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Aug 31 2017

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Fault Liability for Car Accidents

If you’ve been in a car accident, one of the first legal issues you’ll need to consider is liability. Who is at fault for causing the accident, and subsequently liable to pay for the damage done? In this section we discuss this issue in-depth, and cover some unique cases where liability may not be so clear.

(Can’t find what you’re looking for? See our general personal injury section on Fault and Liability for Personal Injury .)

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Basics of Legal Liability

Basics of Legal Liability

Start here with the general legal concepts.

Liability for damages resulting from car accident usually falls on a negligent driver, but there are exceptions.

How do you prove the other driver liable when you both claim to have had a green light?

Hit and run accidents present a few unique legal issues — including significant civil and criminal consequences for the runner, and complications for victims seeking compensation.

Drunk Drivers

Drunk Drivers

Liability is pretty clear in the case of a drunk driver, or is it?

Drunk drivers who cause car accidents face not only criminal penalties, but can be sued in civil court as well.

In some cases, the owner of a bar, restaurant, tavern or other establishment can be sued if an intoxicated patron causes a car accident.

Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial Truck Accidents

Accidents caused by commercial trucks almost always involve some failure to meet safety regulations. Any lawyer involved in such a personal injury lawsuit should look for violations that establish injury liability.

It isn’t always clear who is on the legal hook after a commercial truck accident.

Employer, Agency or Government Liability

Employer, Agency or Government Liability

Sometimes liability is shifted from the negligent driver, to the entity for whom he or she was driving.

Who’s liable when an employee causes a car accident while “on the clock”?

If poor road conditions contributed to a car accident, the government or agency managing the road may be liable for damages.

If your car accident was caused by negligent road construction, you may be able to hold the construction company or government liable for your damages.

If you are injured in an accident caused by a bus, train, subway, or other “common carrier”, who is liable for your injuries?

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