Using one car accidents as an example, I'll attempt to illustrate the magnitude of the complexity.
A one car accident is an accident involving literally one automobile. A case I recently handled involved an individual who crashed into a construction site, while she had a passenger in the car with her. On the surface, one might think: "One car, one driver, one person at fault." Despite the apparently straightforward fact pattern, simply determining all liable parties can be a significant task. Even in this case, potentially liable parties may include but are not limited to:
- the driver,
- the passenger (if passenger took negligent actions),
- the owner of vehicle (if not the driver),
- the employer of the driver,
- the road contractor,
- local municipalities, and
- the automobile manufacturer.
A personal injury attorney will investigate the facts of a case, and will ensure that maximum justice is achieved. When results matter, it is important to hire someone who knows the angles.