The Complexity of Intersection T-Bone Car Accidents

by | Oct 20, 2021

If you have driven by the scene of significant impact intersection T-bone car accidents, then you know what a mess it leaves on the roadway.

Many times, that messy appearance spills over into the litigation over who was at fault and whether the injuries claimed were indeed the result of your accident. Depending on what part of your car got hit in a T-bone accident, the forces at work against the human body may differ widely. Airbags can save lives but present their own issues, causing injuries.

In a serious T-bone car accident, we see

  • broken legs
  • broken arms
  • broken shoulders
  • broken hips
  • skull fractures
  • brain injuries
  • neck injuries
  • back injuries
  • rotator cuff injuries, internal injuries
  • and much more.

These cases generally result in the client having been taken to the emergency room by ambulance, where medical records document these myriads of injuries.

Determining Fault in T-Bone Car Accidents

A thorough police report should aid in determining who was at fault. Hopefully, witnesses will have come forward, helping to establish who was at fault. In these cases, the fight is not over whether your injuries were caused by the accident, but the fight is over who was at fault for the accident and what the injuries are worth. Because of the severity of the injuries, you need a lawyer to lead you through the insurance maze to get what your case is worth.

Soft Tissue Injuries Matter Too

In an intersection T-bone accident that does not result in broken bones, internal injuries, or immediate significant physical pain, you may have assumed you were unhurt and not sought immediate medical care. However, soft tissue damage can take up to 48 hours or more to manifest itself as worthy of medical intervention. Headaches can persist. Neck or back pain may increase with time instead of resolving.

Here is where “causation” gets tricky. “Causation” in the legal sense means you can establish that your injuries were caused by your auto accident and were not just pre-existing conditions.

Insurance companies are notorious for claiming a delay in medical treatment means your complained-of injuries were not caused by your accident.

Likewise, a significant gap in medical treatment gives them the argument that your injuries from the accident resolved and the later treatment was unrelated to the accident. Here is where you need help in proving the injuries were caused by your car accident.

You Need Help Proving Your T-Bone Car Accident Case

These cases require expert medical testimony explaining the connection. Your treating physician may or may not adequately make that connection for you and the insurance company, a company trying to find a reason not to pay. You may need an expert on the type of injuries suffered, which might be a doctor or an engineer, to explain how the physical forces brought about the injuries.

As you can see, both above scenarios require the guidance of a seasoned personal injury lawyer that can lead you through a process with which you are completely unfamiliar and get you the monetary damages you deserve.

At Garrison Law Firm, we have the experience in intersection T-bone car accidents to correctly and completely present your case to the insurance company or a jury if necessary.

Call us today at 317-842-8283, so we can help guide you through every stage of your case to a successful resolution. Let us help you get paid, get well, and get back to your life.