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Who Is at Fault for My Car Accident?

When you’re hurt in a car crash, identifying the person who caused your accident is vital to your ability to recover compensation. The person responsible for your auto accident is the one responsible for the damages you’ve suffered, so finding the right person will affect your compensation.

But you may be left scratching your head and wondering, “Who is at fault for my car accident?” When you’re struggling with the aftermath of your crash, you might also struggle to get answers to these questions. Fortunately, that’s where a lawyer from the Henry Dailey Law Firm can step in. We can help you identify the responsible party when you’re suffering in the wake of a car wreck.

When the Other Driver Is at Fault

In many cases, the person at fault for the accident is the other driver. They may have been acting recklessly, and now you’re hurt because of their actions. The following potential causes of your car accident would indicate negligence on the part of the other driver:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving aggressively (also called “road rage”)
  • Reckless driving, such as speeding

If the other driver was engaging in any of these activities, it’s likely that they’ll be the one responsible for your claim. You’ll need to file a claim against the negligent driver and seek compensation from them.

Other Parties Involved in Your Crash

However, the other driver may not be the person you’re looking for. In some cases, there may not be another driver involved in your car crash. You might have lost control of your vehicle for other reasons, and you’ll need to determine who’s responsible for your accident.

In some cases, you might have been injured because a part of your car failed to work properly. For example, an important steering mechanism might have broken. Because manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe, you may be eligible to sue. Speak to your lawyer about navigating Alabama’s product liability laws if an auto part failed and harmed you.

In some cases, though, it may be the road itself that caused your injury. A serious pothole might have caused your car to lose control, or another road defect might have caused hydroplaning, leading to a serious accident. While suing a government agency is difficult, you may be eligible for compensation from a government road authority if you were injured because of a road defect.

Seek Compensation from the Right Party

When you’ve suffered through a car crash, you need compensation to fully recover from your injuries. Unfortunately, it can be tough to identify the person responsible for the expenses and pain you’re facing.

That’s why you may need a lawyer from the Henry Dailey Law Firm on your side when you’re wondering who is at fault for your car accident.

Reach out for a free consultation. We’ll show you how we can help. Connect with us by calling 205-995-2412 or by completing the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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