T-Bone and Side Impact Car Accidents Lawyer
in St. Pete & Pinellas Park, FL
Attorney for T-Bone and Side Impact Car Accidents
in Pinellas Park
A side impact car accident usually strikes out of nowhere, whether your vehicle was the one impacted or leading the collision. These collisions are different from rear-end or head-on collisions where the vehicle absorbs most of the impact as there is usually only the door panels protecting you thus most of the force hits the passengers. Side-impact airbags help but cannot protect passengers against all injuries.
T-bone or side impact car accidents commonly occur when:
- The other driver runs a red light or stop sign
- Merging into traffic
- A driver loses control of their vehicle
Drivers are often at fault when they:
- Fail to check blind spots before merging
- Have preventable vehicle malfunctions
- Are inexperienced at handling their vehicles
- Fail to pay attention to traffic signals and yield the right of way
- Drive recklessly or aggressively
Types of Injuries resulting
T-bone and side impact accidents cause many different types of injuries. Among them, neck and spinal injuries are common for persons on the side struck. Brain injuries are also common due to the force of impact. Other frequently seen injuries include:
- Shoulder injury
- Chest and abdominal injury
- Hip, pelvis, and leg fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Burns and abrasions
Determining fault and proving it in a t-bone or side impact collision in some cases may be straightforward, such as where the other driver ran a red light, or more challenging such as if you merged into traffic too closely. In any circumstance, if you may have suffered a personal injury or vehicle damage, you should consult an attorney to evaluate your case and advise of your ability to seek damages.
Florida follows the rules of comparative fault which means each party is responsible for their share of fault in a collision on a percentage basis. This does mean your damages are reduced by your percentage of fault, if any, if your case proceeds to trial. However, it does not mean you cannot recover. Your share of fault may not even factor into the damages analysis if your claim settles out of court.
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Side impact and t-bone car accidents can be complex cases and it is important to have an experienced attorney to represent you against the insurance companies. At Oldham & Delcamp, we will take the time to carefully evaluate the accident and advise you of your rights to seek compensation. Monetary compensation may include the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The experienced attorneys of Oldham & Delcamp are prepared to thoroughly evaluate your case and determine how to pursue your claim.
We will do the work of gathering records related to your claim such as medical and insurance policies, investigate the accident, and negotiate with the insurance company. If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, we are prepared to go to trial and present your case to a jury.
About Oldham & Delcamp
We understand the physical, financial, and emotional toll a car accident places on your life. Our legal team treats all clients with the respect and compassion they deserve. We stay in communication with you throughout the process so you are never wondering about the status of your case.
When another driver chooses to text and drive, drink and drive or runs a red light, their impact on your life is disastrous. No one should pay out-of-pocket for medical expenses resulting from an accident that was no fault of your own.
Sadly, many auto accidents result in a fatality. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. While it doesn’t replace your loved one, it may protect your family’s financial future.
Call the office of Oldham and Delcamp Trial Attorneys today at 727-201-5458 to schedule a free consultation or visit us online. Oldham and Delcamp serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Citrus, Hernando Lake, and Marion Counties.
Don’t delay—the sooner we review your case, the sooner we can decide upon the best course of action for you. Time is of the essence due to the Florida statute of limitation for filing your case. Fight for the justice you deserve by contacting us as soon as possible. We can help as your slip and fall lawyer, DUI law and auto accident attorney as well as rear-end accidents attorney, trucking accidents attorney and premises liability lawyer. We can also help as your wrongful death attorney, assault and battery lawyer, and criminal theft attorney.