I WAS A PASSENGER IN A CAR CRASH – WHO CAN I SUE FOR MY INJURIES?
Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016 at 12:08 am
If you are a passenger in a car crash in California, you have the right to sue any party who is responsible for your injuries. As a passenger, you are not at fault for the car crash because you were not driving either vehicle involved in the motor vehicle accident. However, determining who you should sue can be complicated depending on the facts surrounding the crash. In some cases, you may be entitled to sue several defendants to maximize your chance of receiving a full and fair settlement for your injuries.
The automobile accident lawyers of the Tiemann Law Firm have extensive experience handling automobile accident claims. Our attorneys conduct a thorough and complete accident investigation to determine who is responsible for the crash and who needs to be held accountable for your injuries, damages, and losses.
Who Can a Passenger Sue in a California Car Accident?
As an injured passenger in a car accident, you have the right to sue any party who is at fault for the accident including any party who intentionally, negligently, carelessly, or recklessly contributed to the reason for the accident. In most car crashes, this is the driver of the other vehicle or the driver of the vehicle you are a passenger in at the time of the crash. Once fault for the accident is determined, you can proceed with a lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. If both drivers are judged to be partially responsible for the accident, you may be entitled to sue both drivers for compensation.
In some car crashes, third parties may be liable for the accident. For example, if a commercial truck causes a collision because the company who loaded the items on the trailer did so in a manner that caused the truck to roll over, victims in the accident may have a claim against that company. In an accident that is caused by improperly maintained roads or roads with a faulty design, you may have a claim against a local, state, or federal agency.
It is extremely important that you retain the services of an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney who understands how to investigate the accident and reconstruct the accident to determine liability. If the wrong party is sued, your claim may be denied. Likewise, if liable parties are left out of the lawsuit, you may not receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive under California’s personal injury laws.
How Can a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney Help Me if I was a Passenger in a Car Accident?
The Sacramento personal injury attorneys of The Tiemann Law Firm understand the importance of recreating a car accident to determine liability. We will not stop investigating until we know for sure who is responsible for the collision that caused your injuries.
You can contact us online, call our toll free number (916) 999-9000, or chat with a representative on our website. We never charge for the first consultation and we do not pay any attorney fees until we win a settlement or verdict for you.