Chicago T-Bone Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys help the injured recover the financial compensation they deserve
Negligence when making a turn can result in a type of car crash called a T-bone accident. These types of accidents are common can leave people seriously hurt. When you’ve been injured, you may not know what to do next. The car accident lawyers at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight for your rights.
A T-bone accident (sometimes called a broadside or side-impact accident) often happens at an intersection when one car is turning and crashes into the side of another. Together, the two crashed cars resemble the shape of the letter “T.” They can cause serious injuries, especially if both vehicles were traveling at a significant speed.
These types of car accidents are caused by negligence. A driver may have been:
- Making a turn without checking for oncoming traffic
- Making an illegal turn
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Driving under the influence
If you were hurt in a T-bone accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation. Recovering compensation can be complicated for different reasons. Negligent drivers typically do not accept responsibility and deny doing anything wrong. They may even try to blame you for causing the accident.
Insurance companies aren’t looking out for your best interests. They are mostly concerned with keeping their profits as high as possible. In order to do that, they try to keep payout as low as possible. They may question the extent of your injuries or claim that they were pre-existing. They may make you a lowball settlement offer that falls far short of covering your damages.
Attorneys serving Chicago and all of Illinois
Insurance companies have lawyers on their side who try to find ways to minimize your compensation. That is why you need an experienced car accident attorney in Chicago who will fight for you. We know how insurance companies operate and we know how to build strong cases that hold negligent drivers accountable.
Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts for ourselves. We know where to gather evidence, such as traffic camera and security camera footage. We carefully review documentation, including accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts.
We also determine the total amount of damages that you have suffered in your accident. This includes all medical expenses for treating your injuries – both now and in the future. It includes any lost wages if you were left unable to work for some time. It may include other damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Our lawyers fight for your rights
When insurance companies see the resources that we have put into your case and that we are ready to fight for you all the way, they usually agree to discuss a settlement. We’re only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. If they won’t settle, we will be ready to fight for you in court.
If you were hurt in a T-bone accident, we suggest consulting an attorney as soon as possible. There is a statute of limitations for taking legal action and it can take time to build a case. We can also start investigating your accident before evidence is lost or destroyed and while the memories of witnesses are still fresh.