Determining fault is easy for some car crashes. If you decide to pursue compensation after a collision, you must know who caused the crash before filing a claim. However, determining who to sue can be complicated in a T-bone collision.
Legal responsibility for a T-bone crash depends on the circumstances. However, an investigation can reveal what led to the crash and who is at fault.
To prove responsibility for the crash, the evidence should show that the driver:
- Had a duty to behave with reasonable care while driving
- Acted negligently, resulting in the crash
- Caused the T-bone collision through their negligence
- Brought harm to others after causing the accident
Sometimes, it is easy to sort out who caused the accident. If the other driver committed a traffic violation — such as an illegal turn or speeding — you can hold them responsible and file a claim against them.
However, other cases are more complicated.
Other parties who can be at fault
Sometimes, none of the involved drivers are at fault. The blame might be on the local government if the road’s poor design or lack of traffic signals led to the collision. You can also blame a car manufacturer if a vehicle defect caused the accident.
In specific instances, you could file a claim against the at-fault driver’s employer if the crash happened while they performed work-related tasks. Nevertheless, you can only confirm all these details after a thorough investigation.
Once you know who is at fault, you can file a claim to help you cover your accident-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage and emotional distress.