 866-MILLER-5 (866-645-5375). Don’t worry about the costs. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if you win.