Negligence is the failure to exercise the standard of care a reasonably prudent person would use in similar circumstances. If you are filing a personal injury claim, there may be more than one party responsible for your injuries. Third parties are those that were not directly involved in your accident, but may be liable for the role they played in your injuries. Examples of personal injury cases that may involve third-party negligence include:
Workplace accidents are common, and injuries can occur in a variety of ways. If you have a legal claim, in most cases, it will be against your employer for worker’s compensation. However, you may also have a claim against a third party, such as the manufacturer of unsafe equipment or the owner of the premises where the injury occurred.
No two motor vehicle accidents are the same, and truck accidents tend to be particularly unique. Large trucks are vital for shipping products across the country, but they can also be very hazardous. In truck accidents, the driver is not the only one who may be liable for your injuries. Potential third-party defendants include the truck owner, truck manufacturer, and the brokerage company that arranged for the transportation.
As with truck accidents, car accidents can be the result of a third party’s negligence. For example, a vehicle manufacturer may have produced a faulty product. The city or county where the accident occurred may also be liable for not properly maintaining roads or signs.
The complexities of determining why an accident occurred and who is responsible make hiring a personal injury attorney an important step in recovering the compensation you deserve. Whether your injuries occurred in the workplace, in a vehicle, or in a slip-and-fall case, the personal injury attorneys at Sussman & Simcox: Attorneys at Law are here to help. Call (301) 840-0404 to speak with a personal injury attorney.