Who’s at fault in a T-bone accident isn’t always clear, but there are some things you can do to determine who was in the right during a collision. To help Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington drivers during collisions, Andy Mohr Collision Center is here to show you who’s at fault in a T-bone accident.
The Right of Way
The biggest factor in determining fault in an accident is finding out who had the right of way. Finding the right of way for the section of road you were on can be fairly simple. Consider if you were at an intersection and if there was a stop light or a stop sign.
T-bone accidents commonly occur at intersections where someone was neglecting to stop at a red light. It’s important to note, though, that either party can be at fault in a T-bone accident, not just the driver who was hit. If you are hit at an intersection because you neglected to stop for a red light, you can be marked as at fault for the accident.
However, if you’re driving through an intersection and someone drives right through the red light and you hit them, they can be marked as at fault. Since you have the green light, you have the right of way.
Another factor to consider when looking for fault in an accident is to determine if there was a negligent party. For example, someone may have the right of way at an intersection, but they may be doing something that pulls their attention from the road. In this case, while they had the right of way, they are also at fault for being negligent.
Usually in cases of negligence both parties can be marked as at fault. That’s because there’s usually one party that has the right of way and one that doesn’t. If the party with right of way simply isn’t paying attention, they can be considered at fault as well. Thus, both parties caused the accident and no singular source of fault can be determined.
Contact Emergency Services
If you’re in a T-bone accident, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. This is mostly due to the damages caused. However, police might be able to help determine who was at fault in the moment. Later on, you can also contact your insurance company to determine fault. Overall, if you’re not sure who’s at fault, it’s important to get help to find out more.
Get Back on the Road with Our Collision Center
Have you found yourself in a T-bone accident? We can help you at our service center, where we’ll get you all set up to drive again with our experienced technicians. We’re always happy to help Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington drivers when they need to repair their cars.
Are you looking to have your vehicle fully repaired? Schedule an appointment with us at Andy Mohr Collision Center today!