T-bone crashes, also known as side-impact collisions, are among the most devastating types of accidents on the road. These accidents occur when one vehicle strikes another from the side, often forming a “T” shape with the vehicles.

They can result in severe injuries, property damage, and fatalities. As a victim in a T-bone crash, you must determine fault to seek compensation from the liable party. For help identifying who is at fault, contact our Michigan car accident lawyers at Fieger Law.

How Do T-Bone Crashes Happen? 

T-bone crashes are a common type of severe accident, often occurring at intersections. They typically happen when a driver ignores a stop sign or red light or fails to give way to oncoming traffic while turning. This mistake leads to their vehicle crashing into the side of another car passing through the intersection.

These collisions often result in head and spinal injuries, broken bones, and fatal injuries to passenger vehicle occupants. In 2021, 22% of vehicle occupant deaths in the U.S. were due to T-bone crashes.

If you were hurt in a T-bone crash due to another driver’s negligence, speak with Fieger Law. Our legal team can review your case and help you seek compensation from the liable party.

Potential Liable Parties

Determining liability can be complex in T-bone crashes and may involve multiple parties. Depending on the scenario, different parties may be at fault, including:

  • Another driver: In most T-bone accidents, the negligent actions of another vehicle’s driver are to blame. For instance, if a driver runs a red light and collides with a car legally crossing through the intersection, the driver who ran the red light is responsible for the crash. Your attorney can pursue a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company to compensate for your injuries.
  • The city/government: Poor road conditions and signage can cause T-bone accidents. If traffic signals or road signs at an intersection malfunction or are obscured or missing, a city or government agency may be liable for failing to maintain safe road conditions.
  • Car manufacturer: In some instances, serious or even fatal injuries in a T-bone crash may occur due to a vehicle’s structural design or safety features failing to protect the occupants adequately. If we can prove that a vehicle’s negligent design or manufacturing defects contributed to your injuries, we may also be able to hold the car manufacturer liable.

At Fieger Law, our attorneys specialize in identifying responsibility in T-bone accidents. We will collect critical evidence, including witness testimonies and traffic camera recordings, to determine the cause of the collision and ensure accountability from the at-fault party.

Why Hiring a Lawyer is Essential to Your Case

After a T-bone car accident, hiring a skilled attorney can help you win your case and get the compensation you deserve. Our team at Fieger Law has over 70 years of experience with personal injury cases and can assist you in the following ways:

  • Legal experience: Our personal injury lawyers understand Michigan traffic laws and liability in T-bone accidents. We can manage every aspect of your case and assist you in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to.
  • Investigation: Our lawyers have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation. We can gather evidence, interview witnesses, review surveillance footage, and consult accident reconstruction experts to build a strong case.
  • Negotiation skill: Insurance companies may attempt to settle quickly and for a lower amount than you deserve. Our skilled attorneys can negotiate on your behalf, seeking fair compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Court representation: We are prepared to take your case to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached. We can advocate for your rights and present a well-supported case before a judge and jury.
  • Peace of mind: Dealing with the aftermath of a T-bone crash can be overwhelming. Hiring a lawyer lets you focus on your recovery while a legal professional handles your case.

Get the Settlement You Deserve After a T-Bone Crash

In T-bone crashes, you must identify the at-fault party to obtain compensation for your injuries and losses. Whether it’s another driver, the local government, or a car manufacturer, our team at Fieger Law can help you seek compensation.

We have a proven track record of helping clients secure the compensation they deserve, including multiple million-dollar settlements for vehicle accident victims around the U.S.

Contact us today for a free consultation and let us fight for your rights and provide you with the legal support you need.