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How to Prove Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident

A car accident, in the best-case scenario, ruins your day. In a much worse case, it could leave impacts on the rest of your life. Different types of car accidents produce different injuries. T-bone or side-impact car accidents produce some of the worst injuries, usually because they happen at higher speeds, often at intersections.

In fact, the deadliest Las Vegas intersections include Flamingo and Pecos Roads and Boulder Highway at Nellis Boulevard. While these intersections are the deadliest, that does not mean you can relax at other intersections. Accidents happen when you least expect them so the best thing you can do while behind the wheel is pay attention.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a car accident, you need to contact a skilled and experienced car accident lawyer today. The law may entitle you to compensation. To understand what comes next, speak with a car accident lawyer today.

Proving Fault

Nearly 18 percent of car accident deaths happen from side-impact collisions. The force during a T-bone usually results in serious injuries or even death. Part of the reason for this is the speed at which vehicles travel when a side-impact crash occurs but the side of the car also provides less protection. As a result, your body absorbs more of the impact of the accident and causes more serious and longer-lasting injuries.

To collect damages from the at fault party to cover your medical expenses, you must first prove that someone else is the cause of your injuries.

You do that through four elements.

  1. You need to show that another person, possibly the other driver, owed you a duty of care to act reasonably, to keep you safe.
  2. The other person breached that duty of care to you by acting in a negligent, reckless, or careless manner.
  3. The other person’s action or inaction resulted in your car accident.
  4. As a result of your car accident, you suffered injuries.

While this may seem simple and straightforward, this is actually a complex legal process where you must prove each element. If you cannot sufficiently prove these elements, you could miss out on compensation to which you are entitled. That’s why you need a trusted car accident attorney to help guide you through this process.

Potentially Negligent Parties

Many parties could have caused your injuries. Understanding how to hold each one accountable and liable for your bills requires the keen eye of a seasoned car accident injury attorney. When you work with the right firm, you can rest assured your best interests are at heart.

The Other Driver

The most obvious of potentially negligent parties is the driver of the other vehicle. While it is not always the case, it is certainly the right place to start.

In Nevada, it is against the law to text while driving, but this form of distracted driving is still one of the most common causes of all types of car accidents. A car accident lawyer can help investigate your car accident and determine whether a distracted driver caused the accident.

We also want to know if the other driver was impaired. Drunk driving is a serious problem, but it’s not the only way in which drivers can become impaired. Drug use and fatigue are also causes of car accidents we routinely see.

Car Manufacturer

At some point, we have all heard about a car recall or the recall of a specific part. This is often due to an accident involving the car and the investigation that followed uncovered a defect. However, not all companies are diligent about announcing recalls or doing so promptly. This results in subsequent accidents and further injuries to countless victims.

But experts will need to figure out how, why, or even if a part of your vehicle or the other vehicle failed. Car accident re-creation experts spend their lives looking at accident scenes and literally combing through evidence piece by piece. They do this to help victims like you hold the right party liable for your injuries so you do not have to pay out of pocket for your high medical bills.


A defect in the road design or a traffic signal malfunction may have caused or contributed to your accident. While these causes are less common than the others, it is still one potential reason for your suffering.

But uncovering whether a traffic light operated incorrectly or there was a confusing layout to the road or intersection, is not usually readily apparent and requires an expert road analyst to determine if there was an issue. By working with a trusted car accident injury lawyer, you can have peace of mind that your lawyer is doing everything they can, including working with experts, to help you get every dollar you deserve so you do not have to pay for your medical expenses and your lost income.


No matter who is at fault in your car accident, the best way to ensure you hold the right party liable is to conduct a thorough investigation. This will not only ensure you hold the right party accountable for your injuries and suffering, but also maximize your compensation. The best way to accomplish this goal is by working with a car accident injury lawyer with the resources necessary to conduct such a thorough investigation.

Speak With a Car Accident Lawyer Today

You may have suffered severe injuries. You may face a long road to recovery. You may face extended time out of work. All of this places additional and unnecessary stress on your family. By working with an experienced car accident injury attorney, you can let go of the legal worries and let your lawyer work to collect every dollar you deserve. Consider contacting the trusted car accident attorneys at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC today.

Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC
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