Who May be Responsible for Your Auto Accident

by hastypope on February 13, 2013

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you should be aware of what the cause for the accident was, could have it been avoided, and who was responsible.  Understanding the last question is the first step you should take when it comes to holding them responsible.  Once you know who is responsible, it is important to hold them accountable for any injuries that might have been sustained.

Even if you have been injured in an accident from the fault of an individual driver, there may be other factors in play that could have contributed to your auto accident.  Other parties that may be at fault include the following.

The owner of the vehicle – The driver of the vehicle may not necessarily be the owner of the vehicle.  Employees driving company cars or parents of a teen driving the car that was involved in the accident may be held accountable in the event of an accident.

Employers – When an accident occurs on the road and it stems from negligent behavior of an employee driving an employer’s car, then the employer may be held responsible.  In certain situations, a parent company could be at fault.  Talk to an auto accident attorney about who may be held responsible if you have been involved in an accident.

Car manufacturers – Sometimes accidents happen and it’s not necessarily the fault of any driver.  Negligent design or faulty equipment and parts could be the root of an auto accident.  When a car leaves the manufacturer and is put on the street, there should be no problems in how the automobile operates.  When brakes fail or if an airbag doesn’t deploy properly which causes preventable injuries, the manufacturer of the automobile may be held liable.

Get the facts from a professional accident law firm when it comes to holding parties responsible during an auto accident.  Your injuries and the price you may have to pay should not come at your expense, but at the expense of those at fault.

The Law Firm of Hasty Pope LLP in Atlanta, Gainesville, and Canton areas have a long history of community service to the state of Georgia. Our dedication to our clients and to our profession stems from our desire to benefit and help the communities where we live. Our areas of practice include auto accidents, wrongful death and other personal injury areas.

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