It is difficult to predict the average payout for a T-Bone accident in Florida because every accident and injury is different. These are serious accidents, however, where the drivers are notoriously in peril. On average, when there are serious injuries, your payout is going to be more significant.
In 2019, Florida experienced an average of 1,101 car accidents a day, and in those crashes, 18,063 incapacitating injuries occurred. That means, on average, approximately 49 Florida residents a day became victims of an incapacitating injury. There were 236,753 bodily injuries in total for that year.
If this has happened to you, a Florida personal injury lawyer can help.
The Horror of T-Bone Accidents
T-bone accidents are notoriously terrifying and very often result in fatalities. A car comes out of nowhere, and your life changes in a second. The driver that is hit can experience several possible injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck or spinal cord injury
- Multiple bone fractures
- Soft tissue injury
In addition to property damage, victims experience costs that we call economic damages and non-economic damages.
What Impacts a T-Bone Accident Settlement?
Factors that impact a T-Bone accident payout relate to the costs you incurred due to your accident. That includes costs today and in the future.
The economic damages involved in a car accident include:
- Medical costs, today and in the future
- Lost wages, for lost work as a result of the accident, and lost wages if you are unable to return to work
- Property damages
Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience. You are entitled to compensation to restore your life to what it was before the accident. You are also entitled to compensation if you are unable to do that. If, for example, you lost a loved one or are incapacitated, you can recover damages.
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disfiguring or scarring
- Loss of consortium (loss of companionship)
Consult With a Florida Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been in a T-bone car accident, calculating the average settlement can be tricky, as each accident is different. At the same time, this is a serious accident, and your payout is likely to be higher than the average car accident settlement.
If the emergency doctor says I am okay and sends me home, do I still need a lawyer?
You will need a lawyer after a T-bone accident as the damages can be severe. You may also be okay the day of the accident but experience problems after the fact. A personal injury lawyer after a serious injury is always an excellent idea.
Will I get compensation if the accident was a little my fault?
Yes. You will still get some compensation. Florida follows the comparative fault rule with statute § 768.81. You will get a settlement based on the percentage of fault that was yours in the accident.