Determining Fault in a T-Bone Accident

One of the deadliest and most severe types of crashes is a T-bone accident. When this type of accident occurs, determining fault is a key part of the claims process. At the law office of Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, our experienced car accident lawyer can investigate your case and help you to prove fault. To learn more about determining fault in a T-bone accident and how Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander can help, call our law firm directly today. 

What Is a T-Bone Accident?

A T-bone accident is a type of crash that occurs when one vehicle slams into the side of another, forming a T-like shape. Typically, these types of crashes happen at intersections, often when one party fails to yield to another. 

T-bone accidents can result in serious injuries to all parties involved, including traumatic brain injuries, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries, scarring and disfigurement, bone fracture injuries, and neck and back injuries. 

Who’s at Fault in a T-Bone Crash?

In order for an injured party who has suffered extreme loss to recover the full amount of compensation they deserve, they will have to be able to prove the fault of the responsible party. Fault for a T-bone accident is based on negligence—that is, which party failed to exercise a reasonable degree of care. 

Because T-bone accidents most commonly occur at intersections, an investigation is necessary after a crash to discover precisely how the crash occurred. For example:

  • Did one driver fail to yield and run a red light or stop sign?
  • Was one driver illegally and unsafely stopped within an intersection?
  • Were traffic lights broken and signaling that both drivers should proceed? 
  • Was one of the drivers intoxicated, distracted, or impaired? 
  • Was one of the vehicles involved in the crash defective, leading to the accident? 

How Our Car Accident Lawyer Can Help 

When you are involved in a T-bone crash, you can count on our car accident attorney to prove fault and fight to get you a fair settlement. We determine and prove fault by:

  • Launching an investigation into your case;
  • Talking with eyewitnesses;
  • Gathering all forms of evidence, such as video footage, photographs, vehicle data, etc.;
  • Reviewing the police report; and 
  • Bringing in accident reconstruction experts. 

In addition to determining fault, we’ll also represent you throughout the entirety of the claims process. This means calculating your damages, handling all documents and filings, and representing you in conversations with the insurance adjuster. 

Call Our Car Accident Attorney Today

Being in a T-bone accident could change your life. If you have been severely harmed in a crash and you need help recovering compensation for the value of your economic and noneconomic losses, our lawyer can help. Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law has over 30 years’ experience representing clients who have been harmed in car accidents and need an aggressive attorney on their side. To learn more about our experienced car accident attorney and your options after a serious crash, please call us today or send us a message to request your free consultation.