Were you or a loved one hurt in a side impact or T-bone crash? These accidents can cause serious injuries. Get assistance from Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.
We help you hold the at-fault driver responsible and get the most from the insurance claim process. By winning fair compensation, you can move forward without struggling to pay your medical bills and other debts caused by the crash.
Call (312) 236-2900 for a free consultation. No costs unless you recover compensation.
What is a Side Impact Crash?
A side impact accident – also called a broadside crash – is any collision in which one vehicle strikes another at an angle between 90 and 180 degrees. A T-bone accident occurs when one car hits another at a 90-degree angle, forming a capital “T.”
How Common are Side Impact Crashes?
Side impact crashes are common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,493,000 angle collisions in the U.S. in 2019, and 18% of them were fatal. The only other collision that happens more often is rear-ended accidents. Angle crashes accounted for 22% of all accidents in 2019, while rear-end accidents were 32%.
How Much is a Side Impact Case Worth?
Every car accident case is different in terms of what happened, injuries, and possible settlement amounts. Unfortunately, you can’t determine the value of your based on what you read online. The only way to get a good idea of a potential settlement amount is to talk with an experienced lawyer.
Car accident compensation may cover:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning potential
- Loss of personal relationships
Staver Accident Injury Lawyers P.C. has decades of experience handling car crash claims in Illinois. We know how to calculate the potential value of a collision based on your personal experience.
Who is Liable for a Side Impact Accident?
You may know the other car was at fault for the crash. But to win compensation, you have to prove it. It’s best to work with a lawyer who can help you gather evidence and show an insurer or a court what happened.
Unfortunately, it’s common for people to argue about who was at fault and liable for damages. The vehicle that strikes another car in the side isn’t always the one at fault.
For example, vehicle A had a green light and the right of way through an intersection. Vehicle B runs a red light and moves directly in front of vehicle A, which doesn’t have time to stop. So even though vehicle A collides with vehicle B, it isn’t at fault for the crash.
Because of accidents like this, you need to work with an experienced Chicago car accident attorney. We immediately start gathering evidence, including the police report, photos or video footage of the crash, and eyewitness statements.
We may hire an accident reconstruction expert. This professional creates a 2D or 3D model of the collision.
Other Liability Issues
Even after we can prove who was at fault, you may run into other issues with liability. All sorts of situations can make a side impact accident claim more complicated:
- The at-fault driver may have been working at the time and in a commercial vehicle
- They may have been an Uber or Lyft driver with a passenger
- They may have been in a rental or borrowed car
- They may not have auto insurance
Our car accident lawyers identify all liable parties and file a claim with their respective insurance carriers.
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If you’ve been hurt, it can be hard to know where to start. We begin every case with a free, no-risk evaluation. We’ll discuss your situation, answer your questions, and determine what comes next. Act now and get the recovery you deserve.
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