A crash can occur out of nowhere, and that very same crash can completely change your life. You may be able to hold the responsible parties liable for your injuries and losses.
To hold someone legally and financially responsible for your losses, you must prove that they were negligent and that their negligence caused the crash.
Hearing this, you may think about the actions or circumstances of the other driver, the person who crashed into you. While it may make sense to begin by thinking about that person, they are hardly the only party that deserves responsibility in certain cases.
Here, we’ll look at who might deserve blame for your accident.
Here, we’ll look at the obvious wrongdoer, the other driver, but we won’t stop there. We’ll also look at the role auto manufacturers, local governments, and other companies might play in your accident: we’ll look at the other driver, manufacturers, governments, and other corporations.
Drivers engage in many negligent behaviors that cause collisions. These can include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Fatigued driving and falling asleep at the wheel
- Speeding and violating other traffic laws
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Aggressive driving or intimidating acts
- Improper passing.
Sometimes, drivers’ cars may crash because part of the vehicle unexpectedly malfunctions. Auto manufacturers must sell reliable and safe auto parts—and when they fail to do so, those companies may face liabilities for resulting injuries or damages.
Some auto parts that may be defective and lead to injuries include:
- Wheels and axles
- Steering systems
- Exhaust systems
- Ignition switches.
Local or state governments often have the duty to ensure that roadways are safe and free from hazards. If the duty-bound government fails to properly inspect, maintain, or repair roads, hazards, including the following may lead to crashes:
- Large cracks in the pavement
- Gravel on the roads
- Inadequate shoulders
- Dangerously designed roads
- Improper speed limits or warning signs.
Manufacturing companies are not the only corporations that may liable in auto accident cases. If an employee of a company causes a crash while on the job, the employer may also face liability. This is especially common in cases involving large commercial trucks or buses.
How Do You Determine Everyone Responsible for Your Accident
Determining the cause of your accident and all of the parties who may be held responsible is a necessary step in assessing your rights. This often requires investigations, gathering evidence, and expert analysis.
To seek the compensation you deserve from all parties, call Fintus Injury Firm today. We’ll support you.