San Antonio T-Bone Accident Lawyers
Our law firm fights for injury victims in Bexar County, Texas
One of the most common types of car accidents we deal with at our San Antonio law firm is a T-bone accident. When these collisions occur, serious injuries often result, including broken bones, internal bleeding, concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
When this happens, it’s critical that car accident injury victims fully understand their legal rights. That’s why we want to help. Our experienced San Antonio T-bone accident attorneys at The Herrera Law Firm have been helping injury victims for years in Bexar County. As a result, we know the law and understand how the legal system works here.
When you have our legal team on your side after your T-bone accident, you can count on us to make sure that your injury claim gets the attention it deserves. We never take anything for granted. We do the work that needs to be done to do the job right.
What is a T-bone accident?
Sometimes referred to as broadside accidents or side impact collisions, a T-bone accident involves one car crashing into the side of another vehicle. Often, T-bone accidents occur at busy intersections in cities. But they can just as easily occur on rural roads. Wherever your T-bone collision occurred, make sure you fully understand your legal rights. Make sure you talk to a lawyer right away.
Why do broadside accidents happen?
T-bone collisions generally occur because one driver was behaving in a reckless or negligent manner. Examples include:
- Driver runs a red light and crashes into the side of another vehicle driving through the intersection.
- Driver does not stop for a stop sign and crashes into the side of another car at a four-way stop.
- Drunk driver doesn’t stop at an intersection and hits the side of another car.
- Tired driver falls asleep at the wheel and drives through an intersection into the side of another vehicle.
- Reckless driver pulls out of a driveway or a parking lot without looking and crashes into the side of a vehicle traveling on the road.
Who’s at fault in a T-bone accident?
In many cases, the driver who crashes into the side of another vehicle in a T-bone accident is the at-fault driver. But that’s not always the case. For example, if a driver does not stop at a red light and attempts to drive through an intersection, that car can easily be hit in the side by another driver traveling through the same intersection. In this particular case, the driver who hit the side of another car would not be at fault. Instead, the driver who ran the red light and was hit would generally be the at-fault driver.
But even if your T-bone accident seems straightforward, don’t simply assume that the other driver will be identified as the at-fault driver. That driver might deny doing anything wrong and try to blame you for causing the collision. And if that happens, you might have a hard time getting the money you rightfully deserve for your injury-related expenses, which can easily add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more.
Can T-bone accident injury victims file a lawsuit?
The short answer? Yes, in most cases, injury victims can file a lawsuit seeking damages (financial compensation) after a T-bone accident. There are several reasons why you might choose to file a T-bone accident lawsuit, including:
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company makes a lowball settlement offer and refuses to negotiate or offer you more money.
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company denies your injury claim.
- You believe you can obtain more money by filing a lawsuit and taking your case to court.
Texas has an at-fault car insurance system. This means the at-fault party must pay for your T-bone accident if another driver caused your collision. And in many cases, the best way to get that money is to take legal action – but only an attorney can tell you whether that’s in your interest.
How can a T-bone accident attorney help?
T-bone accidents can be very complicated. If you don’t have an attorney on your side, you might not get the money you deserve. As a result, you could end up with thousands of dollars of unpaid bills due to your Texas broadside accident.
Our experienced San Antonio T-bone accident lawyers at The Herrera Law Firm know how to tackle such tough legal cases. We know exactly what evidence to look for, including tracking down traffic camera footage of your crash and eyewitnesses if possible. We leave no stone unturned in search of the truth.
Learn more about your legal rights. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with a San Antonio car accident attorney you can count on in a crisis. We have the knowledge, the skills and the drive you need to succeed.