Who is Responsible in a T-Bone Accident? Contact Our Office.

(Personal Injury, Accidents)

T-bone accidents can become quite complex, as there can be more than one driver responsible and at fault for the accident. The manufacturer of the vehicle and even another driver on the road that had not been involved in the crash itself may be responsible for the collision as well. It is pivotal in any case after a collision to collect as much evidence as possible, as it can be used to strengthen your case in the accident. Taking pictures of the collision, collecting contact information of any nearby witnesses, and gathering statements are all beneficial sources of evidence that may be used to prove your innocence in an accident of this measure.

  • How Does a T-Bone Accident Occur?

A T-bone accident occurs when one vehicle hits the side of another vehicle. Oftentimes, this happens when one driver overlooks a stoplight or stop sign causing them to collide with another vehicle at an intersection. This type of accident can also occur in parking lots when backing out of a spot, or even on the freeway when a driver has a loss of control and is excessive speeding. This type of collision is called “T-bone” because the collision between the two vehicles creates a t-shape when impacted. In many cases, there are multiple parties responsible for a T-bone accident and it can become difficult to analyze. Contact experienced attorney, Ramona Kennedy, to help evaluate your specific case and determine who is truly liable for the collision.

  • Establishing Liability in a T-Bone Accident

If the driver who disregards a stop sign or red light strikes another driver crossing an intersection at a green light, the driver who is at the bottom of the “T” is responsible for the collision and is at fault. If the driver who got struck on the side is the one who ran the red light or stop sign, and the other driver had the green light, the driver at the top of the “T” is responsible for the collision and is at fault.

If there are failures in the manufacturing system of a vehicle, causing it to malfunction while driving, then the manufacturing company will take partial or full liability for the collision. For example, a failure of braking or bad breaks is a common manufacturing failure that causes serious damage on the road.

If there is another driver who was not involved in the actual collision that has caused another driver to strike into a vehicle at an intersection, for example, that driver is at fault and is legally obligated to stay at the scene of the accident. In some cases, since the at-fault driver had avoided any damage to themselves or their vehicle, they will take off and disclaim any responsibility. This is why it is imperative to collect any evidence from on sight witnesses after the collision, as it will be used to determine liability when presented to a skilled attorney.

  • Damages That T-Bone Accidents Can Cause

T-bone accidents can lead to life-threatening injuries depending on the intensity of the impact. Expensive medical bills, damaged property, physical therapy, emotional and psychological distress, and dealing with the pain and suffering after a serious accident are all expenses that drivers deal with after an accident of this measure.

If you or someone you love has endured a T-bone accident, it is essential that you contact attorney Ramona Kennedy today to receive compensation for your suffering and damages. We understand how difficult complex T-bone accidents can be, so it is our job to provide you with the proper help and guidance that you may need in receiving compensation and establishing liability. We are passionate about what we do and strive to provide compassionate service to our clients who need legal assistance, we are here to fight for you.

For your accident cases, contact attorney Ramona Kennedy via phone or WhatsApp at +(949)-677-0063 or email: [email protected]. Remember, no win, no fee and no upfront fee.

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