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T-Bone car accidents are among the most catastrophic. If you’ve recently been injured in a T-bone collision, it’s essential to reach out to an experienced team of litigators for help. Call Brown & Crouppen and discover how our award-winning Kansas City car accident lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Brown & Crouppen is home to the Midwest’s most trusted and experienced car accident attorneys. Since 1979, our law firm has helped to change the lives of thousands of crash victims by recovering over $1 billion in settlement and jury awards.

Let us take on the insurance company and negligent driver responsible for your T-bone crash. Focus on getting better. Call our Missouri law offices in Kansas City to set up a free consultation now.

How Can Brown & Crouppen Help Me After a T-Bone Accident in Missouri?

Not only are T-Bone accidents violent, but they can be incredibly difficult to investigate and analyze. While you may be entitled to compensation, navigating the claims process and getting an insurance company to pay you the money you deserve can be tough.

That’s where our trusted Missouri car accident lawyers in Kansas City can help.

For decades, we’ve been fierce advocates for catastrophically injured T-bone accidents and families who have lost their loved ones in fatal wrecks. Our ability to take on powerful insurance companies and win big is unparalleled.

Our personal injury attorneys will do the following:

  • Provide the honest and transparent legal guidance you deserve
  • Carefully investigate your T-bone car accident with the help of trusted experts and specialists
  • Analyze crash reports, property damage, photographs from the scene of the crash, medical records, video recordings, and other evidence pertinent to your case
  • Identify the underlying cause of your T-bone crash and determine who’s at fault
  • Aggressively seek a maximum settlement offer during negotiations with the insurer and liable parties

We’ll help you understand the pros and cons of the settlement offers you receive. If you’re lowballed, our skilled Missouri trial attorneys will be ready to file a lawsuit and bring your T-Bone crash case to a jury near you.

T-Bone accidents can be costly. Hiring an attorney to help you fight for compensation shouldn’t add to the financial burden you’re under. Brown & Crouppen works on contingency so that you can afford the help you need. 

You pay nothing unless we win your case.

We advocate for car crash victims across the state, including the greater Kansas City and St. Louis metro areas. Don’t hesitate to call one of our law offices near you to set up a free consultation to learn more.

"I was in a car wreck and wasn't sure which way to go after dealing with the insurance company of the person that hit me. The result just didn't feel right. From.the beginning my attorney, paralegals and assistants made me feel comfortable. I like the fact that I was involved in the decision making.I have a friend that used a different law firm for another reason and when I told my friend I was given options they said they wished they'd called Brown and Crouppen! I'd recommend Brown and Crouppen to anyone."

What is a T-Bone Car Accident?

A T-Bone car accident occurs when the front end of one vehicle drives into the side of another vehicle. 

The crash quite literally forms a “T.”

Also known as side-impact, angle, or broadside collisions, T-bone accidents tend to happen when a driver:

  • Runs a red light or stop sign at an intersection
  • Fails to yield the right of way
  • Miscalculates the amount of time they have to turn in front of oncoming traffic
  • Makes an illegal turn

Drivers who are distracted, drunk, or speeding are more likely to make mistakes that can cause T-Bone collisions in Missouri.

How Do You Determine Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident?

T-Bone accidents happen when a driver fails to yield the right of way and crashes into the side of another vehicle. Typically, the driver who fails to yield the right of way causes the accident and assumes responsibility for the resulting damages. However, liability can be shared by anyone who contributes to the accident.

Let’s say that Driver A and Driver B get into a T-bone accident at an intersection in St. Louis. Driver A sped up to beat a yellow light and raced through the intersection. However, Driver B anticipated the green light and started early through the intersection. The result: Driver A slammed directly into the driver’s side of Driver B’s car.

Who’s at fault? Here, both parties would assume some responsibility for the accident. Let’s say they’re equally to blame. As a result, each driver’s financial award would be reduced by half to account for their contributions to the T-bone crash.

You’ll need a thorough independent investigation to get to the bottom of why and how your T-bone accident happened. Brown & Crouppen’s Missouri car accident lawyers have the resources and experience you’ll need to get the answers you deserve.

What If I Contributed to a T-Bone Car Accident?

Don’t panic. You can share responsibility for a left-turn collision and still reserve the right to get compensation for your injuries. However, under Missouri’s pure comparative fault system, your damages will be reduced based on your role in the accident.

If you’re speeding, texting and driving, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted, or otherwise negligent — and these actions contribute to a crash — the amount of money you can get in a personal injury claim will be reduced in proportion to your share of fault.

If you’re 40 percent at fault, your damages will be reduced by 40 percent to reflect that.

Be prepared for other motorists and insurance companies to point fingers and attempt to shift blame to you. These tactics, if left unchallenged, can leave you with a fraction of the compensation you deserve.

To protect yourself, put our experienced Kansas City car accident attorneys in your corner. We’ll anticipate these tactics and work hard to minimize how much (if any) fault is assigned to you.

What Are Some Common Injuries From a T-Bone Car Accident?

Left turns are dangerous, and resulting accidents can leave victims struggling with severe, life-changing injuries.

At Brown & Crouppen, we’ll help you seek compensation for T-bone car accident injuries, including:

After a car accident, you’ll want to first seek medical treatment at the closest hospital in Kansas City. Then, call our law office to set up a time to discuss your legal rights and options. We’re always available to take your call — 24/7/365.

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Get started with a free consultation with one of our skilled Personal Injury Lawyers today.

What’s the Statute of Limitations for T-Bone Car Accident Lawsuits in Missouri?

Missouri law provides car accident victims with a five-year window to pursue compensation after a crash.

If you fail to seek compensation before the Missouri statute of limitations expires, you’ll lose the ability to assert your rights and get the money you need. Therefore, it’s important to reach out to an experienced car accident attorney in Kansas City as soon as possible after a wreck.

Speak With an Experienced Kansas City Car Accident Lawyer Today

You don’t have to struggle with the costs and consequences of a T-bone car accident on your own. You got hurt because someone else made a bad decision, and our Kansas City T-bone car accident lawyers are ready to help you fight for accountability.

Benefit from a compassionate, caring team of trial attorneys with decades of experience helping crash victims like you. We’ve won over $1 billion in compensation, and now we’re ready to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your car accident case.

Contact us at our law office in Kansas City, Missouri, today to get started. We offer a free consultation, so call now.



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