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Broadside Car Accidents

Injured in a broadside car accident? Turn to the trusted and proven
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Who is At Fault in a Broadside Car Accident?

Broadside car accidents are a common type of motor vehicle collision involving the side of one vehicle impacting or colliding with either the front or rear of another vehicle. Commonly referred to as ‘side impact‘ or ‘T-bone’ collisions, broadside car accidents can be quite dangerous, often leading to severe injuries and even fatalities.

Who is At Fault in a Broadside Car Accident?

Below we’ll look at where broadside car accidents most commonly occur, discuss how liability is determined in a broadside collision, and review your legal options for financial compensation in the event of an injury or fatality.

Where do broadside collisions most commonly occur?

Broadside car accidents tend to occur at busy intersections. A large number of motor vehicles consistently traveling in varying directions at a specific point (e.g. a busy intersection), represents a scenario that is ripe for broadside collisions. Some common mistakes made at intersections that ultimately result in broadside car accidents include:

  • A driver failing to heed a red light signal and striking another vehicle traveling through a green light
  • A driver making a left turn at an intersection when a light is changing and striking an oncoming vehicle
  • A driver turning out of the end of a parking lot aisle and striking an oncoming vehicle
  • A driver exiting a private driveway and striking an oncoming vehicle

Additionally, drowsy driving, distracted driving, and road rage driving are all common factors leading to side impact or broadside collisions.

How is liability determined in a broadside car accident?

How is liability determined in a broadside car accident?

The question of “who is at fault in a broadside collision?” is one we at Dordulian Law Group (DLG) commonly encounter. If you’re injured in a broadside car accident, in addition to wondering how to file a personal injury claim and recover financial compensation for various losses, you’re likely wondering whether you might share some fault for the collision.

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Broadside collisions differ from other types of car accidents in the sense that at least one of the drivers must be at fault (although in some cases both involved drivers will actually share fault). As the circumstances of broadside car accidents are not always straightforward and easy to determine after the fact, it’s important that injured victims never admit fault at the scene or when speaking to an insurance company representative. In fact, it’s highly recommended that anyone injured in a broadside car accident first consult with a qualified and experienced car accident lawyer before making any statement.

California’s pure comparative negligence law means that in almost all cases a percentage of responsibility will be assigned to each driver in a broadside car accident. Unless one driver is 100% at fault for a broadside collision, the courts will determine the amount of responsibility shared by each driver. This is one of many reasons why hiring a skilled car accident lawyer immediately following a broadside collision is so important.

Who is at fault in a T-bone car accident?

Proving fault in a broadside collision can be a difficult task, particularly in cases where the other driver denies fault and claims that you are actually to blame. Having an experienced personal injury attorney fighting to protect your rights can give you the advantage you need to win your case and recover the financial damages you deserve. Injured victims who attempt to prove broadside collision cases on their own risk incurring additional fault due to inexperience with the law. Let the experts at DLG handle every detail and guide you through the legal process following a broadside car accident.

Seeking medical attention after a broadside car accident

We’ve covered the Top 10 Steps to take after a car accident in a previous blog. As with all motor vehicle collisions, if you’re injured in a broadside car accident, seeking proper medical attention immediately afterward is of utmost importance. By undergoing a medical examination, you as the injured victim will have established a verifiable record of your injuries which can be helpful in pursuing future financial compensation.

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Can I still recover financial compensation even if I was at fault for a broadside collision?

California’s pure comparative fault law means that injured victims who are less than 100% responsible for a broadside car accident may still recover financial compensation. Provided that you were not entirely responsible for a broadside crash, you may still be eligible to recover financial compensation for economic and non-economic losses sustained as a result of the accident. This applies even if you were mostly (but not entirely) at fault for a broadside car accident.

Furthermore, this is yet another reason why it is so important that injured broadside car accident victims secure experienced and qualified legal representation. If you suffered an injury but were mostly at fault for your broadside crash, we may still be able to help you recover the maximum financial compensation you deserve.

