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Who Is Really Liable for Your Car Accident?

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Sep-2015

Getting injured in an automobile accident is no small affair. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could be up against a lifetime of pain and suffering. Indeed, many Austin residents who have traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries or multiple broken bones from car accidents may find it impossible to walk, earn a living or complete other daily tasks without special assistance. As you can imagine, the long term costs of such injuries relating to lost income, lost wages, lost opportunity, lost quality of life, medical bills, in-home assistance and other damages are significant.

A personal injury lawsuit to recoup car accident damages, no matter what the circumstances, usually boils down to negligence. Determining who was negligent, and therefore, liable in a crash is always the first order of business -- outside making sure that all victims have received appropriate medical care. Usually, police reports and police investigations can help in determining if another driver's negligence and/or unlawful behavior are to blame for a particular accident. However, in cases that involve automobile manufacturer or automobile part manufacturer negligence, police might not identify exactly what was to blame for the crash.

This is why, at the Stewart Law Firm, PLLC, we look at all possible angles that could have caused an accident and its resulting injuries or death. We look for issues like defective child car seats, SUV rollovers, unsafe vehicle roof designs, unsafe vehicle seats, defective fuel systems, defective ignition devices, the overall crashworthiness of a vehicle's design, unsafe tires and other problems and defects that can serve to cause an accident or worsen the injuries associated with an accident.

The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC has helped numerous individuals in the Austin area recover financial compensation to pay for the costs relating to their serious car accident injuries. We have helped people who were injured due to the negligence of other drivers and we have helped people who were injured due to faulty and defective automotive equipment and vehicles. Visit our car accident webpage to learn more.

Categories: Car Accidents
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