New Orleans T-Bone Accident Lawyer
Attorney John S. Williams is ready to fight for you
There are many busy intersections in New Orleans, and they’re the site of many car accidents. T-bone accidents are a common type of crash at intersections, and can leave people with serious injuries. But recovering financial compensation after a T-bone accident can be a complicated and confusing process.
That’s why you need an experienced New Orleans car accident lawyer on your side. The Law Offices of John S. Williams can help. Attorney John S. Williams understands the impact a T-bone accident can have on victims and their families. He is dedicated to fighting for every dollar you deserve so you can recover from your injuries and move forward.
What is a T-bone accident?
A T-bone accident – also called a broadside accident – involves the front of one vehicle crashing into the side of another vehicle. The two vehicles form the shape of the letter “T.” These crashes usually happen when one vehicle is making a turn or proceeding through an intersection and can cause significant vehicle damage when they occur at higher speeds.
What causes T-bone crashes? It only takes one act of negligence. A driver at an intersection may have been speeding through to run a red light, or failed to stop at a stop sign. A driver may have been distracted and failed to check for oncoming vehicles before making a turn. Or a driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
What are common T-bone accident injuries?
People can be seriously hurt in T-bone crashes. Common injuries include traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from head trauma. Some people suffer back pain after a T-bone accident, sometimes from a herniated disc or fractured vertebra. Others suffer chest trauma, neck injuries, broken bones, or damage to internal organs.
Injury victims may be taken from the accident scene to a local hospital for diagnosis and treatment. They may need imaging tests such as an X-ray or MRI, lab tests, surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, home health care, and multiple follow-up appointment with doctors.
Recovering financial compensation
Medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming after a crash. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay. But recovering financial compensation can be complicated. The driver who is at fault for the T-bone crash may deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility.
Insurance companies are also not on your side. They may question the seriousness of your injuries. An adjuster may seek access to your medical records to look for evidence of a pre-existing injury. Or they may simply offer you a settlement – one that falls far short of covering the damages you suffered. Attorney Williams thinks you deserve better.
We build strong cases
Our firm takes nothing for granted. If you were T-boned, we conduct our own investigation of your accident to get the facts. This involves gathering evidence and carefully reviewing the accident report and your medical records. We identify witnesses and interview them about what they saw. And if needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts.
Attorney Williams knows how to build a strong case that proves you were injured due to another driver’s negligence. Then he will demand the compensation you deserve. He will negotiate with the insurance company to reach a settlement that meets your needs. But if they won’t negotiate, he will be ready to fight for you in court.
How much compensation can I recover for a T-bone accident?
It’s difficult to determine an average payout for a T-bone accident as each case is different. The amount of compensation recovered will depend on many different factors, including the type and severity of your injuries, the strength of the case, insurance policy limits, and whether you are found to be partially at fault for what happened.
But in general, we will seek compensation for all of the damages you suffered as result of the accident. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you couldn’t work because you were hurt, and other damages such as pain and suffering.
We will fight for the best possible outcome, whether through a T-bone accident settlement or jury verdict.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help.
Attorney Williams understands how your life can be affected by injuries from a T-bone accident. It may seem like the insurance company is not taking you seriously and you may not be sure what to do next. He will take your case seriously from day one and is ready to start fighting for your rights.
Don’t delay – the statute of limitations in Louisiana for taking legal action is one year from the date of your crash. Car accident attorney John Williams can review the details of your T-bone accident, go over your legal options, and answer any questions you have. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.