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Who’s Responsible for a T-Bone Car Accident in California?

One moment, you’re crossing an intersection, or you’re waiting for the light to change. Then, everything goes wrong—a car strikes you in the side, causing devastating damage to your body, your car, and your future. A T-bone car accident can happen in an instant, and the impact can be deadly. 

You need to identify the at-fault party, but how do you know who’s at fault for your California car accident? Reach out to the car accident lawyers at Kohan & Bablove LLP for help to identify the at-fault party. 

Who Has the Right of Way? 

Typically, a T-bone car accident depends on who had the right of way. These car accidents are often caused when another driver violates the rules of the road and drives into an intersection when they shouldn’t, causing severe injuries

Let’s say another driver was texting. They didn’t notice they were approaching a red light. You were crossing the intersection because you had a green light. You were following the rules of the road, but the other driver wasn’t. They may be responsible for the costs of your broken bones, car repairs, and other damages caused by the accident. 

Determining Fault in Multi-Car Accidents 

But not every T-bone car accident is between two drivers. There may have been three drivers, or more involved in your accident. Because of this, you may need a lawyer’s help to gather evidence and pinpoint the at-fault party. 

For example, you may have been waiting at an intersection, when someone rear-ended you. That pushed you into the intersection, and another car T-boned you. But you and the driver who T-boned you may have been following the rules. In this case, the driver who rear-ended you may ultimately be responsible for the accident. Your lawyer can review the details, so you don’t waste time suing the wrong person. 

What If I’m Partly at Fault? 

Accidents are rarely the sole fault of one person. You may be worried you were partly at fault for your car accident, and the at-fault party may try to take advantage of that fact. If you accept part of the blame for your car accident, your compensation may be reduced by that fault. 

For example, if you’re found 30 percent at fault for the accident, you may only receive 70 percent of the compensation you’re owed. That can limit your ability to make a full recovery making it imperative you speak with an attorney before you discuss fault in your accident. 

Seek Help from a Car Accident Lawyer in California

If you’ve been hurt in a T-bone car accident, you may need compensation for your injuries. The problem is, you may not have the tools you need to determine who owes you for your injuries. Luckily, the lawyers at Kohan & Bablove LLP do and are standing by to service members of our community.

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you’re eligible for a free consultation with our firm. We can pinpoint the cause of your accident, help you file your paperwork, and represent you in the courtroom. Call 1-844-404-2400 or fill out the following online contact form to get started.