T-Bone accidents, or side-impact collisions, may have serious consequences for motorists. This type of collision typically occurs when the front of a vehicle impacts the side of another vehicle. Injuries from these types of accidents may be catastrophic or fatal depending on the speed of impact and vehicle size. If you have incurred economic and non-economic losses due to another driver’s carelessness, speak to an experienced Florida lawyer for help conducting an investigation that may determine liability.
Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi of Marsalisi Law has helped thousands of T-Bone accident victims secure the monetary compensation they deserve for the physical, emotional, and financial losses sustained due to someone else’s negligence. With millions recovered, and an emphasis on personal and compassionate representation, we are prepared to fight for the justice you deserve and help provide legal guidance with the various elements of your car accident claim.
What is a T-Bone Accident?
Due to the severe nature of T-Bone accidents, catastrophic injuries and fatalities are prevalent in these types of accidents. When a car is impacted on the side, the driver has little protection from the impact. Over 3,500 victims suffered a fatality in a T-Bone accident in 2020. Typically, negligence plays a big part in side-impact collisions, which occur at intersections or congested traffic lights.
Negligent driving behaviors that may result in a T-Bone accident in Florida:
- Running a red light;
- Failing to yield to another driver;
- Improper left turns;
- Violating traffic laws;
- Improper U-turns;
At Marsalisi Law, we understand the severity of this type of accident and fight on your behalf to secure monetary compensation for the injuries and other losses you may have incurred due to another driver’s negligence.
Liability in a Florida T-Bone Accident
Liability in motor vehicle accidents may differ depending on the circumstances of the accident and the unique evidence in each case. With the help of Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi of Marsalisi Law, we may investigate the details of your accident, gathering valuable evidence to demonstrate the cause and which party is responsible and building your case strategically so you may obtain the monetary compensation you are owed.
The following evidence may demonstrate negligence in a Florida T-Bone accident:
- Video or photo surveillance of the incident
- Witness and expert testimony
- Police reports
- Pictures of injuries and vehicle damage
- Detailed written account of the accident
- Examining medical records
To determine liability, you have the burden of proof to demonstrate that the liable driver’s direct actions resulted in your accident. Some circumstances may be easier to prove than others; for example, if the negligent driver received a traffic ticket for running a red light at the scene, then it is most likely that they are responsible for the accident.
At Marsalisi Law, we help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence and build a robust claim on your behalf so you may secure the losses you have unjustly incurred.
Determining Fault in a T-Bone Accident in Florida
Florida is a no-fault state, requiring victims in a T-Bone accident to first file a personal injury claim through their insurance company for monetary compensation. Florida motorists are required to hold a maximum of $10,000 in PIP coverage that covers injury and property expenses incurred in an accident. Regardless of liability in a T-bone accident, you may be compensated by your own insurance to the extent of your policy.
If you have suffered damages beyond your PIP coverage, you may need to file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company or file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. Providing liability in a Florida T-Bone accident may be challenging to navigate alone and may require the skilled legal guidance of a Florida car accident lawyer.
Speak With an Experienced Florida T-Bone Accident Lawyer at Marsalisi Law
Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi of Marsalisi Law can help you determine who is liable after a T-Bone accident by conducting an investigation into the details of your accident, obtaining necessary evidence, and building a robust case on your behalf so you may focus on recovery. We have secured millions in monetary compensation for thousands of victims affected by negligence and are ready to help you acquire the justice you deserve.
Schedule a free consultation today by calling (727) 800-5052 or filling out our contact form. We are fluent in English and Spanish.
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