Possibly Can I Be Sued for a Car Accident?

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There are many costs involved in repairing or replacing damaged vehicles. Many people involved in an accident wonder if they have the right to sue the driver responsible for the accident, or if they can sue them. 

Focusing Upon Fault – Determining Liability After an Accident

Each state has its laws regarding liability and negligence. Some states hold the at-fault driver entirely responsible for the accident costs. Other states might base liability and responsibility on percentages.

Looking for Insurance

An accident lawyer might recommend that the driver at fault be sued personally in certain circumstances. These situations include

  • The insurance company has paid its maximum. In some cases, drivers may sue an insurer for additional amounts if they have already paid the maximum amount they can be held liable for in a claim.
  • The insurance company is not willing to negotiate. In some cases, the insurer may offer a very low settlement for an accident or refuse to negotiate. This could lead to you being sued or suing the other driver.

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Jenkins Law is an expert in car accident law. Jenkins Law is familiar with every aspect of litigation, from beginning to ending. We’re here to help you every step of the way. A legal team with experience and knowledge is essential to your success. Jenkins Law is that team. We will pursue the best legal strategies for you, and we are ready to start. Call us today if you’re ready to make the first step towards a brighter and better chapter. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a Pinellas Park personal injury lawyer. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation. 

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