Who can I hold responsible for my car accident?

That also depends on the individual facts of your case. Generally, personal injury claims are brought against the individuals and/or entities whose negligence more likely than not caused your injuries. While an attorney can help identify potentially liable parties in your crash, here are some examples:

  • A negligent driver who violated traffic laws or otherwise failed to safely operate their vehicle
  • A commercial trucking company that hired unfit drivers or failed to comply with regulations
  • Automakers or product manufacturers responsible for defective products
  • Municipal entities responsible for collisions involving public transit
  • Premises owners responsible for unsafe road or property conditions
  • Drinking establishments that overserved intoxicated drivers (dram shop law)
  • Municipal entities that caused your accident due to a negligently designed roadway