If you or a loved one have been injured in a T-bone car accident, one of the first steps in your recovery process is to contact a Milwaukee auto accident attorney. T-bone car accidents, also known as side impact collisions or intersection accidents, can cause severe injuries and even death.

An experienced Milwaukee car accident lawyer will fight on your behalf to hold a negligent driver accountable for their actions and help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Read on for common causes of T-bone collisions, what to do if you have been involved in one, and what potential damages our law firm can help you recover after your accident. 

What Are Some Common Causes of a T-bone Collision?

Most T-bone crashes are caused by a driver’s negligence. T-bone accidents are often the result of a driver failing to stop when they should, causing them to hit the side of another vehicle. The following are some common causes of T-bone collisions:

  • running a stop sign or a red light
  • failing to yield at an intersection
  • aggressive driving
  • pulling into the path of an oncoming vehicle
  • driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • driving too fast on icy roads or in poor visibility

Which Driver Is Responsible in a T-bone Collision?

If you were struck by a distracted driver, that driver is likely responsible for the collision. However, it is important to contact a lawyer to evaluate your case, as it is not always clear which party is at fault in a T-bone accident. Our attorneys will review the evidence presented to hold the distracted driver fully responsible.  Without the expertise of an attorney, the insurance carrier may try to attribute comparative fault on you, which may affect the damages you can recover.

What Should You Do If You Are Injured in a T-bone Collision?

If you are injured in a T-bone collision you should:

  1. Stop at the scene of the accident. 
  2. Immediately call 911 to report the accident and request an ambulance if anyone is injured - in particular, it is critical to seek the medical treatment you need right away.
  3. Exchange information with the other motorists involved in the crash as well as any eyewitnesses to the incident.
  4. Take photos of the scene of the accident.
  5. Contact a Milwaukee auto accident attorney who will investigate the case, gather evidence, and determine what a fair settlement or damages from a personal injury suit would be to compensate you for your losses.

What Damages Can You Recover?

When you come to our office, we will assess your case and seek the appropriate compensation for your injuries. If another party was negligent, and that negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • medical costs, including future costs related to the treatment of your accident injuries,
  • lost wages if you are unable to work due to the accident, and
  • pain and suffering.

T-bone accidents can result in severe injuries and you should be awarded damages to compensate for your losses. Reach out to our offices today for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you get the insurance settlement or jury award that you deserve.

If you are injured in an auto accident in Wisconsin through no fault of your own, you are entitled to receive compensation for your damages from the at fault driver.  

Although Wisconsin drivers are required to maintain automobile insurance, not all Wisconsin drivers actually carry insurance. What happens if you are injured by a driver who does not have auto insurance and no personal assets to pay for your damages? How will you pay for your medical bills and associated expenses?

Fortunately, a Milwaukee car accident lawyer can help you receive compensation for your injuries caused by an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run driver through the uninsured motorist coverage of your own automobile insurance.  

What Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

In Wisconsin, your automobile insurance includes uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. The uninsured motorist portion of your insurance policy applies if you, your family or other occupants in your vehicle are injured by another driver who does not have insurance or are injured by a hit-and-run driver.  Uninsured motorist coverage also applies if you or your family are injured as a pedestrian when struck by an uninsured driver or a hit-and-run driver. Under these various circumstances, you may be entitled to claim the same types of damages as you would if you filed a claim against the at fault driver, such as medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.

What Can I Recover In An Auto Accident With An Uninsured Driver?

If you were injured by a driver without insurance, you may be able to seek compensation from your own insurance company through your uninsured motorist coverage.  You may be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Uninsured motorist cases are handled with your insurance company similar to cases where the at fault driver has insurance.   Auto insurance companies seek to limit what they pay in car accidents, even for their own injured customers. They may try to diminish the value of your case or fail to be forthcoming about your uninsured motorist benefits.

What Can I Recover In An Auto Accident With A Hit-and- Run Driver?

Sometimes the at fault driver may refuse to stop and flees the scene of the accident. If you were involved in a hit-and-run accident, it is important that you contact law enforcement right away.  

If you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, you may be able to seek compensation from your own insurance company through your uninsured motorist coverage.  You may be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

What Should I Do If I Was Injured By An Uninsured Driver or Hit-and-Run Driver?  

You should discuss your options with an experienced Milwaukee car accident lawyer.  Natasha Misra Law has experience helping Wisconsin accident victims seek the compensation they deserve for their injuries. If you have been injured by an uninsured driver or hit-and-run driver, you should not have to bear the economic burden.  Together, we will look at the facts of your case and uncover all potential sources of recovery.  

Call our office today at (414) 210-3834 for a free consultation.

Natasha Misra

My law practice is dedicated to helping people who have suffered injuries in accidents which were not their fault. Born and raised in Milwaukee, I come from a family of medical professionals. My background and experience help me understand and represent individuals injured in accidents.