Cherry Hill T-Bone Accident Lawyers

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Cherry Hill T-Bone Accident Lawyers

Cherry Hill T-bone accident attorneys fighting for victims of broadside crashes in South Jersey

T-bone car accidents occur when the front of one car strikes the side of another car. The letter “T” perfectly illustrates this collision. T-bone accidents are also called broadside accidents. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill T-bone accident lawyers work with investigators, the local police, and traffic reconstruction experts when necessary to determine how your accident happened and who is responsible. We also question everyone involved in the accident, everyone who witnessed the accident, and everyone who has information about the accident to determine fault. Our car accident lawyers fight to obtain all the compensation for your personal and financial damages that you deserve. We have a strong record of impressive jury verdict and settlements.

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Why are T-bone accidents so devastating?

Sadly, many T-bone accidents cause catastrophic injuries or deaths. The driver and front-seat passengers in the car whose front strikes the other car are most exposed, but the passengers in the rear of the car can be severely injured as well. The occupants of the car whose side is struck are most exposed, but the passengers in the other car may also suffer severe injuries.

Unlike head-on and rear-end collisions where the impact forces the occupants forward or backward, a Cherry Hill T-bone crash forces the occupants to their sides or to spin around. Standard airbags provide front-to-back protection. When a T-bone crash happens, it helps if the occupants also have side-impact airbags.

Where do T-bone accidents happen?

T-bone accidents can happen anywhere. These car accidents often occur at:

  • Intersection accidents. Intersection T-bone accidents usually occur when cars in perpendicular lanes both try to cross through the intersection at the same time. For example, if you’re waiting at a traffic light, you have the right to proceed when the light turns green. If another car to your right or left tries to run through the red light, the front of your car could strike its side.

Liability should be clear if one person failed to stop at a stop sign or drove through a red light.  Liability becomes more difficult when the intersection has no light or stop sign. The issue then becomes who had the right of way.

  • When a car backs out into traffic or a car merges into traffic from another road. Generally, a car that is entering a roadway from another road, a parking lot, or a driveway has a duty to yield the right-of-way to the driver who is already driving on that roadway. Still, liability may be an issue if the driver who is traveling on the road sees the entering car and fails to move into another lane or slow down to let the car enter the same road.
  • Parking lot accidents. These broadsides usually occur at the end or the start of an aisle of cars as cars that are circling the parking lot, leaving the parking lot, or just coming in from the highway. T-bone accidents can also happen if a driver backs out without checking to see if there are any moving cars behind them. Generally, the drivers of cars that back out without looking are liable. Otherwise, an investigation of the accident is required to determine who is responsible.
  • When a car is making a left turn across traffic lanes. As a rule of thumb, drivers who turn left assume the risk. Drivers should not start their turn until all traffic coming towards them or from their sides has passed them by. Still, there may be situations where the car that turned is not responsible and the other car is – such as when you have a green light and turn left, and while you’ve completed most of your turn, a car in an oncoming lane speeds through the intersection or drives through a yellow or red light.

T-bone accidents may also be due to the negligence of the New Jersey Department of Transportation or other state entities/agencies to properly design or maintain a road – such as by failing to install a stop sign or a traffic signal at an intersection that clearly needs one.

What causes a T-bone accident in Cherry Hill?

Most T-bone accidents happen because one driver fails to yield the right-of-way to another driver, fails to comply with a traffic light signal or stop sign, fails to stop before entering a roadway, or fails to look in their rear-view mirror before backing out. T-bone accidents may happen because a driver assumes (incorrectly) that another driver will stop when the light is yellow.

Many of the reasons our Cherry Hill T-bone accident lawyers argue that a car accident is caused by one driver:

What injuries do Cherry Hill T-bone accident victims suffer?

Generally, the occupants of the car that is struck on the side (as compared to the front) suffer more serious injuries because the side of a car offers very little protection compared to the hood of a car. Still, occupants of both cars are likely to suffer serious injuries, including:

Many of these injuries are life-altering. Many of these injuries require a lifetime of care or long-term care. At Ferrara & Gable, our car accident lawyers work with your doctors to understand the medical care you’ll need, the cost of that care, and all the ways your injuries affect every part of your life.

How much is my Cherry Hill broadside accident worth?

We demand compensation for all your current and future:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages, income, and work benefits
  • Property damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of function of a body part
  • Loss of consortium (marital enjoyment and support)

If a loved one died in a Cherry Hill T-bone crash, we file a wrongful death action where we demand compensation for:

  • The funeral and burial costs
  • The loss of financial support your loved one would have provided
  • The loss of comfort, society, and guidance your loved one would have provided

Do you have a Cherry Hill T-bone accident lawyer near me?

Our Cherry Hill T-bone accident lawyers meet clients at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There’s parking nearby. You can reach us by the Rt. 38 bus. Ferrara & Gable also consults with clients who are not mobile by phone or via a video consultation.

We’ll answer all your questions, explain your rights, and aggressively pursue your car accident claim.

Talk with an experienced South Jersey broadside accident attorney now

You need help paying your bills. You deserve compensation for your pain. You have the right to restart your life. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill T-bone accident lead attorney has been fighting for personal injury victims for 50 years. We’ve helped many people like you obtain strong insurance settlements and jury verdicts from negligent drivers. If you were injured or a loved one tragically died in a T-bone accident, call us or complete our contact form today to schedule a free consultation.