We’ve all heard the phrase “T-bone car accident,” but many of us are understandably curious as to what that entails. T-bone accidents, also known as side collisions or angle collisions, usually (but not always) occur at intersections.
Typical T-Bone Accidents Scenarios in New York City
A T-bone car accident typically occurs at an intersection and unfolds in one of the following ways: either a car runs a red light or stop sign without yielding to other traffic, or a car turns left across traffic and is struck by oncoming traffic or collides with another vehicle.
In these situations, the driver has typically misjudged the speed or distance of the oncoming vehicle. In addition, the driver may have been negligent in the following ways:
- Insufficiently ensuring the coast was clear before turning
- Turning without a clear view of oncoming traffic is prohibited.
- Among other things, being distracted by their phone, the radio, or another passenger.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which is known to impair a person’s judgement and reaction time.
- Driving at high speeds makes stopping and adjusting your course more difficult.
- Not utilising a turn signal when changing lanes or merging improperly
There are numerous ways to cause a T-bone collision. What follows? determining who is at fault.
Who Could Be at Fault in an NYC T-Bone Car Accident?
If you were involved in a T-bone collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and property damage from the party at fault. To accomplish this, you must provide evidence that they were at fault. An experienced attorney will know precisely how to establish liability in a T-bone collision.
The photographs captured by red-light cameras at heavily travelled intersections in New York City are a good place to begin your search for evidence. When a driver disregards a red light, these cameras photograph the driver and the red traffic signal before and after the driver enters the intersection.
Your attorney will also review the police report, driver statements, and witness statements to determine whether or not speeding, reckless driving, or distracted driving contributed to the accident. Additionally, security cameras from local businesses or even private residences could provide useful information for your investigation.
The weather and road conditions may have also contributed to the accident. For instance, a pothole that was not filled or a malfunctioning traffic signal could indicate that the local government responsible for maintaining the roads was liable.
The drivers’ cell phone records, credit card information, and even social media posts are also potential information treasure troves.
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