T-bone collisions (also commonly referred to as “broadside” or “side-impact” accidents) are among the most-dangerous of all vehicle collisions. Drivers and passengers of T-boned vehicles are typically helpless to protect themselves, and the impact forces in these accidents can cause severe traumatic injuries that will often lead to chronic pain and permanent disabilities. Victims will often incur substantial medical bills (both for emergency care and for long-term treatment and rehabilitation), miss weeks or months of work, and face other financial and non-financial consequences that can, quite literally, last a lifetime.
If you have been injured in a T-bone accident, you do not deserve to endure years of financial strain, physical pain, and emotional suffering due to someone else’s mistake. You deserve to be fairly compensated, and you deserve all of the support and resources you need to move on. A San Antonio T-bone-collision attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, will fight for accident victims’ rights. We believe in securing justice for our clients; and, if someone else is to blame for your injuries, we want you to know that we will fight tirelessly to maximize your financial recovery.10 Types of Financial Compensation for Injuries from T-Bone Collisions
If someone else was at fault in your T-bone accident, you are entitled to financial compensation for all of your accident-related losses. This includes:
Outstanding Medical Bills
Accident victims can seek full coverage for their outstanding medical expenses, including emergency room costs and costs for surgery and in-patient and out-patient care.
Future Medical Expenses
Accident victims are also entitled to coverage for their future medical expenses. This is typically one of the largest portions of accident victims’ financial recoveries, and understanding the long-term effects of your injuries is critical to negotiating a fair settlement.
In addition to past and future medical expenses, car accident victims can also collect compensation for past and future prescription costs.
With medical bills piling up, it is easy to forget about your car. But, you are entitled to full repair or replacement coverage for your vehicle as well.
Other Out-of-Pocket Costs and Expenses
Whether you need to buy medical equipment or make modifications to your home, you are entitled to compensation for all of the costs you incur as a result of your injuries. This includes gas to get to and from your doctor’s appointments as well.
If you miss time from work due to your injuries, you are entitled to have your lost wages paid by the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Lost Earning Capacity
If your injuries mean that you will be able to return to work in the future (or that you will need to take a lower-paying job), you can also recover compensation for your lost future earning capacity.
Physical Pain and Suffering
Along with financial costs, you are also entitled to compensation for the non-financial effects of your injuries. This includes physical pain and suffering.
Emotional trauma is another form of non-financial loss for which financial compensation is available.
Loss of Society, Support, and Enjoyment of Life
A third category of non-financial losses includes loss of society, support, and enjoyment of life. Serious traumatic injuries can impact your life in ways you could not have previously imagined, and Texas law provides financial compensation for all losses resulting from negligent drivers’ mistakes.
If you want to find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for a T-bone accident in San Antonio, you can contact Ronald A. Ramos Law Office for a free consultation. To speak with attorney Ronald A. Ramos in confidence, please call (210) 308-8811 or request an appointment online now.