Car Wreck Injuries: Not Always a Driver’s Fault

July 23rd, 2018

Whether a car wreck involves multiple vehicles or a single vehicle, it’s common for many people—including law enforcement officers and insurance companies—to suspect that driver error was the cause of the crash.

While studies show that around 90 percent of auto crashes are caused by drivers making mistakes behind the wheel, 10 percent of crashes are due to other factors—and those factors mean other parties may be to blame.

At Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, it’s our goal to help all auto crash victims—including those who were hurt in crashes that weren’t caused by negligent drivers, but instead by negligent auto and parts manufacturers or even negligent governmental bodies.

How can other parties be held responsible for crashes?

Whether it’s a driver commuting to work, an auto manufacturer installing parts on a new line of trucks, or the government designing and building an interchange on a major interstate, all of those parties have a responsibility to uphold certain safety standards.

When a driver is negligent behind the wheel, he or she can be held liable for any accident-related expenses incurred by victims. The same should be true for big entities like billion-dollar auto manufacturers and state and federal governments.

Our lawyers handle cases involving auto manufacturers and the government the same way we handle all injury claims: we gather evidence that proves they breached their duty and we link that negligence to the damages that innocent victims suffered.

Don’t Pay Out of Pocket for an Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault

After a crash, we’ll investigate to determine if any of the following factors played a role in the accident or your injuries:

  • Defective parts—Auto manufacturers don’t always properly inspect or test the parts that go into their vehicles—and that means innocent victims sometimes pay the price.
  • Defective design—Governmental agencies in charge of road design and improvement are responsible for safety above all else—but they don’t always follow through on their promises or their obligations.

Don’t pay out of pocket for a crash that wasn’t your fault. Let our legal team investigate, gather evidence, and fight for your rights. Call us today at 225-224-8465.