Lawyer for T-Bone Accidents
The lawyers at Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., are experienced in handling all types of accidents, including T-Bone car accidents with injury. Anytime a car accident takes place, it is always because one or more than one driver operated his or her vehicle negligently. Negligence occurs when someone either does something that a reasonable person would not do or in the alternative fails to do something that a reasonable person would do. T-bone car accidents with injuries usually occur at intersections. These intersections are generally governed by traffic control devices, like stop signs or Red lights.
As the motorists enter the intersection, one or both of them have a duty to observe a traffic device in question. For example, if a driver is approaching an intersection controlled by a stop sign - he or she must stop and make sure that there are no cars coming from either direction on the perpendicular roadway. If he or she fails to heed the stop sign or a red traffic signal, enters the roadway, and strikes the side of the oncoming car with the front of his car, i.e., causes a t-bone car accident, he is or she will be at fault for the accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured when a negligent driver causes a t-bone car accident with your vehicle, there is a protocol that you should follow. First, you, or someone on your behalf, should call the police. Police presence is important to ensure that all important details are recorded, and that the responsible party does not change his or her version of the events. Unfortunately in the City of Philadelphia, Police will not always come to the scene of a t-bone car accident if there are no injuries to any of the parties. If this happens to you, make sure that you obtain the driver's license, registration card, and insurance card of the other driver. If you have a smart phone or a camera, take photos of all of those documents AND of the damages to all of the cars involved and the accident scene. If you are unable to take photos, make sure to write down all of the above information.
If you are involved in a t-bone car accident with injuries, make sure that you inform the police officer of this fact and insist on getting first response aid. If you refuse an ambulance or other first aid and still feel pain or discomfort, call you family doctor or another health care professional as soon as practicable.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., are ready to assist you with any claims arising from your t-bone accident with injuries. We are available to answer all questions - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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