How Is Liability Determined in a T-Bone (broadside) Car Accident?

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While any car accident can be life-altering, T-bone collisions (broadside collisions) are among the most dangerous and unpredictable. In these types of crashes, one vehicle strikes into the side of another, forming a “T” shape. Determining liability in T-bone accidents involves a careful analysis of various factors to establish which driver bears responsibility. 

At Jassim Law, we understand the complexities of such cases, and we are committed to conducting meticulous investigations into T-bone car accidents to identify all parties who may be held responsible for our clients’ damages. If you or someone you care about was injured or killed in a T-bone car accident in the San Diego area, a Jassim Law personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve. 

Factors Considered in Determining Liability in San Diego T-Bone Accidents

T-bone accidents typically occur at intersections when one vehicle fails to yield the right of way or runs a red light, colliding with the side of another vehicle proceeding through the intersection. These accidents often result in severe injuries due to the vulnerable side impact.

To determine liability in a T-bone crash, the following factors may be considered:

  • Traffic signals and right of way: Examining traffic signals and signs is crucial to establishing which driver had the right of way. A driver running a red light or failing to yield may be deemed at fault.
  • Speed and visibility: Assessing the speed of the vehicles involved and visibility conditions helps determine if a driver had adequate time to react or if they were exceeding the speed limit.
  • Statements from witnesses: Eyewitnesses can provide additional perspectives on the sequence of events and help corroborate or dispute the drivers’ versions.
  • Traffic camera footage: Surveillance footage from traffic cameras can offer an unbiased account of the accident, capturing the actions of both drivers leading up to the collision.
  • Skid marks and accident reconstruction: Examining skid marks and utilizing accident reconstruction experts can provide insights into the speed, braking, and swerving patterns, aiding in determining fault.
  • Cell phone records: In cases involving distracted driving, obtaining cell phone records can reveal if a driver was on a call or texting at the time of the accident.
  • Driver statements and police reports: Statements given by the involved drivers and details in the police report play a crucial role in understanding each party’s perspective and actions.

At Jassim Law, we recognize the devastating impact T-bone accidents can have on victims and their families. Our experienced team is adept at investigating the details of these collisions, employing a thorough approach to determine liability. We strive to confirm that those responsible are held accountable for the injuries and damages they have caused.

Contact a San Diego T-Bone Accident Attorney Today for a Free Case Review

After suffering an injury in a T-bone car accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as you are well enough to pick up the phone. Should you need help getting medical care or dealing with health insurance and medical providers, the Jassim Law team is dedicated to helping you get the best medical care – no matter whether or what type of health insurance you may have.

With a dedication to empathy and a passion for keeping our neighborhoods safer, Attorney Pajman Jassim brings a unique blend of compassion and legal proficiency to your side. Recognized as a SuperLawyer Rising Star for 2015 and SuperLawyer 2017-2024, Attorney Jassim has a history of securing substantial recoveries for clients.

Contact Jassim Law at (619) 630-2680 for a free, confidential consultation. You can also fill out our contact form. Our team is here to navigate the complexities of your case, advocating for your rights and helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.