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At Gruber Law Offices, our 20 attorneys and 100 support staff are ready to work for you. We have recovered millions in damages and we have a deep knowledge of the insurance industry and how to get results in a side impact car accident that led to injuries or death. We treat our clients with the utmost compassion and respect. We believe you deserve personal service and should be kept informed of every development as your case unfolds.

At Gruber Law Offices, our 20 attorneys and 100 support staff are ready to work for you. We have recovered millions in damages and we have a deep knowledge of the insurance industry and how to get results in a side impact car accident that led to injuries or death. We treat our clients with the utmost compassion and respect. We believe you deserve personal service and should be kept informed of every development as your case unfolds.

Wisconsin Car Accident Statistics for Side Impact Crashes

Wisconsin Car Accident Statistics for Side Impact Crashes

You cannot keep other Milwaukee drivers from running red lights or speeding through intersections and smashing into the side of your car. But you can take charge after a T-bone accident by enlisting the help of an experienced Milwaukee car accident attorney to hold the at-fault driver accountable for your injuries and losses.

The experienced Milwaukee car accident attorneys at Gruber Law Offices, LLC represent people who have been injured by other drivers’ carelessness or negligence. We are available to review the details of your side-impact collision and discuss the appropriate steps to take. Attorney David Gruber and the legal team at Gruber Law Offices, LLC have fought for injured people in Wisconsin for more than three decades. While the law firm has expanded to more than 120 attorneys and staff, Gruber Law Offices remains a family-owned business and offers the personalized attention of a small firm.

Wisconsin Car Accident Statistics for Side Impact Crashes

David Gruber works with his wife, attorney Nancy Gruber, who is managing partner. Their son Steven Gruber, who also is an attorney, joined the firm. We treat our clients as we would want our own family members to be treated. Our T-bone accident attorneys offer a free case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee basis. Gruber Law Offices only charges an attorney’s fee if we recover compensation for you. Our philosophy is, “One call… that’s all!” It’s as simple as that: you call Gruber Law Offices, and our dedicated team will take care of all aspects of your T-bone car accident case.

What Is a T-bone Accident?

side-impact-collision1When a driver runs a red light at a Milwaukee intersection, the most common type of car crash that occurs is a side-impact or broadside collision. This type of crash is often referred to as a T-bone accident or right-angle accident. Two vehicles converge from cross streets at an intersection, and one driver fails to obey a traffic light or yield the right of way. As a result, one vehicle smashes into the driver’s side or passenger side of the other vehicle.

While advances in car design have increased protection in side impact collisions, these crashes can still cause serious injuries or life-threatening injuries to those involved. The door panels and sides of cars generally have less structure to absorb the impact of the crash than the front or back of a vehicle. Near side crashes in which the occupant is seated on the side of the car that is struck pose a higher risk of causing serious or life-threatening injuries such as traumatic brain injuries. However, depending on the force of impact, those who are seated on the opposite side of a vehicle from the side struck also may sustain serious or fatal injuries.

Who Is At Fault in a T-bone Accident?

Nearly all T-bone accidents are caused by driver errors.

fatalMany broadside crashes at Milwaukee intersections involve drivers running stop signs or red lights. Most drivers know that trying to beat a traffic light is extremely dangerous. Rather than braking in response to a changing traffic light, some impulsive motorists accelerate and speed through the intersection, even after the light has turned red. This dangerous driving behavior often results in side impact accidents.

T-bone collisions also may occur when a vehicle is turning onto a road from a side street, alley or driveway, misjudges the speed of an approaching vehicle and pulls into the path of the vehicle, resulting in a collision.

Winter weather conditions including slick roads and reduced visibility cause some broadside collisions. A motorist may drive too fast on a snow or ice-covered road, be unable to stop and slide through an intersection into another vehicle.

Most broadside collisions are preventable crashes caused by a driver’s misjudgment or disregard for safety. Milwaukee police may charge a driver who ran a red light and caused an accident with failure to yield, reckless driving or other charges, depending on the specifics of the accident.

