How Can Driver Negligence Lead to a T-Bone Accident?

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A T-bone accident is one in which the front of a vehicle strikes the side of another. Evidently, the point of impact makes the shape of a “T.” Unfortunately, this type of collision is commonly reported throughout the state of Maryland. And like most collisions, the cause is commonly a driver’s negligence. Read on to discover how driver negligence might lead to a T-bone accident and how a seasoned St. Mary’s County car accident lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm can help you accurately assign fault in your case proceedings.

In what ways might driver negligence lead to a T-bone accident?

Driver negligence may occur whether it be at an intersection, on the highway, or in a parking lot. These are all common locations in which a T-bone accident might occur. More specific examples are as follows:

  • A driver may disregard a stop sign or red light at an intersection.
  • A driver may misjudge the timing of a left turn in front of an oncoming car.
  • A driver may lose control of their vehicle and skid sideways out of their lane.
  • A driver may fail to look both ways before reversing out of their parking spot.

What proof do I need to demonstrate the other driver’s negligence?

It is more than likely that your T-bone accident occurred in an intersection. With this, you may be lucky enough to have had an intersection camera capture the events that led up to your collision. Of note, the physical evidence that comes from an intersection camera recording may be your best bet for demonstrating the other driver’s negligence. This is because it may allow the court to see your accident play out before their very eyes; as if they were there to witness it themselves. Ultimately, this eliminates any “your word against theirs” squabbles that may arise throughout your proceedings.

However, this cannot stand alone as your only piece of evidence. So aside from an intersection camera recording, it may be wise to also collect the following proof:

  • Video footage from surveillance cameras of neighboring residential and commercial properties, which may have captured the events leading up to the collision.
  • A copy of the police report, which may provide a law enforcement officer’s opinion on how the collision occurred.
  • Photos of the vehicles in the “T-bone” position, which may also capture the direction of traffic.
  • Oral and written witness testimonies from eyewitnesses present when the collision occurred.
  • Medical documents and bills, which may connect your injuries to when the collision occurred.

When it comes to your personal injury case proceedings, we strongly believe that legal representation from a competent St. Mary’s County auto accident lawyer is the best fit for you. Please contact The Dorsey Law Firm as soon as you can.