A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died and many more were injured in 2012 auto accidents from January through September. Being prepared before an accident can enable a victim to obtain all the necessary information that will be helpful to their case.
Consulting a Fayette County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at Shane Smith Law.
Multiple parties may contribute to the cause of an accident. They can include:
- The vehicle's owner—The offending driver may not be insured but the vehicle's owner could be found liable for the driver's negligence. Owners could be the driver's parents (in the case of a young driver), an employer (if the driver was doing company business) or a rental car company.
- Auto manufacturers—Defective parts, deficient design or negligent manufacturing could cause the manufacturer to be found negligent.
- Local entities—Deficient infrastructure or negligent road maintenance can cause a local government entity to be responsible in an auto accident. Prior reports of road deficiencies may be documented.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Fayette County auto accident lawyer. Call Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.