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Engineering advances, such as front and rear crumple zones, have made cars significantly safer, especially during incidents like rear-end crashes. But in many cases, the sides of passenger vehicles remain vulnerable, especially in T-bone accidents. The entire force of an oncoming vehicle slams into the victim’s vehicle at its most vulnerable point. As a result, the injuries in these wrecks are often catastrophic.

The resourceful T-bone accident attorneys at Payer Law know what it takes to obtain maximum compensation in these cases. To collect evidence, we often partner with private investigators. There’s usually a direct relationship between the amount of evidence presented and the amount of damages awarded. To put this evidence together, we often work with accident reconstruction professionals. When these engineers paint a clear picture for jurors, they almost always do the right thing. The insurance company has a posse of professionals working hard to protect its interests. So should you.

Car Crash Injuries

As mentioned, T-bone wrecks usually cause catastrophic injuries. Some of the more common injuries include:

  • Head Injuries: Since the brain conceals its own injuries, many of these victims do not know how badly they are hurt. Moreover, paramedics often dismiss some initial head injury symptoms, like disorientation, as shock from the accident. So, many of these victims don’t get proper treatment until their injuries become advanced.
  • Exsanguination: Excessive blood loss, usually due to internal bleeding, is often the official cause of death in T-bone crashes. Since internal organs have no protective skin layer, any friction usually causes profuse bleeding. This blood loss is difficult to detect and stop.
  • Broken Bones: Normally, these wounds aren’t life-threatening. But they are often disabling. Usually, doctors must use metallic components to reconstruct a shattered bone. As a result, some permanent loss of function is almost inevitable, even after the victim completes extensive physical therapy.

The resulting medical bills usually exceed $50,000 in these situations. Health insurance companies, citing liability concerns, usually refuse to cover these costs. Since most families live hand to mouth, they cannot possibly afford to pay these expenses out of pocket.

Our Orlando t-bone accident lawyers alleviate this financial stress. We quickly connect doctors who, in most cases, charge nothing upfront for their services. So, victims don’t have to worry about high medical bills. Instead, they can simply concentrate on getting back to their normal lives.

Liability Issues

These medical bills come due eventually. To obtain compensation, victim/plaintiffs must prove negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.

Basically, negligence is a lack of care. Most noncommercial motorists have a duty of reasonable care. They must drive defensively and avoid accidents when possible. Many T-bone accidents happen in intersections. Normally, drivers must use extreme caution at intersections. So many things could go wrong.

Evidence in a negligence case usually includes the police accident report, medical bills, and the victim/plaintiff’s own testimony. If these items are unavailable or inaccurate, attorneys must look elsewhere for evidence. The police report is a good example. If a T-bone accident was fatal, the police report obviously contains only one side of the story.

Making a bare-bones case is not enough. The evidence must be strong enough to withstand some insurance company defenses. Comparative fault is one of the most common defenses. If both drivers were partially at fault for the wreck, jurors must apportion fault between them on a percentage basis.

Florida is a pure comparative fault state. So, even if the tortfeasor was only 1 percent responsible for the crash, the victim is entitled to a proportionate share of damages.

Reach Out to a Hard-Working Orange County Lawyer

Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced T-bone accident attorney in Orlando, contact Payer Law. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.

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