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The average payout for a T-bone accident ranges from around $5,000 for cases involving minor injuries to more than $200,000 for crashes with more severe injuries. However, this figure varies greatly based on a variety of factors, and some are harder to quantify than others.

The Average Payout for a T-Bone Accident Depends on Numerous Factors

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T-bone accidents occur when the rear or front of a vehicle hits the side of another vehicle while going at full speed. These types of collisions are often dangerous and may result in severe injuries and even death.

Extent of the Injuries

Because there is less protection on the sides of the vehicle, injuries that result from a T-bone accident are often severe and require extensive treatment and rehabilitation. Common injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Muscle strains and sprains

An average payout for a T-bone accident takes into account the medical expenses related to the injuries. Some injuries, such as moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, require lifelong rehabilitation, which increases the payout.

Property Damage

The extent of damage to the vehicle is also a factor. Because T-bone crashes often occur at high speeds, there is a good chance that the vehicle will need total replacement.

Pain and Suffering

average payout for a t-bone accident

The judge may award the injured party damages for pain and suffering, which refers to physical and emotional distress due to the accident. This includes depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and other mental health conditions. The specific damages are harder to determine, but we at Sargon Law Group can help quantify the correct amount for your situation.

The At-Fault Party

The payout amount also varies based on who caused the accident. The driver who slammed into the side of the car may be fully at fault. Perhaps the accident occurred due to faulty vehicle equipment, and a judge may find that the vehicle or parts manufacturer is the at-fault party.

There is also the possibility that both drivers are partly at fault. Arizona has a comparative negligence law, so even if the injured party was partly to blame, he or she could still recover damages. However, it would be a lower payout amount than if the other party was 100% at fault.

Wrongful Death

Almost 14% of T-bone collisions in Arizona end in fatalities. If the accident was the other driver’s fault, the family members of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim and request compensation.

This results in a higher-than-average payout, as damages may include future missed wages, funeral expenses and emergency medical treatment prior to death as well as loss of companionship or pain and suffering for the family.

Let Us Help You Get a Fair Payout for Your T-Bone Accident

At Sargon Law Group, we have the experience and skills to know how to build a case to receive a fair payout for a T-bone accident. If you received injuries due to this type of crash, contact us, and we will review your case and advise you on how to proceed.