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Who’s at Fault for My Car Accident?

After a car accident in Alabama, someone else might have been at fault for your injuries. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy to determine. You may not remember the accident, or you may find the person who caused your injuries may not be financially liable for your recovery.

When this happens, you may need a car accident lawyer from the Henry Dailey Law Firm to guide you through your claim. Here are just a few parties who could be held liable for your injuries when you seek financial compensation.

The Other Driver

In many cases, fault for an accident may fall on another driver near you. This driver may have been distracted by their phone, drowsy after a long drive, or even driving aggressively. Their actions led to the serious car accident you found yourself involved in. When someone drives carelessly in a fault state like Alabama, they may be held responsible for the losses you suffered.

In these cases, you’ll need to prove the other driver was at fault for the accident, not you. If you’re not careful and you accept even a small part of the blame in Alabama, your claim may be dismissed, leaving you with no compensation.

Employer Liability

Liability may fall onto more than one party. For example, you may have been hit by a driver who was acting within the scope of their job, like a taxi driver or trucker. In these cases, they may not be the ones responsible for your financial recovery. Their employer may instead be responsible.

Employers take on responsibility for the people they hire and train to work for them. The accident may have happened because the employer didn’t properly train the driver, or because the employer failed to hire someone qualified for the job. Fortunately, you may have grounds to sue because of this.

Manufacturers May Be At Fault

In some cases, it wasn’t a driver’s fault at all. Let’s say another driver’s tire blew out, and they lost control of their car and hit you. Or maybe it was your tire that blew out, leading to a car accident. In these cases, you didn’t do anything wrong—you simply lost control of the vehicle after a malfunction.

These malfunctions may be the responsibility of the manufacturer. Manufacturers are expected to make products that are reasonably safe for the consumer if used as intended. When a product is faulty and is unreasonably dangerous because of this, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against that manufacturer.

Unsure Who’s at Fault? Call Your Lawyer

You don’t have to go through the process of determining who’s at fault for your injuries alone. Your lawyer at the Henry Dailey Law Firm can help you identify the at-fault party from these possibilities, among others. They can help you get the compensation you’re due as well, by filing a demand letter and representing you in the courtroom when necessary.

If you’re unsure who’s at fault, start with a free consultation when you call 205-995-2412 or fill out the online contact form below to plan yours. 



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