T-bone crashes happen when one car collides with another in a “T” shape. Unfortunately, T-bone accidents often leave Atlanta residents with severe or fatal injuries. If you or a family member were injured, call an Atlanta T-bone crashes accident lawyer today.
Our lawyers at John Foy & Associates can help. With 20-plus years of experience, we know what it takes to win. That’s why we work exclusively for injury victims.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation. We’ll evaluate your case and go over your legal options with you. You also don’t pay a thing unless we win your case. To get your FREE consultation, call (404) 400-4000, or contact us online.
Negligence in T-Bone Crashes in Atlanta
T-bone accidents typically happen when a driver is negligent. Negligence means a lack of ordinary care (Georgia Code Section 51-1-2). If someone’s carelessness leads to an injury accident, the negligent party is at fault.
If you were the victim of an accident, you can seek compensation for your costs. You’ll need to do this through a personal injury claim. Before filing your claim, you must determine who was negligent.
Building Your Personal Injury Case
When a driver causes an accident, their auto insurance company should cover the damages. As the injured motorist, you’ll need to file a personal injury claim with the insurer. Your claim should prove the following:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care
- The driver breached their duty of care
- The breached duty led to the accident
- You suffered injuries because of the accident
All drivers must drive with reasonable care for others on the road. If someone is careless, they are responsible for the damages they cause. Examples of negligence include:
- Failing to yield
- Running a red light
- Making an illegal turn
Your injury claim will need to show how the other driver was at fault. Your claim should also include your total damages from the accident. Building a claim is not easy, so it’s best to work with an experienced lawyer.
At John Foy & Associates, we’ll help you build a strong injury claim. We’ll also investigate the cause of the accident to prove who was at fault. To learn more, contact us for a FREE consultation.
Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your FREE consultation today.
Damages for T-Bone Accident Victims
If you were not at fault for your accident, you can pursue full compensation for your damages. There are many types of damages in a personal injury case. To have an eligible claim, you must have losses from a physical injury.
Here are common damages in a T-bone accident claim.
Medical bills typically make up the most substantial part of a claim. They’re also some of the most immediate costs you’ll have.
You will likely have medical damages like:
- Doctor bills
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medications
- Ongoing or future medical costs
Your lawyer will consider all medical-related expenses. That includes the costs of physical therapy or rehabilitation. If your injuries leave you disabled, your lawyer will account for that, too.
If you were working before the accident, you’ll probably miss work time. Severe accident injuries can mean months or even years of missed wages. Your claim should reflect the work-time you’ve lost because of the accident.
You’ll need to prove your lost wages through documentation like pay stubs or former tax returns. If your injuries prevent you from working in the same way, you might also claim lost earning capacity.
T-bone crashes often cause severe property damage. Sometimes, victims must completely replace their cars.
Your claim should include any property damage from the crash, including vehicle damage. Talk to your lawyer before getting your car repaired. You’ll need to determine the cost of the damage.
Not all damages are economical. A T-bone accident will leave victims with emotional pain and suffering, too. Thankfully, Georgia law accounts for non-tangible losses. Georgia Code Section 51-12-2 refers to emotional injuries as general damages.
Examples of general damages include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
When you contact a lawyer, they’ll assess how the accident has impacted you emotionally. Your lawyer will know how to calculate these damages for your claim. If you have a lot of emotional injuries, we recommend contacting an experienced lawyer immediately.
Common Injuries from T-Bone Accidents in Atlanta
The injuries from a T-bone crash tend to be extreme. Most of these accidents come out of nowhere and leave the victim with devastating damage. Some of the injuries we see often include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries that result in death
T-bone collisions happen from the side, which can push the hit car into oncoming traffic. Tragically, this type of crash can end up involving multiple vehicles. The force of the accident often ejects passengers in the back of the car
Even seemingly-minor collisions have high costs and severe injuries. If you were the victim of a T-bone accident, don’t wait to see a doctor. Have a medical professional check you for all potential damages.
If you wait too long to see a doctor, the insurance company will use it against you. The company might claim that you were not hurt as badly as you say. Or, they might argue that your injuries are from something other than the crash.
Talk to an Atlanta T-Bone Crashes Accident Lawyer for Free Today
T-bone crashes are some of the most devastating accidents. However, you should not have to pay for an accident you did not cause. You deserve the fullest compensation possible for your losses.
At John Foy & Associates, we’re here to help. We’ve been representing crash victims for over 20 years, and we’re not afraid to fight for your rights. We make the process as stress-free as possible for you. There is no fee unless we win your case.
To learn more during a FREE consultation, call (404) 400-4000, or contact us online.