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Agoura Hills T-Bone Accident Attorney

T-bone car accidents are extremely dangerous, often resulting in serious injury or death to one or more vehicle occupants. They are also, unfortunately, more common than many of us would care to realize. A T-bone crash can lead to severe auto damage as well as traumatic brain injury, serious contusions and lacerations, broken bones, organ damage, coma, and death. If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent driver in a Southern California T-bone collision, our car crash injury legal team is ready to help.

For over forty years, the T-bone crash lawyers at the Halpern Law Firm have been helping car crash victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We fight to ensure that our clients get the recovery they deserve for the devastation they suffered as a driver, passenger, or family member of an injured motorist. If you were hurt in a T-bone crash and it was someone else’s fault, call the Halpern Law Firm for thorough, practiced, and effective legal representation and advice.

What Causes T-Bone Crashes?

A T-bone crash, also called a side impact or broadside collision, occurs when one vehicle crashes head-first into the side of another vehicle, forming the shape of the letter “T.” The head-on vehicle may collide with either the driver or passenger side of the other vehicle. The sides of the vehicle are not as well-protected as the front and back ends of the vehicle, and the airbag is less helpful when being struck from the side. As a result, T-bone crashes are often devastating for occupants of the vehicle struck in the side, especially those who were sitting on the side that was struck.

T-bone crashes typically occur at intersections, often when either two vehicles are crossing at perpendicular angles or when one vehicle is turning left while an oncoming vehicle crosses. There are many reasons why T-bone collisions occur, but they are almost always caused by some form of driver negligence. Factors that commonly contribute to T-bone crashes include:

  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Failing to yield when turning left
  • Driver intoxication
  • Texting while driving or other driver distractions
  • Faulty brakes, steering, or other mechanisms
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights or traffic signal
  • Defectively designed intersection

Recovering Compensation After a T-Bone Crash

If you were struck in a T-bone collision, you have the right to hold the at-fault driver responsible for the damages you incurred. At the Halpern Law Firm, we help T-bone accident victims recover compensation for any and all harms resulting from a car crash, including compensation for:

  • Medical bills already paid or currently owed
  • Future anticipated medical costs, including medication, treatments, surgeries, nursing care, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical prosthetics
  • Lost wages during recovery
  • Loss of earning capacity and loss of future wages due to long-term injury or disability
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful death

Proving Fault After a T-Bone Crash

To recover damages, you and your attorney will need to demonstrate that the other driver was at fault. If the other driver was driving while drunk, drowsy, or distracted, then it’s likely they were driving negligently. You may need to show that they ran the stoplight or stop sign, or that they failed to respond appropriately to oncoming traffic.

The savvy T-bone accident attorneys at the Halpern Law Firm will help you gather valuable evidence to prove your claims, including:

  • Traffic cameras
  • Security cameras from nearby buildings
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Dashcam footage
  • Medical reports
  • Expert reconstructions of the crash
  • Police reports

We’ll work with you to build a picture of the crash through the evidence available and demonstrate to defense counsel, insurance companies, courts, and other relevant parties that the other driver was to blame, and you are entitled to compensation for the injuries and other harm you have suffered.

Call a Dedicated Southern California T-Bone Accident Lawyer Today

If you or someone you love has been injured in a T-bone collision in Southern California, the dedicated and compassionate car crash legal team at the Halpern Law Firm is here to help. We fight to get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us at (818) 785-5999 today. These cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t be charged any attorney’s fees unless we win.

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