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Car accidents are the leading cause of accidents in the United States, but T-bone accidents can lead to more serious injuries due to the nature of the impact. A T-bone accident normally occurs at an intersection or in a parking lot where two vehicles are traveling perpendicular to each other. Individuals who run a red light or blow a stop sign can impact the other driver either on the driver's side or the passenger's side, injuring the occupants. The side panels of most vehicles are the weakest part of the vehicle, as the glass and doors tend to be less reinforced than other parts of cars. As a result, these parts of the vehicle break or crumple, allowing more of the force of the impact to strike the occupants. This can often lead to terrible injuries, and the driver may need to be cut out of the vehicle. This traumatic experience usually causes the innocent driver to need extensive medical attention, which means time out of work and expensive medical bills. When injured in a T-bone auto accident, consult with a Denver car accident attorney for legal advice on the best manner to pursue compensation for you injuries.
Depending on the speed of the vehicle striking you in a T-bone accident, your injuries could range from moderate to severe. A direct impact at high speed can result in such injuries as:
Death is also a very real possibility in extreme T-bone car accidents, and if you have lost a loved one as a result of this, you know all too well. Even lower speed accidents in areas like parking lots carry risks for the innocent victim. You may think that a lower speed accident wouldn't yield such injuries, but depending on the vehicles involved, damage and pain can be unbearable. With such injuries, the likelihood of hospitalization, possible surgeries and lengthy rehabilitation may occur. This will put you or your loved ones out of work and necessary daily activities, which can be very detrimental to your life. This is unfair, and you deserve to be compensated for such difficulties.
At Anderson Hemmat our dedicated legal team will strive to pursue compensation on your behalf to include all possible losses you may have incurred, including medical costs, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering. We understand the hardships you may endure while you recover from your injuries and are committed to helping you through the claims process as quickly as possible, for your sake and the sake of your family. Insurance companies will try to get away with giving you less than the compensation you deserve, but we won't let them take advantage of you. Our expert legal team has decades of experience working as T-bone car accident lawyers in Denver, and we want to put that experience to work for you. For a free personal injury case evaluation of your accident, schedule an appointment today. We are ready to get to work on your personal injury accident case.
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Typically, a personal injury accident case will go to trial when a settlement agreement cannot be reached outside of courts. If the defendant in the personal injury case is refusing to offer a settlement that accurately reflects the extent of damages, then a trial might be the only option to secure maximum financial compensation.
The best way to know whether or not you should accept a personal injury settlement is to consult with an accident lawyer you trust. Insurance companies try to get claimants to settle quickly before they know how much they actually could get for their accident. Consider having your personal injury case evaluated by a Denver accident attorney from our law firm.
Anderson Hemmat operates on a contingency fee basis. This is a "no recovery, no fee" guarantee which basically states that you do not owe us attorney fees until we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. To learn more about payment options, please call our experienced accident attorneys directly.
While it is not mandatory that you have legal representation for a personal injury case, it can be extremely beneficial. Many people are cut short of the financial compensation because they were not aware of how much they actually deserved for their extensive accident.
Many people do not go to the hospital after car accidents either because they think they are not injured or they fear they will have to pay out of pocket for the visit. Truthfully, many car accident injuries can go undetected and may not begin to bother the victim until days or even weeks after the accident. As a precaution, anyone involved in a moderate to serious car accident should go to the hospital for a physical evaluation. Most likely, this visit will be covered by insurance. Just be sure to keep record of the visit and the payment for the visit.
It can be difficult for a driver to know how much they're entitled to after a car accident. Many drivers accept the insurance company's first settlement offer because they trust that it's fair and will be enough to cover all accident-related expenses. This is not always the case. We encourage drivers to consult with a car accident attorney after a collision for a second opinion on how much your claim is worth. More often than not, insurance companies offer claimants far less than they actually deserve.
Colorado has comparative/contributory negligence laws. This means that even drivers who are partially at fault for accidents can recover compensation from insurance. However, this does not apply to drivers who are more than 50 percent at fault for the collision. For example, if the insurance adjusters decided that you were 20 percent at-fault and the other driver was 80 percent at-fault, then you could collect up to 80 percent from the other driver's insurance.
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