Who is liable in a side impact collision?

Determining who is liable for a side impact collision depends on the situation. For example, in the scenario where a vehicle turning left collides with a vehicle passing straight through an intersection, liability depends on right of way and the behavior of either driver.

If the driver turning left was recklessly trying to turn in front of the driver going straight, the driver turning left will likely be liable. But if the driver going straight ran a red light and struck the driver turning left, the driver going straight is likely liable.

Proving liability will require evidence. This may include a police report, eyewitness reports, surveillance video, photos of the scene, and, in some cases, even testimony from accident reconstruction experts. Attorney Jason Schultz can help you investigate the accident and compile the evidence necessary to establish fault and liability.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.