T-bone accidents are also known as side-impact collisions or broadside accidents, and they may occur in a variety of situations. Usually, the people who are in the car that was struck sustain far greater injuries than the driver or passengers in the striking vehicle. There is less of a structure to cushion the impact for the people inside the struck car. Only a door separates the driver and passengers from the other car. Meanwhile, several feet of metal protect the people inside the striking vehicle. If you have been hurt in a T-bone accident in East Tennessee, experienced Maryville car accident lawyer Mark Hartsoe is ready to fight for your right to compensation.Pursuing a Personal Injury Case After a T-Bone Accident
The driver of the car that was T-boned or the driver of the other car may be at fault. The circumstances will dictate who should be held accountable. For example, if you had a green light, and the other driver ran a red light and T-boned you, the other driver is at fault. However, if you are a passenger in a car that fails to yield at a stop sign and is T-boned for that reason, the driver of your car may be at fault for the accident.
Sometimes liability is obvious, such as when the other driver violates a traffic signal that is on a timer. However, in other cases, the people involved in an accident may have significantly different stories about what happened to cause the crash. It is important to get the police out to the scene and collect the names and contact information of witnesses. Mark Hartsoe has an accident reconstruction team that is on call 24/7 that he can dispatch to the scene in a complicated case, such as a crash involving a truck. Based on skid marks, debris, property damage, timers, and witness accounts, an accident reconstruction expert may be able to determine who was at fault for a T-bone crash.
Sometimes a party other than a driver is at fault for a T-bone collision. For example, if a driver rolled through an intersection because their brakes failed, it may be possible to hold the manufacturer of the brakes responsible in a product liability lawsuit. Similarly, if a repair shop negligently performed repairs, it may be appropriate to hold the repair shop responsible. In situations in which the T-boning occurs because of dangerous road conditions, it may be appropriate to hold the owner of the road responsible for a dangerous condition that it either created or should have discovered.Enlist Maryville Lawyer Mark Hartsoe for a Car Accident Claim
After establishing liability against an at-fault driver or another party, you may be able to recover compensatory damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Maryville car accident attorney Mark Hartsoe has the experience to advocate for you after a T-bone crash, and he can develop an appropriate strategy to maximize your compensation. Call the Hartsoe Law Firm at (865) 524-5657 or contact us via our online form to set up a free appointment. Motor vehicle collision lawyer Mark Hartsoe assists injured people throughout East Tennessee, including in Knox, Blount, Monroe, Loudon, Jefferson, Grainger, Cocke, Campbell, Hamblen, Greene, Anderson, Cumberland, and Fentress Counties.