Oakland T-Bone Accident Lawyer
When you are driving through an intersection, whether it is at a traffic light or a stop sign, you could be at risk of serious injury in a T-bone accident. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that T-bone crashes cause more than 7,000 deaths every year in traffic accidents, and they account for approximately 18 percent of all deadly collisions reported annually. In other words, T-bone accidents can be debilitating and life-threatening, and thousands of people lose loved ones in these types of devastating crashes every year. If you were injured in a T-bone accident, or if you lost someone you love in one of these types of side-impact collisions, our firm is here to help. An experienced Oakland T-bone accident lawyer can get started on your case today.
What is an Oakland T-Bone Accident?
What is a T-bone accident? These types of collisions are also known frequently as side-impact crashes, or angle collisions. Sometimes these types of crashes are also known as broadside collisions. They occur when one vehicle crashes head-on into the side of another vehicle, creating a “T” shape with the two cars. They often happen when one vehicle at a four-way intersection runs a red light or a stop sign and collides, head-first, into the side of another vehicle traveling through the intersection.
Since T-bone accidents often happen at high speeds and affect the sides of vehicles where protections are often not as substantive, side-impact collisions tend to be devastating physically and emotionally. Indeed, even when these crashes are not fatal, they frequently result in severe and debilitating injuries.
How Do I Seek Compensation After an Oakland T-Bone Collision?
After a T-bone crash or any other traffic accident, you will want to begin working with an Oakland traffic collision lawyer as soon as possible to determine whether you should begin your case by filing an auto insurance claim, and you should work with your attorney to decide on a first-party claim through your own auto insurance company or a third-party claim that would be filed through the auto insurance of the negligent driver.
Yet first, you will want to take a number of steps to preserve your ability to seek and obtain financial compensation:
- Gather as much information as possible at the scene of the crash, including contact information and insurance for anyone involved in the collision, witness information, and photographs;
- Seek medical attention immediately to ensure that any injuries are properly assessed and treated;
- Report the collision to your own auto insurer, being careful to supply only the facts; and
- Hire a T-bone accident attorney in Oakland as soon as possible.
Contact Our Oakland T-Bone Collision Attorneys Today
T-bone accidents in and around Oakland can be devastating. When another motorist runs a red light or a stop sign and causes irreparable harm, it is essential to hold that driver accountable. Our Oakland T-bone accident lawyers can speak with you today about your claim. We want to help you seek and obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve. Contact Venardi Zurada for more information about how we assist clients with motor vehicle collision claims in California.