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Could a Third Party Be Liable for Your Car Accident?

A car accident can change your life and leave you with injuries that affect you and your family for years to come. You know it is important to fight for the full and fair recovery you deserve, but you might be unsure how to do this. If you are the victim of the reckless and dangerous actions of another driver in Wisconsin, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Seeking legal recourse through a civil claim is not an option for everyone, but you would be wise to take steps to fully understand all of your options after a serious accident. While the other driver could be to blame for the injuries and losses you experienced, it is also possible a third party shares liability. An evaluation of your case can help you understand your options.

Understanding third-party liability

There are cases in which a party other than the driver could be financially liable for your car accident. Here are some examples:

  • A minor driver operating a family vehicle caused your accident. The parents or owner of the car could be liable for damages.
  • An employee was driving a company vehicle when he or she hit your car.
  • A person loaned an inexperienced or reckless driver his or her vehicle, and the driver then caused your accident.
  • Your accident was the result of poor road construction, design or condition.

You have the right to seek financial compensation from all liable parties if you are the victim of a car accident. Protecting these rights can start by reaching out for guidance as soon as possible after an accident.

What do you need for recovery?

With help, you can fight for the full and fair recovery you deserve after an accident, even if a third party is to blame. When you start by seeking a complete evaluation of your case, you can understand the options available to you and move forward with the most appropriate course of action.

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