T-bone accidents, also known as broadside collisions or side-impact collisions, occur when the front of a vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. These kinds of collisions typically happen at busy intersections and can result in catastrophic damages to vehicles and occupants. Unfortunately, when t-bone accidents occur, it’s often due to one or more drivers’ inattentiveness.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a t-bone accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at our Nevada law firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation!
T-bone accidents almost exclusively occur due to driver negligence. As mentioned earlier, broadside collisions frequently occur in busy intersections, usually because a driver fails to obey a traffic control device such as a stop sign or red light. Additionally, failure to yield when making a left-hand turn commonly results in t-bone accidents. When drivers partake in reckless behavior, such as speeding, texting while driving, or driving under the influence, t-bone accidents are more likely to happen.
Vehicle operators have a reasonable duty of care to obey traffic laws and drive responsibly. When a driver breaches this duty of care and causes injury to another person, it’s what’s known as “negligence per se” in Nevada law. This law means any driver whose negligent behavior directly results in a t-bone accident can be deemed liable for the crash and required to provide monetary compensation for damages suffered by other parties. However, keep in mind that there won’t always be one definitive at-fault driver. Fortunately, thanks to Nevada’s comparative fault law, injured parties can still collect compensation so long as they’re not found to be more than 50% at fault for the accident.
When a person suffers injury in a car accident, they’re likely to suffer a range of economic and non-economic damages. T-bone accidents in particular often result in exceptionally catastrophic damages to vehicles and their occupants. Our experienced accident attorneys can help ensure you receive proper financial compensation for your injuries. A few of the most common compensable damages we can help accident victims attain include the following.
Unfortunately, auto insurance companies might avoid providing victims their commensurate compensation by shifting liability or convincing claimants to accept a settlement that’s less than what they’re rightfully owed. This is why having a skilled litigation attorney in your corner can make all the difference. Our exceptional team of attorneys can help defend your rights amidst settlement negotiations and maximize the compensation you’ve suffered in a t-bone accident. Contact Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to schedule a free case consultation!