T-bone car accidents are some of the most deadly auto accidents you can experience on the road. According to the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration, tens of thousands of people are injured from t-bone car accidents. Also known as broadside collisions, they can have long-lasting effects on your financial and physical health, especially if you weren’t at-fault for the incident.
Florida is a “no-fault” state, meaning you may be able to file a lawsuit against the driver that caused your accident, which can make fighting for compensation more difficult if you were injured.
Luckily, Hoag Law Firm, P.A., is here to help. Attorney Brian Hoag in St. Petersburg, Florida has profound knowledge of personal injury and car accident law, so he can help you pursue compensation so you won’t be stuck with paying for the accident that wasn’t even your fault.
Potential Costs of T-Bone Accidents in Florida
The most common injuries for t-bone accidents are as follows. Current sources put the average cost of recovery within these ranges:
- Head/brain trauma: $33,000 to $80,000
- Neck/back injuries: $10,000 to $100,000
- Broken bones: $2,500 to $35,000
Keep in mind, these numbers are based solely on current data. These costs only take into account direct costs, such as emergency room visits, x-rays, casts, surgeries, and so on. You may need physical or cognitive therapy, equipment such as a wheelchair, or other things that require a constant financial commitment, which can and will add up drastically.
Depending on certain factors (such as the speed of the cars, angle of impact, age and value of the car, and more), you could be facing several thousand dollars in damages that need to be fixed. Even “older” cars can prove costly after you’ve left the auto shop.