Who’s Responsible for My Side Impact Car Accident?

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When you’re in a car accident, determining who’s at fault is one of the first questions people ask after addressing medical emergencies caused by the crash. In many collisions, it’s not difficult to determine liability thanks to accident reconstruction experts and on-scene evidence. However, side-impact collisions, also called T-bone or broadside accidents, can present difficulties because they usually occur in parking lots and intersections. Here are common scenarios and liability considerations you can discuss with an Alabama car accident lawyer.

Common Side Impact Scenarios

Side impact accidents can happen in many different ways, but some situations cause more collisions than others. These dangerous accidents often occur from:

  • Running a red light or stop sign,
  • Distracted driving,
  • Driving while intoxicated, 
  • Failing to yield at a 4-way intersection, and 
  • Making a right turn into the flow of traffic without yielding to an approaching vehicle already in the lane.

Determining Fault

The main cause of side-impact collisions is a failure to yield the right of way. This means that in the majority of two-vehicle accidents, the driver whose car hit the side of the other vehicle caused the accident and at fault. 

A driver’s failure to yield can happen in any of the scenarios listed above and cause a collision. Speed can also be a factor not only in the severity of the collision but a driver’s inability to stop or avoid a side-impact collision in an intersection. An experienced Alabama car accident lawyer can review the facts of your accident and help you decide on the best course of action based on the circumstances. 

Contact an Alabama Car Accident Attorney Today

If you were injured in an Alabama car accident, call the skilled Mobile Car Accident Attorneys at Stevenson Klotz today to protect your legal rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. We have years of experience representing clients like you and have the knowledge, resources, and experts available to investigate your accident and put forward your best claim for recovery. Call us at (850) 706-4226 or fill out our online Contact Page to schedule your no-obligation, free initial case consultation today. Let us review your situation and focus on your claim so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

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