Who is responsible for compensation after a car accident?

When you are injured in a traffic accident in Tarrant County, the person responsible for causing the accident is also responsible for making sure you are taken care of financially. If the driver who injured you was properly insured, his car insurance should cover all or most of the expenses you have incurred and may incur in the future. Most times, a settlement can be worked out between the negligent party's car insurance company and your personal injury attorney without ever stepping foot in court.

There are, however, situations in which other people or groups may be responsible for your accident. When this is the case, it is especially important to get a car accident attorney involved to be sure all of the responsible parties are held accountable. Examples of other responsible individuals include:

  • The car's manufacturer. Sometimes car accidents have nothing to do with driver error and can actually be traced back to the plant in which the car was manufactured. There may have been a defect in the design of the vehicle, or the vehicle could have been made with a defective part.
  • The government. In the event your accident was caused by terrible road conditions or improper signage, you may be able to place blame on your city or state government.
  • The car's owner. If the vehicle involved in the accident was being driven by someone other than the owner, there is a chance the owner could also be held responsible for the crash.

It may seem like your case is pretty cut-and-dried when it comes to pinpointing the negligent party, but by working with an experienced, board-certified personal injury trial lawyer, you may soon discover that other individuals or groups are responsible as well. Call 817-831-6100 today to schedule a FREE consultation with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Tom Hall to get your questions answered.

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