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Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience.

If you’re involved in a car wreck, you sometimes will find that you have the option to pursue a lawsuit against somebody because of the pain and suffering, damage to your property and other expenses that you suffered as a result of the wreck. Who gets sued will depend upon the exact circumstances of the incident.

Car Accidents and Fault

Who Gets Sued for a Car Accident?

The other driver.

If you are involved in an accident that involves another driver, you may end up filing a claim against them (which can develop into a lawsuit). It depends upon their behavior leading up to the accident and whether or not it played a part in causing the accident to happen at all. If the other driver was negligent in a way that caused you to come to harm, the lawyer may be able to establish this to a jury in a court of law and, if the jury finds in your favor, you may receive compensation. It’s very common for lawsuits related to auto wrecks to end up with the driver who was injured suing a driver who behaved in a negligent way.

A trucking company.

In some cases, a commercial entity is ultimately responsible for the injuries suffered by the victim or victims involved in a crash. In these cases, your lawyer may be able to sue the company for damages. This can sometimes be a little bit more difficult. Most trucking companies and other commercial transport companies will have enough money to provide for excellent legal defense. This is why it’s so important for you to have a competent and experienced attorney arguing for you when you go to court.

Hiring a lawyer.

If you find yourself involved in a Dallas car accident you will want to contact an attorney right away if negligence played a role in causing the accident. A car wreck attorney can take a look at how the accident came about and determine whether or not it was your fault or the other drivers fault and, if negligence did play a role, they may be able to successfully sue the other driver for you. There is also a chance that your attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement with the other driver. In these cases, the driver has to pay you but both parties avoid court costs.

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