In the wake of a serious car accident, it seems obvious that the negligent driver should be financially responsible for the losses he or she has caused. It is important to consider, however, any other parties who may also bear some responsibility for the incident.
Under certain circumstances, there could be any number of entities who were partially responsible for a car accident. A bar, for example, could be found partially liable if the establishment overserved a patron before he or she left and caused an accident. A tire manufacturer could be responsible if it sold faulty tires. A private organization or venue could be responsible if it had inadequate traffic controls at the site of a major event. By considering these possible defendants, you not only get a better idea of the circumstances that led to your injury, but you may also have a better chance to recover compensation.
On March 15, 2013, a black SUV slammed into a then-54-year-old man as he was walking in a crosswalk at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin. The driver of the SUV then fled the scene, allegedly parking the rented vehicle a block away and running away on foot. The victim suffered serious injuries, including neurological damage and nerve damage. According to his attorney, “he has never been the same since.”
Recently, the victim of the hit-and-run accident filed a civil lawsuit against a man who was accused of causing the hit-and-run accident. This individual was allegedly seen by eyewitnesses, but no criminal charges were ever brought against him. The lawsuit also names the man’s employer, a music production company for whom the alleged driver was working that night, and another woman as defendants.
It remains to be seen how successful this lawsuit will be, and which parties will be found liable. It is a complex case, and will likely take months to resolve. The victim hopes, no doubt, that he will receive full compensation for his losses when the issue is finally resolved.
At Greening Law, P.C., our firm is dedicated to helping our clients seek compensation for their injuries. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one, Robert Greening will help you prepare an effective personal injury case. To schedule a no-obligation consultation with attorney Greening, contact our firm online or call 972-934-8900.