T-bone car accidents are some of the most serious crashes, causing some of the most severe injuries. Because of the way in which another car hits your car broadside, there is less protection for your body. This creates difficulties in determining the average settlement amount because every accident is unique and can cause a wide range of injuries.
Instead of trying to figure out the average settlement for a T-bone car accident, you could work with an experienced and aggressive legal advocate who may be able to help you get maximum compensation for your injuries. If you just try to get the average amount, that may vastly undervalue the true amount you’ll need to recover to ensure you don’t pay a penny out of your own pocket. Speak with Morris Bart today to learn how we can help you recover.
T-Bone Car Accidents Cause Costly Injuries
There are over 30,000 car accident deaths every year and, while not every accident will result in death, this shows the severity of crashes. When you’re involved in a T-bone crash, you will most likely experience severe injuries which could leave you permanently injured. This is one of the major factors that goes into the value of your settlement.
Permanent injuries may leave you unable to work and unable to financially support yourself, so your settlement should be larger. Even if you are able to make a full and complete recovery from your injuries, it may take years and you may face multiple hurdles during that time, including:
- Extended hospital stays
- Multiple surgeries
- Long periods of time out of work
- In facility rehabilitation
- In-home care
Many people also vastly underestimate the amount of money they’ll need to cover their medical expenses. A concussion, for example, one of the most common car accident injuries, can cause millions of dollars in lifetime medical expenses for the victim. Most T-bone car accident victims don’t think that type of injury could have such a dramatic financial impact on their lives, but it can – and that’s a relatively minor injury. The costs only go up the more serious and debilitating your injuries become.
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How a Lawyer Helps You Get Compensation
Knowing what goes into your settlement value is only part of the equation – you also have to be prepared to fight to get the money you need. And when you’re dealing with severe, debilitating, and potentially life-changing injuries, you simply don’t have the time or energy. That’s where a trusted legal advisor can help.
To hold someone accountable for your accident and injuries, you’ll need to prove they were negligent. To prove negligence, you need to show:
- The other driver owed you a duty of care to drive safely.
- The other driver breached that duty of care by driving negligently, carelessly, or recklessly.
- Because of the other driver’s breach of duty, an accident occurred.
- You suffered injuries in the accident.
This may seem obvious to you, but you’ll need evidence to prove this happened. Evidence may include:
- Witness statements
- Dashcam footage
- Traffic camera footage
- Business security camera footage
- Police report
Gathering this evidence will take time and experience. Some businesses, for example, aren’t always willing to hand over security camera footage, but that footage may have a perfect angle and view of the accident scene. It could provide crucial information to prove the other driver’s negligence, and your lawyer may be able to get that footage for you.
Creating an Estimate
Your legal team will also help you create an accurate estimate of your future medical and financial needs. This is crucial to ensure your settlement is not undervalued. Even if you file a claim with your own insurance company and you have great coverage, you could still end up on the hook for substantial medical bills.
Working with medical experts, your lawyer can help you understand the medical care and treatment you still need to undergo and how much those services will cost. Beyond that, you’ll also need to account for your lost income. Because your injuries are severe, you’ll probably spend at least some time out of work.
In the most severe cases, you may never be able to return to work in the same capacity as before your crash. That lost income should be compensated.
Battling the Insurance Company
Insurance companies will try to stiff you. Even if they approve your claim — something they’ll only do reluctantly — you still face an uphill battle to get maximum compensation. Insurance companies are in the business of making money and if they pay out the full value of your claim, that cuts into their profits. They’ll do everything in their power to reduce your settlement amount.
That’s why you need a seasoned car accident lawyer on your side battling the insurance company on your behalf. This gives you the energy and focus to put into your health and wellbeing. Your lawyer has also been down this road before and knows the tricks that insurance companies play, using that knowledge to help you get maximum compensation.
Our Team Gets Results for You
With over 100 attorneys and 15 offices, we have the right lawyer for you. For over 40 years, we’ve been honored to help our injured neighbors hold negligent drivers responsible for causing a crash. Over that time, we’ve collected millions of dollars for our clients, just like you, who are suffering the pain and frustration of their injuries.
Our goal is to give you the compassion you need while being an aggressive legal advocate, working diligently to prove the other driver’s negligence and to collect maximum compensation for your injuries. Our results speak for themselves, so contact us online or by phone to schedule your free consultation with our experienced team.
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