T-bone accidents, also known as broadside collisions or side-impact collisions, are some of the most common — and most deadly — auto accidents in the United States. In fact, they account for 13% of all car accidents. After you have been injured, the last thing on your mind is dealing with pushy insurance agents or medical bills. What steps should you take after your accident, and why should you rely on a car accident attorney to help you find justice? As an experienced Monroe, Louisiana, attorney, I have the answers you’re looking for.

An Overview of T-Bone Accidents

T-bone accidents refer to car accidents in which one driver collides the front of their vehicle with the side of another vehicle. The only object protecting you from the other vehicle is a thin door, which results in an astonishing number of injuries and fatalities. Over half of them result in deaths; twenty years ago that statistic was only 31%. This increase can be attributed to higher speed limits and an increase of SUVs on our roads.

Common Injuries

If you’ve been injured in a side-impact collision, both minor and long-lasting injuries can occur. Common injuries that result from t-bone accidents include:

  • Head injuries such as concussions

  • Neck and back injuries like whiplash or spinal cord damage

  • Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries from shattered glass or concaving doors

  • Limb injuries including broken bones

  • Soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, and tears

Regardless of how you were hurt, it is essential to document all medical bills, appointments, procedures, and recovery times so I can build a strong case to increase your chances of receiving the largest settlement possible.




There are countless reasons why the other driver collided with the side of your car, among them are:

  • Speeding/reckless driving

  • Driving distracted

  • Intoxication

  • Highway hypnosis

  • Faulty brakes

You may be entitled to compensation as long as there is substantial evidence proving the other driver was at fault for the collision.

Possible Settlements

There is no concrete equation — despite other sources you may have come across on the internet — that can tell you how much money you will be receiving in your car accident settlement. Each court, attorney, and collision is different, so deciding on a number will take time and effort for everyone involved. Contact me to schedule a free consultation if you would like to get started with your case. That being said, the party at fault will need to be determined before a compensation agreement can be reached. 

Fault Regarding Car Accidents in Louisiana

Louisiana is an at-fault state, meaning whoever is found responsible for the wreck — you, the other driver, or both — is responsible for property damage and medical bills. Who crashed into who doesn’t automatically assign guilt or fault. For example, if you ran into the other person on a Monroe roadway because they failed to make sure the road was clear before turning, they would be responsible. If you were hit because the other driver ran a red light, they’d be responsible in that situation as well.

Taking plenty of pictures and gathering information from witnesses or traffic cameras are strategies to prove guilt on the other party. However, acquiring this evidence can prove difficult without the help of an attorney.


As an attorney that has helped countless clients receive compensation for their injuries, I can tell you that personal injury is an area of law where practice makes perfect. Hiring an attorney who has worked cases similar to yours can be the difference between a disappointing result and a rewarding victory for you in your case. Contact my office in Monroe, Louisiana, today to schedule a consultation so we can begin working on your case.