Dangerous Intersections in Milwaukee Area

Milwaukee’s list of most dangerous intersections, as identified by Milwaukee police, includes:

  • 76th and Good Hope Road
  • Appleton and Capitol Drive
  • 60th Street and Capitol Drive
  • Fond Du Lac Avenue and Capitol Drive
  • Appleton and Center Street
  • 60th Street and Center Street
  • Sherman and Center Street
  • Fond Du Lac Avenue and Center Street
  • Fond Du Lac Avenue and North

The most dangerous intersections in the Milwaukee suburbs, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, include:

  • Interstate 41/Highway 45 and Capitol Drive, Wauwatosa
  • Interstate 94 and Highway 164
  • Interstate 94 and Highway 83, Delatosa
  • Greenfield Avenue and Moorland Road
  • Interstate 94 and Moorland Road
  • Silver Spring Drive and Port Washington Road, Glendale
  • Interstate 94 and Highway F
  • Bluemound Road and Barker Road
  • Bluemound Road and Moorland Road
  • Les Paul Parkway and Racine Avenue
  • 108th Street and Lincoln Avenue, West Allis
  • Moreland Boulevard and Kossow Road

rear-end-collision4The vast majority of intersection accidents are caused by driver errors and bad decisions including disregarding a traffic signal, failure to yield, inattention, illegal maneuvers, speeding, driving while impaired and careless driving.

rear-end-collision5A person injured by another motorist in a broadside accident may have a right to pursue compensation for injury-related losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and vehicle repair or replacement. When a person dies in a side impact accident due to another driver’s negligence, the surviving family members may have a right to file a wrongful death claim.

You should seek the guidance of the experienced T-bone accident attorneys at Gruber Law Offices if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a broadside accident caused by another driver at a Milwaukee County intersection.

What to Do If You Are Involved in a T-bone Accident

After a T-bone collision in Milwaukee accident, you are required by law to stop at the scene of the accident. You should determine whether anyone is injured and needs an ambulance.

Wisconsin law requires that you report any accident involving an injury or $1,000 or more in vehicle or property damage. You should call 9-1-1, report the accident and request an ambulance if needed and wait for a police officer to arrive.

You are required to provide your name, address, driver’s license and vehicle registration number to the other motorists involved. If another driver refuses to share their license or registration information, then allow the police to gather all the driver information when they arrive.

While waiting for the police to arrive, you should use your phone camera to take photos of the side-impact collision, the position of the vehicles and your injuries. If you are unable to take photos, you should ask someone else to do so for you, if possible. Accident scene photos can provide helpful evidence if you pursue an accident claim.

The police will file an accident report that will document the basic details of the T-bone crash and the drivers involved and where the accident occurred. The police report is the first piece of evidence that insurance companies will use to determine who is at-fault and financially liable for the accident.

If the other motorist disputes their responsibility for causing the crash, their insurance company will likely side with their policyholder to avoid a payout and may dismiss your claim. You will have to persuade the insurer that their policyholder is liable for your losses and therefore the insurance company has a responsibility to compensate you for your losses.

Rather than trying to deal with another driver’s insurance company, it is best to have an experienced lawyer contact the insurance company on your behalf and investigate for you.

A T-bone accident lawyer at Gruber Law Offices can investigate the accident, gather evidence to support your claim and identify those who are at fault and potentially liable. Our attorneys will calculate the cost of your current medical bills and anticipated future medical expenses, your lost wages, and impaired earning capacity and seek a settlement that reflects the full value of your losses.

Call our Car Accident Law Firm Today

Call our Car Accident Law Firm Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a T-bone crash or side impact collision resulting from another driver’s carelessness or disregard for safety, seek a free consultation with a Milwaukee car accident lawyer. Our experienced attorneys at Gruber Law Offices, LLC have represented many people injured in auto accidents and can discuss your legal options free of charge. Then you can decide how you wish to proceed.

We can investigate the crash and help you demand compensation for the damages you or your loved one has sustained. There is no legal fee charged unless Gruber Law Offices obtains compensation for you through an insurance settlement or jury award. If your injuries limit your ability to visit our law offices, our attorneys can meet you at a location more convenient to you such as your home, hospital or place of work.

Call 414-436-2484 to speak with an experienced Wisconsin broadside collision accident attorney today. “ONE CALL… THAT’S ALL!”

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