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T-Bone or Broadside Accidents are common types of collision, where either driver can cause it; these accidents usually happen at intersections.

The impact of side accidents is usually very substantial and can cause great injuries and in many situations vehicle extrication is needed by using hydraulic tools, including Jaws of Life. Vehicle extrication in itself can be dangerous as it can cause additional injuries to already injured victim.

California Vehicle Code Sections 21800-21807 CHAPTER 4, Right-of-Way rules (we have listed two of rules that appear to be most commonly violated):

When two vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on his or her immediate right, except that the driver of any vehicle on a terminating highway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle on the intersecting continuing highway.

-The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety.

Call us today if you or your loved one was involved in the accident. Immediate attention is important because there are Statutes of Limitations that can bar you from pursuing your case.

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(1) http://codes.findlaw.com/ca/vehicle-code/veh-sect-21800.html

(2) https://law.justia.com/codes/california/2005/veh/21800-21807.html

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