Although every motor vehicle crash has its own complex dynamics, most of these incidents are preventable events. While weather or road design and condition may impact the likelihood and severity of an accident, the human factor stills play a predominant role in Florida accidents. This is especially true in T-bone accidents.
T-bone or side-impact collisions refer to situations when the front of one vehicle slams into the side of another. These accidents can lead to serious life-altering injuries and even death. According to some studies, T-bone collisions are the primary reason for 60% of all deaths in economic cooperation and development (OECD) member countries. Further, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that these intersection collisions contribute to nearly half of all collisions in the nation.
Who is Liable in Florida T-Bone Accident?
Many situations can lead to T-bone or side-impact collisions. Some common liable parties in a Florida T-bone accident include:
- Drivers: Negligent drivers speeding through a yellow light or stop sign and slamming into another driver are often responsible for these accidents.
- Vehicle Manufacturers: These accidents may also result from defective brakes or other car parts.
- Government Entities: Poorly designed roadways or roads without appropriate signage may increase the likelihood of a T-bone accident.
- Businesses: Businesses who maintain control over a parking lot with inadequate signage or broken direction signals may be liable for these accidents.