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Who Is Liable After a Crash?

When you suffer injuries in a crash, it becomes vital to pursue compensation for the damages you sustain as a result. Unfortunately, not everyone recognizes their rights. Even more, you may not realize who is liable for the damages you sustain.

Several parties can play a role in your crash, which is why it’s so vital to gather evidence in the aftermath. Below, we’ll help you understand the different parties you can hold accountable and what you need to do after a collision to protect your rights.

The Other Driver

Of course, in most situations, you can hold the other negligent driver accountable for the crash. To do so, you must show that the other driver did something to cause the accident and your subsequent injuries. Some of the most common reasons you may hold another driver accountable include:

  • The other driver was intoxicated
  • The other driver was texting or distracted
  • The other driver was fatigued or fell asleep at the wheel
  • The other driver failed to maintain his or her vehicle

The evidence you gather after a crash can help you hold someone accountable, especially with a lawyer present.

A Manufacturer

In some instances, you may be able to hold an auto part manufacturer accountable. Some manufacturers fail to create safe products, which can create many dangers on the road. Unfortunately, products can fail when manufacturers don’t prioritize safety, leading to another element of liability.

You can hold a manufacturer accountable in cases involving defective brakes, defective tires, and other problems. Proving a defective part was the cause of the accident can be difficult, though, so be sure to work with legal professionals who can help build your case.

Our Jackson car accident attorneys at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP go above and beyond to safeguard your rights following a severe crash. It’s our goal to provide you with the strongest counsel possible and help you seek the maximum compensation available to you. Let us be your guides during this difficult time.

Call our firm at (601) 265-6869 today for your free case review.