Discovering Potential At-Fault Parties in a Personal Injury Claim June 8, 2021 | lmsXpect3 Your odds of being involved and getting injured in an automobile accident may be greater than you believe. The Centers for Disease Control says there are about 6 million automobile accidents annually in the United States. On average, that is over 16,000 accidents each and every day. These accidents result in the injury of over 3 million people. The financial impact of these injury accidents is significant. The CDC estimates that medical costs and lost income create nearly a $50 billion impact. This is why it is so critical when you or a loved one are involved in an accident, you take steps to help determine the at-fault party or parties. This is exactly why you should choose a legal team experienced in personal injury law. Discovering all the potential at-fault parties is a critical step in the process of a successful personal injury claim. This is just one area where the McAllister Law Firm, PLLC excels. At-Fault Parties May Not Always Be Obvious Part of the challenge with personal injury cases is that the at-fault party may not always be apparent. In fact, there could be multiple potential at-fault parties, increasing your chances for financial recovery. Discovering all potential parties and identifying their resources is critical. Let’s say, for example, you were injured in an accident when a commercial truck collided with your vehicle at an intersection. Law enforcement determined the truck driver should be cited for the incident as the apparent at-fault party. If you were only to file an injury claim against the driver and his insurance company, you may not be looking deep enough. It is possible the truck had faulty brakes, was poorly maintained, or was loaded improperly. Perhaps the driver was fatigued from being required to work too many hours. These scenarios alone could indicate there may be multiple at-fault parties. Similar circumstances could result from a slip and fall in a store, an injury at work, or elsewhere in the course of daily life. Getting to the bottom of your situation and finding potential at-fault parties is key. In some cases, this may take multiple witness interviews, scouring police reports, reviewing employment records and safety histories, and potentially conducting re-enactments. Get The Assistance You Deserve When it comes to personal injury cases, the McAllister Law Firm provides fearless representation for our clients that is tempered with sound judgment and objectivity. We are not afraid to take your case to court when necessary but will advise you when an offered settlement appears fair and equitable. It is ultimately our goal to get you the result you deserve. We’ve been serving the citizens of North Carolina since we were founded in High Point in 2004. We will work diligently in getting a successful resolution for your case. If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, let us assist you in discovering all potential at-fault parties. Contact the McAllister, Aldridge & Kreinbrink Firm today, (336) 882-4300.