Liability in a Car Accident
If you have been injured in a car accident and decide that you may want to seek compensation through a legal claim, one issue that will immediately arise is liability. You will need to find the liable or responsible parties in your collisions in order to pursue them in a claim.
An attorney can help you find the responsible parties in your car crash and can file a claim against those parties. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group, for example, work with investigators and other experts to uncover all causes of roadway collisions as well as all liable parties. If you have been injured and are interested in seeking justice, you can always call our law firm for a free consultation.Understanding Liability
Motorists are expected to use “reasonable care” when driving. Those who break safety rules or fail to exercise reasonable care when operating their cars can be held liable for the injuries that occur in the event of a collision. Under Florida laws, those who are injured may be able to seek legal redress through a legal claim.
Negligence may fall on one driver or one liable party or may be shared. This depends on whether there was one cause or whether many factors led to a collision. In many cases, it may take a careful investigation to determine what caused an accident and who the liable parties are. This is because in some instances only professionals and experts can weigh in on the cause of an accident. For example, road design issues may be so subtle that only an engineer or accident reconstruction expert may be able to determine that a too-narrow lane or another flaw has caused a crash.
It is very important to act quickly after a car crash and to pursue all liable parties. If you have been injured, contact a personal injury attorney immediately, since evidence may start to get compromised right away and some larger organizations who are liable parties may take immediate steps to limit their responsibility. Pursuing all liable parties aggressively and promptly may improve your chances of getting fair compensation for your injuries.Who is Liable in Your Case?
There may be multiple liable parties in your case, depending on what has led to the motor vehicle collision that caused your injuries. Liable parties may include:
- Municipalities or state governments responsible for poor road design or maintenance
- At-fault drivers
- Construction companies responsible for road work in the area
- Car manufacturers
- Truck carriers
- Car parts manufacturers
- Drunk drivers
- Mechanics responsible for vehicle maintenance
- Companies owning a shuttle bus or other commercial vehicle
- Other liable parties
In some cases, it may seem that no one is liable. For example, what happens if your collision was a single-vehicle accident or if you were partly to blame for the collision? In some cases, accidents are simply tragic situations caused by poor weather, wildlife, or other events that we don’t have control over.
It is always important to get legal advice about your injuries, even if you are not sure whether you have a claim. In some cases, you may discover that there was a liable party. For example, a single vehicle collision may have been caused by a faulty car part or by poor road design and a legal claim is possible. Even if you were partly at fault for the accident, there may be other liable parties. Speak to an attorney to explore all your options and to find out whether a legal claim or negotiations with your insurance company may be possible in your case.
Do you need assistance with the legal side of your recovery? If you have been injured in any roadway accident, get information about your rights and an evaluation of your potential case by contacting the law offices of Flaxman Law Group. We are a proud part of the Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami communities and we are honored to serve plaintiffs across South Florida. Simply call our offices at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to arrange a free consultation.