If you were t-boned by a company truck, you need a lawyer to help you get full compensation and hold the company and its driver accountable. Attorney Eric Hageman helps accident victims and their families and has years of experience getting multimillion-dollar settlements for his clients. He is a member of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group.
Is There Evidence That the Truck Driver Was At-Fault for the T-Bone Crash?
When our truck accident lawyers are hired for a serious injury or truck crash wrongful death case, we immediately begin an independent investigation to find evidence to prove the truck driver was at-fault. We dig for evidence to find out if the truck driver was
- Distracted (eating, using a cell phone)
- Drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Asleep or tired
- Qualified to drive the big rig or other truck.
We also look for evidence needed to answer the following questions:
- Did the driver try to stop and when (determined by an analysis of the skid marks)?
- Did the truck driver have a history of traffic violations?
- Was the truck in good repair (determined by inspecting the truck and looking at service records and past incidents with the truck)?
- Was any part of the truck defective because of a manufacturing or design error?
- Was the truck driver drunk or under the influence of drugs?
Investigating a lawsuit against a truck company and driver and building a winning case is expensive. Our law firm has the resources to do what is necessary to win.
Failure to Yield Right-of-Way
Semi truck v. car t-bone accidents often involve failure to give the right-of-way at an intersection. Each state has traffic laws that govern right-of-way. It is usually defined as the privilege of the immediate use of the road.
Common semi-truck t-bone accidents:
- Semi truck ran a stop sign and t-boned an auto
- Semi truck ran a red light or stop light
- Semi truck driver failed to stop at a yield sign when the facts required the semi to yield the right-of-way
- Semi truck driver did not yield the right-of-way at an uncontrolled intersection when he or she should have done so
- The semi truck driver turned into a vehicle when he or she should have yielded the right-of-way.
If a semi truck driver is speeding, he or she forfeits right-of-way. For example, if a car runs a stop sign and a semi truck speeds through an intersection and t-bones the car, both the car and the semi truck are at fault. Any passenger injured in the semi truck v. car accident can sue both drivers.
How Much is My Case Worth?
If the accident victim survived, we get to know the person and learn how the injuries caused by the t-boned by a semi accident are affecting his or her life. We hire medical experts to testify regarding medical procedures and expenses, estimated future medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Pain and suffering includes compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability, loss of quality of life and embarrassment.