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Virginia T-Bone Accident Lawyer

A T-bone accident occurs when the front of one vehicle directly strikes the side of another vehicle, forming a “T” shape. Some people refer to these car accidents as “side-impact crashes.” Due to the nature of the collision, T-bone accidents can produce severe injuries that carry lifelong consequences for victims and their loved ones. If you recently were hurt in a T-bone accident, our attorneys at Lichtenstein Law Group, PLC, are here to help you.

We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience, including an extensive background with handling auto accident investigations. We will move quickly to preserve evidence and protect your right to recover full and fair compensation for the harm that you have suffered in a T-bone crash through no fault of your own. Call or reach us online today for a free case review and learn more about how we can assist you.

Why Do T-Bone Accidents Happen?

T-bone accidents often happen at intersections. They can also occur when one car pulls out of a driveway or parking lot and turns into traffic. In a high number of cases, one driver simply fails or, due to aggressive driving behavior, simply refuses to yield the right of way.

At Lichtenstein Law Group, PLC, we will thoroughly investigate the side-impact crash which has caused you to suffer injuries. Our investigation may reveal that your crash happened because another motorist:

  • Ran through a stop sign or stop light at an intersection
  • Turned left in front of your vehicle when you had the right of way
  • Failed to check for traffic before making a turn.

As part of our investigation into your T-bone accident, the attorneys of Lichtenstein Law Group, PLC, will gather and study evidence that may include:

  • The police crash report
  • Photos and camera footage (including dash-cam or red-light camera footage)
  • Statements from witnesses (including drivers and passengers)
  • Black box data
  • Cell phone records
  • Toxicology test results
  • Vehicle maintenance records.

We may also consult with experts in areas such as accident reconstruction. These professionals can analyze the evidence and help us to piece together how your T-bone collision occurred and who should be held responsible for it.

Keep in mind: Insurance companies want to avoid paying anything or to pay as little as possible to resolve car accident claims. After a T-bone crash, an insurance company may try to shift fault to you. However, our attorneys believe that our preparation of cases puts us in a position of strength when we deal with insurance companies. We will be ready to aggressively challenge any attempts to blame you for a crash that has left you with serious injuries.

What Are Common Injuries in T-Bone Accidents?

When a vehicle is involved in a side-impact crash, it may spin to face the direction of the vehicle that hit it. Often, this is oncoming traffic. Vehicles that are T-boned are also at a much greater risk of crashing into guardrails and other vehicles. When the impact is highly forceful, the struck car may even roll over.

T-bone accidents are also dangerous because of the close proximity of the driver or passenger to the point of impact. There is much more distance between a driver and the rear of the car than between the driver and the sides of the car. Additionally, many cars lack side airbags, which can help to prevent serious injuries.

For these reasons, few people escape a T-bone accident without injuries. Many victims of these crashes suffer injuries such as:

  • Neck injuries – The force of impact in a T-bone crash can be significant. The collision can cause a person’s body to jerk violently. As a result, the person may suffer an injury such as whiplash, a sprained or strained neck or, in the most severe cases, a broken neck.
  • Back injuries – These injuries are common in any car accident. T-bone crashes are no exception. The back is a fairly fragile part of the human body. The force of impact can cause a spinal cord injury, pinched nerves, herniated discs or fractured vertebrae.
  • Head and brain injuries – Head injuries or traumatic brain injury (TBI) most often occur because accident victims hit their head on the interior of the car. For instance, when a car strikes the side of another car, it can cause a driver to hit his or her head on the window, dashboard or steering wheel.
  • Broken bones – When one vehicle T-bones another one, an entire side of a car occupant’s body may be exposed, with little protection. As a result, the driver or passenger may suffer multiple broken bones and require extensive medical treatment.

T-bone accident victims should know that when they have sustained these injuries or other harm in crashes caused by the negligence of other drivers, they have the right to pursue full and fair compensation for their losses.

What Damages Can You Recover After a T-Bone Accident?

At Lichtenstein Law Group, PLC, our legal team will work tirelessly to pursue maximum compensation for you. This compensation can make a difference in your life as you move forward after a T-bone accident. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be eligible to recover damages such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of your future earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages (in exceptional cases)
  • Wrongful death damages (if your loved one died in a side-impact crash).

We understand that the case we handle is your case. We will always advise you of any settlement offers that you receive. We will work closely with you to determine whether the offer serves your interests and meets your goals. Additionally, our highly skilled trial lawyers will be prepared to fight for you in the courtroom.

Contact Our Virginia T-Bone Accident Attorneys Today

The attorneys of Lichtenstein Law Group, PLC, take pride in our reputation for being one of the top litigation law firms in Virginia. Our skilled, experienced and dedicated attorneys are motivated by the desire to make a difference in our clients’ lives. We never back down from taking on the most complex car accident cases, and we are always willing to put in the hard work and long hours necessary to pursue a successful outcome for our clients.

If you recently suffered injuries in a T-bone accident in Roanoke, Charlottesville or elsewhere in Virginia, contact us today. We can provide a free consultation and begin work on your case right away.