It is a commonly held misconception that when a car accident happens between two drivers, it is the fault of one of the two drivers. While this is often the case, it is not always the case. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we have worked with clients who felt that because a third party or entity was at fault, they had no recourse. This is rarely true.
Keep reading to learn about just two of the examples in which someone else can be at fault for an accident. If you have been injured in an accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation at your convenience.
State and Local Governments May Be Held Responsible for an Accident
In some cases, a state or local government may be responsible for your accident. It is their responsibility to keep roadways safe and free from serios and major defects. If they do not do so, and an accident occurs as a result, they can potentially be held responsible. This can include things like potholes and dangerous debris.
Keep in mind that these cases can be complicated. The government is protected from lawsuits in many cases so you will need an experienced Fresno personal injury attorney who knows the law and knows how to fight for you. For example, if you are suing an individual after an accident, in most cases you will have two years to file your lawsuit. In the case of a government body, you will only have six months to file an intent to file a suit. If you miss this, you will not be able to hold them accountable.
A Vehicle Manufacturer Can Be Held Responsible for an Accident
Companies that manufacturer vehicles or parts for vehicles may also be held responsible for accidents. For example, tire companies, brake companies, companies that make seatbelts, and companies that may gas and brake pedals have all been successfully sued when they knowingly installed faulty parts, or found out the faults were party after installation and did not issue an immediate recall.
It is a Simple Concept: Negligence is Negligence
While fault can get complicated in some cases, at the end of the day it is very simple: Negligence is negligence. Whether it was another, the government’s lack of road maintenance, or an airbag company that did not correctly manufacture their products, if you were injured due to another person or entity acting negligently then you may have legal resource.
The best way to find out what your options are is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We will start with a free legal consultation during which we will get the facts about your case. You can count on us to offer nothing but the best legal services in the Fresno area. Call today and let us get started.