In most cases, "T-bone" accidents occur because one driver is not paying proper attention to the rules of the road. For example, a driver may not yield at a yield sign and drive into oncoming traffic or not stop at a red light and possibly hit or be hit by cross traffic. Drivers could also be involved in side impact collisions by pulling out of parking spaces or out of a driveway. In all these examples, driver negligence holds the driver liable for any consequences. However, in this case, driver negligence is not the reason for the accident, and faulty brakes or other vehicle malfunctions make the driver safe of any legal consequences.
Faulty brakes or other car malfunctions could cause a car to not stop properly and ultimately lead to a "T-bone" injury accident. In the event of this happening, the driver will not be held responsible if they can prove that the accident was not due to their own negligence. The driver may be able to hold the manufacturer or dealer of the car responsible and liable for all damages that occurred from the wreck. In most cases, anyone who had anything to do with getting the car into the possession of the driver could potentially be held liable in some way. Those at fault would not only be liable for the car that had the malfunction but also anyone else affected by the incident.