Quincy T Bone Accidents
The coastal city of Quincy, called the Gem City because visitors called it a gem of a city, is located in Illinois. It as a thriving transportation hub in the 19th century and remains a place close to the convergence of multiple highways. Broadway Street, also known as Illinois 104, runs east west within the municipality. I-72 travels south of the city by about 12 miles. Quincy residents have a median age of 40.3. Their median household income is $46,935. Serious injuries may be inflicted by a T-bone accident, and unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for medical care and time off work to be out of reach when you live in the city. If you were injured or a loved on died in a crash, you should call the seasoned Quincy T-bone accident lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We have more than 60 years of experience representing clients injured in car accidents, and also handle SSDI and workers’ compensation claims.Quincy T-bone Accidents
In a T-bone accident, which is also known as a broadside collision, the front end of one car collides with the side of another. The vehicles form the shape of a T. Often these crashes occur at intersections. Sometimes they are the result of failing to abide by traffic signs and signals, such as a driver who runs a red light or a stop sign, distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, or a careless failure to yield at an uncontrolled intersection.
T-bone accident injuries can be severe, even catastrophic, meaning that they alter the accident victim’s life permanently. It is crucial to retain a lawyer after a T-bone accident. These accidents often inflict serious injuries or fatalities, especially those inside the vehicle that was struck on the side when they were sitting on the collision side of the car.Liability for a Broadside Collision
Our lawyers may be able to recover damages on your behalf if we can establish liability. In most cases, T-bone accidents are the result of negligence. To show negligence we’ll need to prove: (1) you were owed a duty of care by the defendant, (2) the defendant failed to live up to the duty of care, (3) this failure caused your injuries, and (4) actual damages. Defendants may breach the duty to use reasonable care and cause a T-bone accident by speeding, driving while texting or calling on the phone, dealing with distracting situations such as kids fighting in the backseat or a pet, or failing to yield to another driver with the right of way at an intersection.
Your damages may be reduced by an amount proportionate to your degree of fault for the accident under a rule of modified comparative negligence. You can be barred altogether from recovering damages if you were 50% or more responsible for the accident. For example, if both you and another driver were distracted moving through an uncontrolled intersection, and the jury determined that your total damages were $100,000, but that you were 50% responsible for the accident, you would not be able to recover damages.Damages for T-Bone Accidents
Most of the time, the damages our attorneys can recover in a T-bone accident case are compensatory damages. These are damages that are meant to put you back in the place you would have been in had there been no accident. They can include:
- medical bills,
- lost income,
- lost earning capacity,
- loss of enjoyment,
- replacement services,
- and pain and suffering.
The nature and severity of your injuries will determine the amount of damages in most cases. Injuries that could be sustained include spinal cord damage, neck and back injuries, head injuries traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, and cuts and bruises. If, for example, you suffer paralysis, this catastrophic injury would call for a greater amount of compensatory damages than cuts and bruises would.Consult a Seasoned Quincy T-Bone Accident Attorney
If you were injured or a loved one died in a T-bone accident, you should call the seasoned Quincy car accident lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We have fought for compensation car accident victims for more than 60 years. We also handle SSDI benefits and workers’ compensation claims. Call us at 312-263-6330 or 800-444-1525 or complete our online form.