T-Bone Car Accident Lawyer

T-Bone Accident Claims in Boulder and Longmont and surrounding areas, CO

If you’ve ever driven past the wreckage of a broadside accident (also known as a T-bone accident or a side impact collision), you know that these types of wrecks can be devastating to both vehicles involved. If you’ve been in a broadside accident yourself, you know how dangerous they truly are — not just to the cars, but more importantly, to the drivers and passengers within.

In recent years, crash statistic researchers have estimated that between 8,000 and 10,000 people are killed in T-bone car accidents each year. Even more are hurt, generally leaving the accident scene with injuries to the head, neck, spine, chest, ribs, shoulders, arms, legs, or pelvis.

No one who has been involved in a broadside accident should have to face the physical, emotional, or financial struggles of recovery on their own. If you were hurt in such an accident because of another driver’s mistake, Colorado law dictates that you have every right to pursue compensation from the person who caused the wreck.

Whose Fault Is a T-Bone Accident?

Unless you’re starring in an action thriller, your T-bone accident was probably just that: an accident. Still, with so many rules of the road designed to prevent these types of collisions, the insurance company will be looking closely to determine what mistakes one or both drivers made in order to cause the crash. More than likely, one of two things happened:

  1. The other driver hit your car because they were driving recklessly, or
  2. The other driver cut in front of you unexpectedly, effectively forcing you to hit their car.

In either scenario, the accident would be considered the other driver’s fault if you and your attorney can prove that’s what happened. With Colorado’s new tort system in place, proving fault is vital if you hope to get fairly compensated for the harm done to both you and your car.

How Do I Prove It Was the Other Driver’s Fault?

Not a driver alive is completely innocent of distracted driving. However, T-bone accidents aren’t usually the result of your everyday, run-of-the-mill glance down to change radio stations. They almost always occur in an intersection, and they’re almost always caused by reckless or careless decisions on the part of one driver, such as:

  • Speeding to catch a yellow light

  • Texting while driving

  • Generally not paying attention to the road

  • Ignoring a stop sign

  • Misjudging right-of-way rules

The good news for today’s car accident victims is that there are many tools available to demonstrate what really happened. For example, depending on the circumstances of your wreck, some or all of these factors could help you prove that the other driver is responsible for the crash:

  • Traffic cameras

  • The other driver’s testimony

  • Traffic signal programming (for instance, if the exact time of your wreck is known, it may be possible to confirm your claim about what color the light was at the time of the crash)

  • Witness statements

  • Photos from the scene of the accident

  • The police report

If you were injured in Brighton, Firestone, Loveland, or a neighboring area, start your case off right. Call the Law Offices of Edward Smith for a free consultation.

If you were Injured in a T-bone accident in Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, Brighton, Firestone, or anywhere in Colorado, attorney Edward Smith is here to help. Having represented personal injury clients since 1992, Edward knows how to approach car accident cases of every variety and is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to negotiating on behalf of his clients. Call today to get your free immediate consultation with Edward Smith.

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