T-Bone Accident Attorney in Gainesville, FL

"T-Bone" Accidents or Side-Impact Collisions

What is a side-impact collision?

A side-impact collision is a common vehicular accident involving two cars, with one car crashing its front end into the side of the other car. Because of the placement of the vehicles, this type of accident is also referred to as a sideswipe collision. T-bone accidents can happen in several different ways. Oftentimes a car strikes another or is struck by another in an intersection while running a stoplight. Other times a car is struck while pulling out of a side street due to obstructed vision. Side-impact collisions are unique because it can be difficult to determine which vehicle is at fault. Also, because the side of a vehicle is much thinner than the front and rear, a side-impact collision can cause a surprising amount of injury to the occupants of the vehicles.

Do I need an attorney if I am involved in a side-impact collision?

Yes. It is important to speak with a personal injury and accident attorney if you are involved in a side-impact or t-bone accident. Insurance companies are not always truthful and can often confuse victims about the available insurance coverage in order to try and save as much as possible. Sometimes the insurance company will pay less than full value for the claim or not tell the accident victim about types of available insurance money. Side-impact crashes can be especially difficult to determine fault and an attorney can help you find out whether you may be entitled to some recovery from the other driver's insurance company and even your own insurance company.

What can an attorney do for me?

In addition to representing you and guiding you through the accident claim and legal process, an attorney will help you get full value for the claim(s). An experienced car accident lawyer will bring much more value to your case than you will pay the attorney. Studies have shown that insurance companies will pay significantly more money to accident victims who are represented by a lawyer. An attorney can also collect evidence at the scene and interview witnesses to help preserve critical information that can help your t-bone accident settlement and increase your chances for a larger recovery.

Why should I contact Warner, Sechrest and Butts?

Our personal injury law firm offers free injury consultations to help you understand your rights. We are available 24 hours a day and you will be able to speak with an attorney, not just a receptionist or paralegal. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims and have significant experience in trials and mediations in hundreds of cases. Many of our attorneys are board certified as designated by the Florida Bar. This is a special designation given to a small percentage of lawyers who have achieved professional excellence. Call us today.