Lake City T-Bone Accident Attorneys
T-bone accidents are life-changing. These crashes occur in an instant, and they are quite common in Lake City. T-bone accidents occur when the front of one vehicle hits the side of another, usually at high speed. Most often, these collisions occur at intersections. One driver may proceed on a green light, while another runs a red, crashing into the law-abiding driver.
Due to the severity of these crashes, personal injury protection (PIP) benefits are usually not enough to fully cover the cost of the injuries. A Lake City T-bone accident attorney can advise you of your legal options when trying to obtain compensation from the at-fault driver.
Common Injuries Caused by T-Bone Accidents
Any collision on the road has the potential to cause serious injuries, but a T-bone accident will cause some of the worst. This is due to the fact that the front and rear of vehicles are typically designed to absorb force and impact, leaving the people within a car protected when these areas are hit. Drivers and passengers do not enjoy that same level of protection when they are hit in the side. The sides of vehicles do not have the same shock absorption as other areas of a vehicle. As a result, occupants inside the struck vehicle will sustain some of the worst injuries. These may include:
- Chest injuries
- Spinal injuries, which may include paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Hip injuries
- Broken bones
- Lower back injuries
- Neck injuries
The injuries sustained in a T-bone accident are devastating. They require extensive medical treatment and the impact of the crash will last with accident victims for weeks, months, and even years.
T-Bone Accidents and PIP
Car accidents in Florida are governed by no-fault laws. Under these laws, you can claim up to $10,000 in benefits from your own insurer after a crash. The injuries caused by a T-bone accident though, are severe and the limits on a PIP policy may not be enough to fully cover the cost. When that is the case, you can file a claim against the negligent, or careless, party.
Filing a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company is not easy. You must prove the act of negligence that caused the crash, collect evidence to prove your case, and all while refuting claims that you were partly at fault for the crash, which is a common defense. A Lake City T-bone accident lawyer will handle every part of your claim so you can focus on your recovery while still obtaining the fair settlement you deserve.
Our Lake City T-Bone Accidents Attorney Can Advise You of Your Legal Options
After a T-bone accident, you need someone that will fight for your rights and that is just what our Lake City T-bone accidents attorney at Meldon Law is committed to doing. Call us today at 800-373-8000 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case review with our knowledgeable attorney.