January 14, 2014

Your Auto Accident Lawyer Determines Which Parties to Sue

You may have legal rights against more than one party in certain situations. Your personal injury lawyer will review the details of the case to determine which parties can be held accountable. For example, you were involved in an auto accident where the driver was operating a vehicle for their business and was responsible for the injuries you sustained. Not only could you file a suit against the driver, but also their employer and the business owners.

As a result, you may be entitled to receive a higher maximum monetary settlement than in cases where there is only party to sue. This is partially due to the types of insurance coverage each party has in effect. Your auto accident lawyer might determine you can file claims against the driver’s insurance and their employer’s insurance. However, the maximums are based upon the extent of your injuries, cost of medical treatments and services, other expenses you experience, loss of income, and whether you are able to seek pain and suffering. 

In addition, filing against the employer and business owners may prove to be more beneficial for your case. For instance, if the driver does not have their own insurance or any assets, filing only against them would not result in any sort of monetary relief, even if a judgment was awarded in your favor. On the other hand, filing against the business potentially gives you the ability to recover financially after the accident. To find out your rights in special cases like this, it is best to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.