Frisco Side-Impact Accident Lawyer
Your injuries may not be your fault if you or a loved one were involved in a side-impact collision. The driver who hit your vehicle may be held liable. A Frisco side-impact accident lawyer may be able to assist you in determining liability and seeking compensation. For a free case review, call a Frisco car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Doug Goyen at 972 599 4100 today.
Every year, side-impact collisions, also known as “T-bone” accidents, account for nearly one-third of all fatal crashes. This type of collision can result in serious injuries, particularly to the head, neck, and spine.
Seat belts are less effective in side-impact collisions because they prevent occupants from moving forward but do not limit side motion as well. Seat belts reduce the risk of being ejected from a vehicle, but they do not protect against injuries caused by the body collapsing against the car's interior.
Side-impact collision injuries can be severe, and T-Bone accident victims are frequently left with lingering pain and suffering, significant medical bills, lost wages, and other economic damages. As a result, the advice and counsel of an experienced car accident attorney are priceless.
We have a reputation for providing our clients with aggressive legal representation at the Law Office of Doug Goyen. Our personal injury attorneys have the legal knowledge and resources required to achieve favorable outcomes in side-impact accident injury cases. We will conduct a thorough investigation to gather all pertinent facts and will work tirelessly to establish the other driver's liability. Depending on the circumstances, we may enlist the assistance of accident reconstruction specialists to assist with the claim.
Because car accident cases frequently involve dealing with an insurance company, we use our negotiating skills to reach fair and reasonable settlements. If the insurer fails to pay the full amount of the claim, we are fully prepared to go to trial. We understand that being involved in a side-impact collision can be a terrifying experience, as well as a physical, emotional, and financial burden. Our legal team is here to help alleviate that burden and ensure that our clients receive adequate compensation and medical care. Don't go it alone if you or a loved one has been injured in a T-Bone accident. Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen today for a free consultation, or use our website's contact form.
Drivers and passengers are more likely to sustain injuries to the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and/or limbs in a side-impact collision. As would be expected, occupants on the struck side of a car and occupants of lighter-weight vehicles are more likely to be injured in side-impact accidents. Contact with a passenger in the car next to them may also injure occupants of a vehicle in a side-impact crash. These injuries can be severe, even fatal, in some cases.
The following are some common injuries caused by side-impact collisions:
- Head injuries, including concussions, traumatic brain injury, and other head trauma
- Neck and back injuries including spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones and fractures
- Chest and shoulder injuries
- Damage to arms, legs, and joints
- Soft tissue injury
- Wrongful death
These severe injuries can have far-reaching consequences. The physical and emotional pain and trauma caused by the crash may last a lifetime. Some people never fully recover from their injuries and must adjust to a new, more limited physical reality. Crash victims face severe economic hardship as a result of medical bills and lost work time. Some people will never be able to return to work; and, sadly, when a loved one is killed in a car accident, the devastating emotional pain can be exacerbated if that person was also a financial provider.
When you are involved in a T-bone accident, your entire life can change in an instant. Even a minor injury can result in a lengthy hospital stay, time away from work, pain, distress, and significant medical expenses.
Unfortunately, negligent drivers are frequently to blame for these accidents and the resulting injuries–and deaths.
A side-impact collision can cause serious injuries to you and any passengers in your vehicle. It may also result in a damaged or totaled vehicle. You may be able to recover the cost of your damages from the negligent driver.
If you were hurt in a car accident, you may be able to recover the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future loss of earning capacity
- The cost to repair or replace your vehicle
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Wrongful death damages
A personal injury lawyer can assist you in determining the financial value of your claim. By reviewing your pay stubs, employment records, medical bills, and billing statements, they can assist you in receiving the money to which you are entitled. They can work to ensure that your claim is not undervalued or underpaid by calculating the cost of your damages.
Do not let a car accident put you and your family in a difficult financial situation. Discuss and review the accident's cost with a personal injury attorney from the Law Office of Doug Goyen. When you contact our firm today, you can learn more about recoverable damages.
According to the NHTSA, over 9,000 fatalities occurred as a result of a side impact in 2003, accounting for 29 percent of all occupant fatalities. In 2019, the Texas Department of Transportation reported over 97,610 traffic accidents caused by failure to yield the right of way, with many of these accidents resulting in side impacts and injuries or fatalities. Side-impact collisions are more likely to result in vehicle damage and injuries to vehicle occupants. The following are some of the most common causes of side-impact collisions:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Fatigued driving
You may be entitled to compensation if another driver's careless or reckless driving caused a side-impact collision. Even if you were partially to blame for the accident, you can still seek compensation. According to Texas law, as long as your responsibility is less than 50%. The amount of fault you have will be deducted from any settlement you receive.
The statute of limitations is the time limit set by the law for bringing legal action. In Texas, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, the statute of limitations begins to run at the time of your accident. If you want to file a lawsuit, you must not let the statute of limitations run out.
You may not realize you've been injured for days or weeks after your accident. Make sure to double-check yourself for injuries. If you believe you have been injured, see a doctor right away.FREE CASE REVIEWS
If you are looking for a Frisco side-impact accident lawyer, call (972) 599 4100. We offer free phone consultations with a Frisco accident lawyer. We also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, legal issues involved, and legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation owed.
You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover. We charge a contingency fee structured to take a percentage of what we recover. As a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns our interests in the case with our client’s interests.DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICE
Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax
Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.
By Doug Goyen, email@example.com