Who Do I Sue After a Car Accident?
Being involved in a car crash can be confusing and overwhelming. Victims often suffer significant damages and injuries after these collisions, making it crucial to file a claim seeking compensation. But if you are in this situation, you may be asking yourself who you’re supposed to sue after a car accident.
Our team at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP understands how difficult these proceedings can be, especially if you’re new to this area of the law. To make the process of filing a claim simpler, we have compiled some information to help you pinpoint the liable party.
Determining the Liable Party
To determine who you should sue after a car accident, you first need to determine what it was that caused crash. In most cases, crashes brought about by driver error, such as speeding, texting and driving, running a red light, or failing to yield the right-of-way, mean that the liable party is the other driver. In these cases, you would sue the driver or his or her insurance company after your own no-fault policy limits have been reached.
If, on the other hand, your crash was determined to be brought about by a failing part on your vehicle, the liable party will be different. In these cases, your attorney will likely advise that you seek compensation from the manufacturer of the defective part. For example, if your crash occurred due to failing engine parts in your car, you would sue the manufacturer of the car.
Another party that may be held liable for any injuries or damages you suffered in your crash is a government agency. This is often the case when a crash occurs due to dangerous roads or inadequate signage in a dangerous area. These types of cases are particularly difficult to navigate, so it’s crucial to call a qualified attorney.
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If you were involved in a motor vehicle collision and you’ve been asking yourself who you should sue to get the compensation you deserve, our team is here to help you. Get in touch with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP today for the guidance you need to build a solid claim and recover the compensation you need.
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