Florida T-Bone and Side Impact Accident Liability

Although every motor vehicle crash has its own complex dynamics, most of these incidents are preventable events. While weather or road design and condition may impact the likelihood and severity of an accident, the human factor stills play a predominant role in Florida accidents. This is especially true in T-bone accidents.

T-bone or side-impact collisions refer to situations when the front of one vehicle slams into the side of another. These accidents can lead to serious life-altering injuries and even death. According to some studies, T-bone collisions are the primary reason for 60% of all deaths in economic cooperation and development (OECD) member countries. Further, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that these intersection collisions contribute to nearly half of all collisions in the nation.

Who is Liable in Florida T-Bone Accident?

Many situations can lead to T-bone or side-impact collisions. Some common liable parties in a Florida T-bone accident include:

  • Drivers: Negligent drivers speeding through a yellow light or stop sign and slamming into another driver are often responsible for these accidents.
  • Vehicle Manufacturers: These accidents may also result from defective brakes or other car parts.
  • Government Entities: Poorly designed roadways or roads without appropriate signage may increase the likelihood of a T-bone accident.
  • Businesses: Businesses who maintain control over a parking lot with inadequate signage or broken direction signals may be liable for these accidents.

Establishing liability after a Florida T-bone accident requires a comprehensive grasp of the complex laws that govern these cases. Thus, injury victims should consult with an attorney before speaking with insurance companies, engaging in settlement negotiations, or pursuing a civil personal injury lawsuit.

Oviedo, Florida T-Bone Accident

Recently, Florida news reports described a harrowing Oviedo T-Bone accident involving six people. According to State Troopers, a vehicle turned left out of a grocery store parking lot when it slammed into another car going east. The collision caused the east-traveling vehicle to catch on fire. Emergency responders transported three occupants from each car, including a 16-year-old boy, to the hospital.

Contact a Florida Car Accident Attorney to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries or died in a Florida car accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada. The lawyers on our team have represented accident victims in and around Miami for the last 46 years. We have successfully represented injury victims in complex accident cases such as those involving drunk drivers, T-bone collisions, and rear-end accidents. In addition to Florida car accident cases, we represent clients in product liability claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, premises liability matters, and nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We have recovered significant amounts of compensation for our clients. Contact our office at 877-448-8585 to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney on our team. Calling is free, and because we accept all car accident cases on a contingency basis, we will only bill you for our services unless we can recover compensation on your behalf.


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