T-bone accidents often result in severe injuries to drivers and passengers. Typically, these crashes involve side impacts between the front end of one vehicle and the side of the other vehicle. Also, because there is only a door separating the individual from the vehicle slamming into the car, there is a greater chance of traumatic and life-threatening injuries. A Tennessee auto accident attorney can help you prove that the other driver was at fault for the T-bone car accident so that you can recover compensation for your damages.
Who is to blame for a t-bone car accident?
To recover compensation for a T-bone car accident, you must prove that the other driver was responsible. In a side-impact car crash, either driver could be responsible for causing the accident. You must look closely at how the crash occurred and the traffic laws applicable to the situation. The evidence must show that a driver was negligent and the accident occurred because of the driver’s negligence.
For example, a driver failed to stop for a red light and collided with the side of another vehicle. The failure to yield the right of way at the red light was negligent, and this negligence caused the accident.
What if the accident occurred as a driver was exiting a parking lot? The driver exiting the parking lot might be at fault if he or she pulls out in front of another vehicle with the right of way. However, if the driver of the vehicle that collided with the vehicle pulling out was texting, the texting driver could be at fault. Had the driver not been texting, he might have had time to stop before colliding with the vehicle pulling out of the parking lot.
As you can see, determining who is to blame for a side-impact car crash can be complicated. An investigation is required to determine the exact cause of the crash and gather evidence of fault.
Evidence Used to Prove Fault for a T-Bone Car Accident
The evidence used to prove fault for a car crash varies depending on the circumstances. In many cases, evidence from the accident scene, such as photographs and videos, show the placement of the vehicles after the crash. In some cases, we can locate an actual video of the crash from a traffic camera or surveillance camera. The police report and witness statements can also provide evidence regarding the cause of the crash.
If it is difficult to determine fault for a crash, we may retain experts who can reconstruct the crash to determine fault. For example, accident reconstructionists use the evidence from the crash to recreate how the accident occurred. By recreating the events, the expert can determine which driver was responsible for the collision.
Contact a Tennessee Auto Accident Attorney for Help
Insurance companies tend to blame the other driver in T-bone car accident cases. By placing some blame on the other driver, the insurance company avoids paying as much to settle the claim. Before you provide a statement regarding your car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Cummings Law today. What you say to the insurance company could be construed as admitting fault. Don’t let the insurance company trick you into making a statement that could hurt your car accident claim.
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