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Side-impact crashes can be devastating and deadly. In fact, more than 1 in 5 traffic deaths occurs in a T-bone car accident, and most of these wrecks are caused by negligence (sources: IIHS & III).

Whenever reckless parties cause T-boned car crashes, they can leave serious trauma and irreversible damage behind. They can also be liable for compensating victims for their losses and suffering.

At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we are devoted to helping people just like you recover from T-bone accidents. Strategic, tenacious, and fearless, our T-boned car accident lawyers have more than 20 years’ experience providing exceptional representation to help our clients win when it matters most.

No matter how challenging a case may be, we have the skills, knowledge, and resources to effectively stand up to any opponent in and outside the courtroom. That’s why we’re known as top car accident lawyers in Louisiana and Texas. And it’s why you can turn to us when it’s time to file a claim, seek optimal resolutions, and pursue the maximum available recovery.

Just contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for case-specific answers and advice whenever you need it. We are here for you, ready to help 24/7.

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Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has an unmatched record of success in all types of hit-from-the-side crash claims. We are ready to make your case and recovery our next victory.

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How Do Most T-Boned Car Accidents Happen?

Most T-bone wrecks occur because motorists simply aren’t being careful or following the rules of the road. In fact, some of the leading errors that cause drivers to slam into the sides of other vehicles include (source: III):

  • Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions: Excessive speeds can make it difficult for motorists to see and safely respond to red lights, brake lights, and stop signs. That can make speeding motorists especially dangerous around intersections where multiple vehicles converge.
  • Alcohol and/or drug impairment: Intoxication interferes with drivers’ abilities to see, process what’s happening around them, and appropriately react. That can mean impaired motorists totally overlook important signals and changes in their driving environment, increasing the chances they’ll T-bone another vehicle.
  • Failing to yield or comply with traffic signs or signals: Sometimes, drivers may actually know they have to slow down, yield, or stop, but they simply ignore that need and continue on. Whether that’s due to inexperience, impairment, distraction, or mere carelessness, it can cause devastating T-boned car crashes.
  • Distraction: Distracted drivers can end up blowing through stop signs, red lights, and areas where they should yield simply because they aren’t focused on the roads. Tragically, distractions of just a few seconds can result in horrific T-bone wrecks.
  • Aggressive driving: Reckless motorists may speed, tailgate, blow through red lights, and improperly change lanes. Those and other risky actions behind the wheel can easily cause aggressive drivers to hit others from the side, especially when there’s more traffic on the roads.

Keep in mind that drivers may be just one element contributing to hit-from-the-side crashes. Other factors that can contribute to T-boned wrecks can include (and aren’t limited to):

  • Vehicle problems, like defective or malfunctioning equipment, particularly brake failures
  • Road issues, such as poorly maintained streets or roads that have an inherently unsafe design
  • Bad weather, like any conditions that make it hard to see or that reduce traction with the roads

Why Are T-Boned Car Accidents So Deadly?

Side-impact collisions tend to be devastating because:

  • The point of impact is not in a vehicle’s “crumple zone”: The crumple zones are the areas of a vehicle that are designed to collapse as they absorb the impact of a collision. Since most wrecks are front-end crashes and rear-end collisions, a car’s crumple zones are in the front and back of the vehicle. So, when a side-impact crash happens, the crumple zones aren’t taking the brunt of the force. That can crush the frame of a car inwards while imposing a lot more of the crash force on the vehicle occupants.
  • T-bones can cause fatal rollovers: While a side-impact collision can be extremely harmful in and of itself, T-bone accidents can also destabilize vehicles that have been hit, causing them to roll. If that occurs, the chances of fatalities spike.

These dangers can be amplified whenever:

  • Vehicles are traveling at higher speeds right before the crash. High-speed T-bone car accidents are often deadly.
  • One vehicle is substantially larger and heavier than the other. For example, an 18-wheeler [2] hitting the side of a passenger vehicle can be much more damaging than if both vehicles were smaller cars.

I Was Hit from the Side by Another Vehicle. Who Is At Fault for My T-Boned Car Accident?

Fault will depend on several factors that are specific to your side-impact crash. To start unpacking those issues and get a better sense of who could be at fault for your T-boned car accident, here are some of the key questions you’ll need to answer:

  • Where were you on the road when the other vehicle hit you? Were you fully compliant with traffic laws when the crash happened? Did you see the other vehicle before it hit you?
  • What did you do and say after the wreck? Were you conscious? Did you or someone else call police? Did you provide any statements about the crash to anyone (at the scene or after)? If so, what have you said on record about the T-boned car accident?
  • Did anyone admit fault for the crash? Did anyone say ‘sorry’ or confess to violating traffic laws before the wreck occurred?
  • Were there any witnesses that you know of? If so, what did they see and share about the wreck?

These and other important questions can be answered during the course of a car crash investigation. In fact, it’s typically best for victims to investigate their side-impact crashes with the help of an experienced lawyer who can head up the inquiry, determine fault, and uncover all available legal remedies.

The team at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can do all of that and a whole lot more for you. No matter what you know or don’t know about your crash and liability right now, we can work closely with you to identify and pursue your best options for justice and recovery.

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After you’ve been hit from the side, the answers and information you receive early on can be pivotal to setting your case up for success. When you need outstanding advocacy from top attorneys with a winning record, you need Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.

Highly skilled and dedicated to putting our clients first, we go out of our way to provide the representation and service we would expect if we were in your shoes. That’s why our 5-star lawyers are the team you can trust for thoughtful, effective advocacy in the pursuit of justice. Discover the difference we can make in your claim and recovery by contacting us today.

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