Being involved in any accident can be terrifying. However, T-bone accidents are particularly terrifying because it involves a car crashing into the side of a car, meaning that the passengers on the side of the collision are likely to experience severe injuries. These injuries can lead to expensive medical services and impede people from working in order to keep up with daily expenses on top of those medical bills.
People harmed by someone else’s recklessness or carelessness should not have to cover the financial consequences of that person’s actions. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we are committed to helping accident victims pursue the fair compensation they are owed to help recover from their accident and get back on their feet. Our attorneys go the extra mile to help our clients reach favorable results on their claims. Contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe today to start building a strong T-bone accident claim.
How to Determine Liability in a T-Bone Accident
To recover compensation from a T-bone accident claim, it’s necessary to prove that the other driver is legally responsible for the accident. Proving legal responsibility (liability) in a T-bone accident case means proving negligence and causation.
Negligence means that the other driver breached their “duty of care” with their actions or lack of action. Duty of care is the legal obligation that every driver has to obey traffic regulations and operate their vehicles in a way that proactively prevents causing harm to others on the road. When a driver fails to exercise the proper level of care in a situation, they breach their duty of care and can be held liable for any damages that arise as a result of their negligence.
Proving causation means creating a legal link, utilizing evidence, between the at-fault driver’s negligence and the accident and related damages. In other words, the driver’s negligence must be the direct cause of or significant contributor to the accident that caused you harm.
Why You Need an Attorney for a T-Bone Accident Claim
There’s a variety of evidence that can be used to demonstrate fault in a car accident. From the initial accident report to expert testimony. However, collecting that evidence and presenting it to support your side of the story requires skill and resources. This is why a trusted and experienced attorney comes in handy.
Insurance companies are focused on their own profits, not on helping accident victims recover financially from an accident. Even if their insurer is clearly at fault, their job is to point the blame away to limit their payout. An attorney ensures that the blame is pointed in the right direction and that you can receive the compensation you deserve. They help you secure the necessary evidence and negotiate with insurance companies to help ensure you get the maximum value for your claim. When insurance companies are unwilling to offer a fair settlement, an attorney can prepare your claim for court. An attorney will fight to ensure your claim reaches a favorable resolution.
Fight for the Compensation You Are Owed by Contacting a Skilled Car Accident Attorney
After an accident, the focus should be on recovering, but that can be challenging in the midst of trying to hold the liable party accountable. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we are determined to go above and beyond for our clients to give them the space they need to focus on what’s important. We know that the aftermath of an accident can be just as chaotic and traumatizing as the accident itself, and we work hard to help lessen the load on our clients.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe believes in handling personal injury cases personally. Our commitment is to our clients and getting them the best possible results. Contact our firm today by calling 516-358-6900 or completing our contact form.
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