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What Could I Claim For T-Bone Accident Injuries?

By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 4th March 2024. You might be able to make a personal injury claim for your T-Bone accident injuries. However, you will need to prove that another road user was fully or partially responsible for your injuries because they breached their duty of care.

A T-bone accident occurs when one driver collides with the side of another driver’s vehicle; this is most commonly caused by a driver failing to yield to the other driver’s right of way.

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T-bone Accident and Injuries Claims Guide

In this guide, we will provide an overview of the compensation you could be awarded for your injuries and how this may be calculated. Additionally, we will discuss the duty of care every road user owes each other and the criteria you must meet to be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Furthermore, we will discuss how the introduction of the Whiplash Reform Programme may affect how you make your claim.

You can also contact one of our advisors to receive free advice for your potential claim today. They are available to help 24 hours a day and could answer any questions you may have.

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  3. How To Prove Liability For A T-Bone Road Accident
  4. What Injuries Could You Get In A Road Traffic Accident?
  5. Start Your Claim For T-Bone Accident Injuries
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What Could I Claim For T-Bone Accident Injuries? 

Following a successful personal injury claim after a road traffic accident, the suffering and pain your T-Bone accident injuries have caused you should be compensated via general damages.

In the table below, we have used the amounts listed in the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The reason we have referred to the JCG is because it lists compensation guidelines for different types of injuries, with the amounts based on previous court cases. It is also used by many legal professionals when valuing claims.

However, you should only refer to this table as a guide, as each and every personal injury claim has its own unique circumstances.

Compensation Table

 

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Injury Notes Compensation Guidelines
Very Severe Brain Injuries There may be some ability to follow basic commands and there will be little to no meaningful response to environment. £282,010 to £403,990
Moderate Brain Injury (ii) Moderate to modest intellectual deficit and ability to work greatly removed with a slight risk of epilepsy. £90,720 to £150,110
Paraplegia The level of award will depend on: extent of pain, dependence, depression, life expectancy and sexual function. £219,070 to £284,260
Severe Back Injuries (ii) A back injury that has special features such as damage to the nerve roots with associated loss of sensation, impaired bladder/bowel function and mobility. £74,160 to £88,430
Arm Injuries (b) The person suffers with a significant cosmetic or functional disability that is permanent due to serious fractures in one or both of their forearms. £39,170 to £59,860
Severe Neck Injuries (iii) Fractures, dislocations or severe damage to soft tissue that lead to chronic conditions and a significant permanent disability. £45,470 to £55,990
Moderate Knee Injuries (i) Torn cartilage/meniscus or a dislocation which results in minor instability. £14,840 to £26,190
Modest Ankle Injuries Undisplaced or minor fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries. Various factors such as the recovery period will affect the amount awarded. Up to £13,740
Whiplash injuries only 2(1)(a) Last more than 18 months but no more than 24 months. £4,215
Whiplash injuries with minor psychological injuries 2(1)(b) Whiplash injuries lasting longer than 18 months but no more than 24. £4,345

 

The Whiplash Reform Programme

With the introduction of the Whiplash Reform Programme, how certain low-valued road traffic accident claims are made in England and Wales has changed.

This is applicable to claims being made by those who are over the age of 18 and were injured in a road traffic accident as a passenger or driver of a vehicle and have injuries valued at £5,000 or less.

Furthermore, any whiplash injuries will be valued in line with the tariff set out in the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. If you have suffered any additional injuries that are not listed in the tariff, these will be valued in the traditional way.

Claiming For Special Damages 

Additionally, special damages could compensate you for the financial losses you have suffered that your injuries have directly caused. Some examples of special damages you could claim for include:

You will need to provide evidence to prove these losses, such as payslips or receipts.

Contact one of our advisors today if you have any further questions about claiming compensation for your T-Bone accident injuries.

Who Is At Fault For A T-Bone Vehicle Accident? 

As previously stated, a T-Bone road accident usually occurs when another driver fails to yield to another driver that has the right of way, causing them to crash into the side of their vehicle.

However, in order to have a valid claim, you need to be able to prove that another road user was fully or partially responsible for the T-Bone accident and your injuries due to them breaching their duty of care. A breach of duty of care that leads to an injury is known as negligence.

Every road user owes each other a duty of care whilst using the road. They must use the roads responsibly and safely to protect themselves and others from injury. Additionally, they must follow the guidance and rules set out for them in the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988.

If you are still unsure whether you could make a personal injury claim, you can contact one of our advisors. They can offer you free advice and answer any of the questions you may have about car accident claims.

How To Prove Liability For A T-Bone Road Accident 

Providing sufficient evidence could help support your claim as it could help prove an injury and its severity as well as proving who was liable for the accident. Some examples of the evidence you could use in your claim include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident.
  • Dashcam footage of the incident.
  • A police report (if applicable).
  • A copy of your medical records confirming the type of injury you suffered.
  • Contact details of eyewitnesses who could make a statement at a later date.

Additionally, one of our solicitors could help you with gathering evidence for your claim.

To be put in contact with one of our solicitors, you can contact one of our advisors. Additionally, they could provide further information about the importance of providing evidence to help prove who was liable for a T-Bone accident and your injuries.

How Long Do I Have To Claim For T-Bone Accident Injuries?

If you have been injured in a t-bone accident, you will only have a set amount of time to start a personal injury claim. If you meet the relevant eligibility requirements, you will only have 3 years to start your claim from the date of the accident, as stated under the Limitation Act 1980.

There are certain exceptions to this rule. For example, if a child is injured in a t-bone traffic accident, the time limit is suspended until their 18th birthday. They will then have until their 21st birthday to bring forward a claim. Alternatively, a court-appointed litigation friend could make a claim on the child’s behalf before their 18th birthday.

Additionally, the time limit is frozen indefinitely for those who lack the mental capacity to make their own claim. In this instance, a litigation friend could act on their behalf. However, if they were to regain this mental capacity and a claim has not already been made for them, the 3-year time limit is reinstated from the date of recovery.

Get in touch with our advisors to see whether you still have enough time to start your car accident claim. They could also help answer any additional questions you may have about the personal injury claims process.

What Injuries Could You Get In A Road Traffic Accident? 

If you have been involved in a T-Bone road traffic accident, some of the injuries you could suffer could include:

Depending on the type of injury you have experienced, you could suffer various consequences, and your quality of life could be impacted. However, no matter the type of injury you suffered, you must prove that it was caused by negligence in order to make a personal injury claim following a road traffic accident.

Contact one of our advisors today to discuss your potential claim and receive free advice.

Start Your Claim For T-Bone Accident Injuries 

Why not call our advisors now to have your personal injury claim after a road traffic accident assessed for free? If, after a free initial evaluation, they can see that your case has merit, they could offer to introduce you to one of our No Win No Fee solicitors.

No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors can provide their service through a Conditional Fee Agreement CFA. This generally means that the claimant has no fees to pay upfront for the services the solicitor will provide, nor will they need to pay any service fees as the case progresses.

Only when the road traffic accident claim is successful will the solicitor working under a CFA take a capped success fee. Should the claim fail, no fees are needed from you, the claimant, for the service the solicitor has provided.

Contact one of our advisors to discuss your potential claim for your T-Bone accident injuries.

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You can contact one of our friendly advisors if you are still wondering how much you could receive in compensation for your T-Bone accident injuries. They could offer you free advice for your potential personal injury claim. Additionally, they could answer any questions you may have about starting a claim.

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