Who We Hold Accountable
If your accident was caused by a drunk driver, a distracted driver, or any other at-fault driver, they can be held accountable.
Insurance companies often have deeper pockets than private individuals. Because of this, most settlements and verdicts are paid out by insurance companies
Manufactures can often be held accountable if they sell you a faulty vehicle or if their manufacturing process itself makes the vehicle faulty and that fault contributes to your accident.
Car dealerships often have garages attached. If you took your vehicle to a dealers garage and they didn’t properly repair your vehicle or did a poor job repairing it, they can be held accountable if that contributed to your crash.
When either a touring bus or a school bus is involved in an accident, the passengers on the bus often can hold the busing company responsible. If you were in a passenger vehicle and were in a crash where the bus driver was at-fault, the driver’s employer can often be held partially responsible.
When an accident occurs that involves a semi truck or other commercial vehicle, the company if often partially liable for the accident. It is not rare for trucking companies to push their employees to violate federal regulations or to ignore employees medical conditions that would make them ineligible to drive commercially.
Like trucking companies, truck owners can also often be held responsible the operator of their truck causes an accident. Truck owners are also responsible for maintaining their vehicles. If a lapse in maintenance contributes to an accident, they can be held responsible as well.
Waste Management Companies
Some of the most serious accidents on the road involve dump trucks and garbage trucks. Debris from these vehicles can fly out and strike a vehicle or person. It can also become a road hazard if it falls on the roadway. Waste management companies are responsible for their vehicles and everything in them. If garbage flies out of one of their trucks and contributes to an accident, they can be held responsible for the damages.
Local, State, and Federal Governments own fleets of vehicles from passenger cars to semi trailers and maintenance vehicles. If the driver of a government vehicle is even partially responsible for a crash, that governmental body can often be held responsible.
Often, maintenance and repairs to large vehicles and buses is done at a maintenance yard. If a vehicle was improperly maintained or repaired and that vehicle caused an accident, the yard that was responsible for maintaining that vehicle can often be held responsible.