While a car accident may involve a collision between two people, a third party can really be at fault for the trauma. For instance, a badly marked road or a broken stoplight could cause a two-car collision that was neither driver’s fault. As a result, personal injury law allows injured parties to file a claim against a city, part manufacturer, or mechanic to seek compensation for their pain and suffering. Here is a look a third party liability and how a personal injury lawyer can help you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
Badly Maintained Roads
Drivers cannot help the weather or the visibility conditions at the time of the accident, but badly maintained roads are a liability to the city, county, or municipality where they lie. If a city has received previous complains about the state of its roads and has refused to fix the problem, the legislature may be financially liable for your injuries. Filing against a third party defendant like a city allows you to collect compensation from both the insurance of the car that collided with you and the city’s coffers.
Negligence in Repairs
Another issue that can invite third party liability lawsuits on mechanics, body shops, and car manufacturers is negligence in repairs. All of these individuals and entities owe you a duty of care to manufacture and repair your vehicle so that it runs safely and in an acceptable legal manner. If a mechanic punctures a tube or you find a defective part, you can file a third party claim against the at-fault parties.
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Chicago, Malman Law can help. Our personal injury lawyers are able to investigate the accident and will help you determine whether a city, repairman, or manufacturer is to blame for your crash. Call our personal injury team at (312) 983-6193 to schedule a free case evaluation today.