What types of injuries commonly occur due to broadside car accidents?

Broadside car accidents are known to commonly cause severe damage, including catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. However, the type of injury and the extent of any damage can vary considerably on a case-by-case basis. Some common injuries that are known to be associated with broadside car accidents include:

  • Whiplash – a neck injury resulting from forceful, back-and-forth movement (like cracking a whip)
  • TBI (traumatic brain injury) -an injury causing damage to the brain, whether due to blow, bump, or jolt to the head
  • DTI (deep tissue injury) – an injury to the soft tissue under the skin resulting from pressure and typically over boney prominence
  • Concussion – a mild form of TBI (also known as MTBI)
  • Spinal cord injury – damage to the spinal cord resulting in loss of function or mobility
  • Paralysis – a type of spinal cord injury resulting in loss of function that is categorized as either monoplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, or quadriplegia

What types of damages are recoverable after a broadside car accident?

If you’re injured in a broadside car accident, the resulting losses can be devastating. Serious injuries can require long-term medical care, leaving many injured victims out of work and unable to earn an income. Accordingly, it’s very important that your personal injury claim in pursuit of financial compensation is filed properly and handled by an experienced attorney.

How much is my T-bone car accident claim worth?

At DLG, we’ll fight to recover all available damages, both economic and non-economic. Examples of common damages recovered after a broadside car accident include:

Economic:

  • Hospital or medical bills
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity

Non-Economic:

Additionally, in broadside car accidents where a fatality occurs, the surviving family members may file what’s known as a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death civil lawsuit, eligible dependents may recover various damages, such as:

  • Funeral or burial expenses
  • Loss of insurance
  • Loss of pension
  • Loss or consortium

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Whether your broadside car accident involves an injury or tragic fatality, the experienced team of personal injury lawyers at DLG are standing by to ensure justice is secured and you recover the maximum financial damages award you deserve.

Get the DLG Advantage for your broadside car accident claim

Broadside car accident victims should be selective when searching for the best personal injury lawyer to handle a claim. As mentioned above, proving fault in a broadside car accident can be difficult, which is why having an experienced, trusted, and proven attorney like Sam Dordulian fighting in your corner is so important.

What is shared fault in a T-bone car accident?

Dordulian founded DLG after his tenure as Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. His experience includes over 100 jury trial victories, and he’s helped countless injured car accident victims successfully secure maximum financial compensation.

With DLG, clients get peace of mind and confidence that comes with our proven results and advantages:

  • A 98% success record
  • More than $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts recovered for clients
  • Former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County
  • Over 100 jury trial victories
  • In-house private investigator (retired LAPD detective)

Contact us today online or by phone at 818-322-4056 for a free consultation. We’ll listen to the facts of your case, conduct a thorough investigation, and develop a precise legal strategy based on our years of experience and past success. With DLG, your broadside car accident claim is in experienced hands you can trust. And with our No Win/No Fee Guarantee, you never have to worry about any upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. With DLG, you never pay a penny until we recover maximum financial compensation on your behalf.

Reach out to one of our experienced team members today to get the DLG Advantage and ensure you recover the maximum financial damages award you deserve for your broadside car accident claim.

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With DLG, clients get peace of mind and confidence that comes with our proven results and advantages:

  • A 98% success record
  • More than $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts recovered for clients
  • Former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County
  • Over 100 jury trial victories
  • In-house private investigator (retired LAPD detective)
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Contact us today online or by phone at 818-322-4056 for a free consultation. We’ll listen to the facts of your case, conduct a thorough investigation, and develop a precise legal strategy based on our years of experience and past success. With DLG, your broadside car accident claim is in experienced hands you can trust. And with our No Win/No Fee Guarantee, you never have to worry about any upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. With DLG, you never pay a penny until we recover maximum financial compensation on your behalf.

Reach out to one of our experienced team members today to get the DLG Advantage and ensure you recover the maximum financial damages award you deserve for your broadside car accident claim.

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