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A T-bone car accident can be one of the most serious and devastating. Thousands of T-bone accidents occur in the country each year, many of them in Texas. If you’ve recently been involved in this type of accident, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you determine who’s at fault by looking at several factors.

What Is a T-Bone Accident and Why Are They So Serious?

T-bone crashes occur when one vehicle collides into another vehicle’s side. These accidents can be very serious. This is because, although modern vehicles are well-designed to protect occupants from collisions occurring at the front and rear, most vehicles simply do not offer the same level of protection from impacts coming from the side.

What Are the Common Causes of T-Bone Accidents?

There are many causes of these crashes that require the help of lawyers for car accidents. A driver that fails to stop at a light or stop sign can be at fault in this kind of accident. The same is true if a driver fails to yield to another driver who has the right-of-way. T-bone accidents also commonly occur when a driver rushes through a yellow light. Other causes of T-bone crashes include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Intoxication
  • Distraction
  • Not looking both ways when turning into an intersection
  • Driving aggressively

T-bone accidents can also be caused when a driver fails to drive according to weather conditions, or when a vehicle is defective in some way.

Common Injuries

T-bone accidents can result in a number of serious injuries, including those to the:

  • Back
  • Spine
  • Neck
  • Pelvis
  • Abdomen
  • Brain
  • Soft Tissues

These and other injuries sustained in T-bone accidents can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, be fatal.

Who’s at Fault?

Both drivers can be found to be at fault. Texas is a no-fault state, so the person found to be at fault for a T-bone accident will have to compensate the other person through their insurance company.

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In order to receive compensation, you need to file an insurance claim—but, all too often, T-bone accident victims never get the compensation they deserve, due to insurance company tactics like failing to communicate properly, denying your claim without a reason, failure to properly investigate, and many more strategies. This when it becomes necessary to contact motor vehicle accident lawyers.

The Experience You Need

Being involved in a T-bone crash can result in lost income, medical bills, and a mountain of debt. Trying to communicate with an insurance company that refuses to compensate you for your injuries and lost wages only adds more stress to what you’re already dealing with.

In order to get the compensation you deserve, you need someone who understands the bad faith tactics insurance companies will try to attempt. The experienced auto accident attorneys at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris have recovered millions in damages for our clients. Just call us to claim your free consultation: 713-364-0723.

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Jonathan S. Harris and Matthew D. Shaffer are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Other attorneys are not board certified.  Principal office is located in Houston, Texas.