Common Charlottesville Auto Accidents: Side Impact Collisions

How the accident occurs: These collisons, often called “T-bone” or “broadside” collisions, occur when the side of a vehicle is impacted. They can occur as a result of one car backing into another or running front end first into another vehicle. These types of collisions are often the result of drivers not obeying traffic laws and signs.

How to avoid this accident:

Use caution, especially when entering intersections. Do not assume that drivers will follow traffic signals or signs. Look both ways before entering any intersection. Follow traffic signals and laws. Make sure you know the law and obey it.

Who is at fault:

It is usually the fault of the driver who did not have the right-of-way. A jury or a judge makes the ultimate determination of who was at fault and whether there was any contributory negligence.