hero-desktop-nogradient (2)

Free Consultation

Consulta gratuita

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
"My wife and I found Torgenson Law the beginning of 2023. Hunter and his colleagues were very easy to work with! They knew exactly how to address our problems and that made me feel very comfortable. This is a Professional Team that I highly recommend. Thank You for all your help." "Mi esposa y yo encontramos Torgenson Law a principios de 2023. Fue muy fácil trabajar con Hunter y sus colegas. Sabían exactamente cómo abordar nuestros problemas y eso me hizo sentir muy cómodo. Este es un Equipo Profesional que recomiendo altamente. Gracias por toda su ayuda." Stephen K. Read our 5 Star Google Reviews Lea nuestros comentarios de 5 estrellas en Google

Arizona T-Bone Car Accident Lawyers

Are you an Arizona driver that’s been involved in a T-bone accident? If so, you’re likely experiencing the shock, aggravation, and financial losses that can stem from a side-impact collision with another vehicle. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you shouldn’t discount the importance of a knowledgeable attorney to help with your claim.

T-bone accidents involve a side impact by one vehicle on another when one car hits another vehicle that is traveling perpendicularly to it. T-bone accidents are common: according to data provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation, approximately 15% of multi-vehicle motor vehicle crashes in the state in 2021 involved impact at an angle. An additional 23% of all crashes that same year involved sideswiping a vehicle, whether on the same or opposite side.

What Causes T-Bone Accidents?

There are various causes of T-bone and side-impact accidents, including the following:

  • Failure to stop at a red light, four-way intersection, or stop sign
  • Striking another car that is taking a turn
  • Striking a car in a parking lot
  • Failing to yield when another car has the right of way
  • Distracted driving, such as using electronics while driving
  • Drowsy, tired, or sleepy driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to pay attention to the road or other surroundings
  • Speeding or otherwise driving in a reckless or unsafe manner

The repercussions of a T-bone or side-impact accident can be serious. They often cause serious injuries, in fact, because they often involve the doors of the car, which sit close to the driver or passengers of the impacted car and are often not fixed like some of the other components of the car.

When the impact occurs, it can bend or deform the doors, causing the impact to penetrate into the car and injure its occupants. Even more dangerous are T-bone accidents involving a larger or higher vehicle that strikes the victim’s car, which often results in a disastrous strike to the windows. In many cases, the victim’s car will need to undergo significant repairs or be replaced completely.

Injuries from a T-bone or side impact accident are manifold. Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries are common, as are cuts, abrasions, and broken or fractured bones.

Internal injuries and bleeding can also result, particularly when the victim’s body suffers a contusion. A T-bone accident can result in a concussion, head injury, or traumatic brain injury, along with back or spinal injuries. In the most serious cases, catastrophic injuries can result, including chronic pain, amputations or loss of limbs or digits, cognitive injuries, paralysis, or even wrongful death.

How Do You Prove Liability and Damages in an Arizona T-Bone Accident?

If you’ve been injured during a T-bone or side-impact collision, you likely find yourself with significant financial losses incurred as a result. If the accident was the fault of another party, such as the driver of the car that slammed into yours, you may be able to recover compensation for those financial losses.

In some cases, you may need to bring a claim against multiple parties who are jointly responsible for the accident, which can make for a complicated matter.

To prove your case and recover compensation, you will need to bring a claim for negligence, which requires you to prove four elements:

  • That there was a duty of reasonable care the other driver owed you while driving
  • That the other driver breached the duty of care by driving in an unsafe manner
  • That the other driver’s conduct directly caused your injuries
  • That you have suffered concrete damages

In Arizona, the concept of liability is an important one — it can make all the difference as to whether your claim is ultimately successful, and it is an issue that can be very complex in negligence cases. Not only will you need to establish liability against the other party, but you will also need to negotiate with their insurance company in hopes of a favorable settlement offer.

Negotiating with large insurers can be fraught with problems — after all, the goal of the insurance company is to minimize settlements, and they have plenty of resources on their side. Hiring an experienced T-bone collision lawyer is your best bet for evening the playing field and ensuring you have someone on your side to represent your best interests.

Damages in a T-bone accident are both out-of-pocket costs, also called economic or special damages, and general losses. Out-of-pocket costs can include the following:

  • The costs of any hospital stays
  • Visits with your doctor or any specialists that are required
  • The cost of any medication prescribed to you after the accident
  • Any mechanic’s bills or costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle
  • Any wages or income you lose as a result of being able to work at your job
  • The costs of home care or nursing care

Examples of general damages include the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring or disfigurement that resulted from the accident
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress damages
  • Losses of future income if you can no longer work in your current position, or in any position
  • The value associated with loss of enjoyment, care, or consortium
  • The overall decline in your general quality of life

Why Should You Trust Torgenson Law with Your Arizona T-Bone Accident Claim?

Our managing attorney, John Torgenson, has devoted 100% of his career to fighting against insurance companies. He believes those who are injured should be fully and fairly compensated. We understand the significant impact of a serious injury on a person and their family, and we want to help you get back on your feet.

A T-bone accident can leave you with significant injuries and losses, and Torgenson Law can help ensure you receive the medical care you need. Let us focus on your claim so that you can focus on getting better. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Arizona personal injury attorneys today and see how we can give you the support you deserve.

Contact us online or give us a call today at 602-726-0747 for a free case evaluation.