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Who Do I Sue After a Car Accident in Dallas?

Determining who is responsible for your Dallas car accident is instrumental to the success of your injury claim. Without establishing fault, you can’t obtain compensation for your losses. Below, we detail some of the most common liable parties in motor vehicle accidents so you have a better understanding of whom you might sue after a car accident in Dallas.

The Driver Who Struck You

In most cases, the driver of the vehicle that struck you will be at least partially responsible for the collision. Generally speaking, this is because the at-fault driver was engaging in an unsafe driving practice such as distracted driving, driving aggressively, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving while fatigued, for example.

Automakers and Parts Manufacturers

Automakers and parts manufacturers are frequently liable. The individuals who produce and maintain the safety of vehicles can often be held accountable when a part on a car is faulty or malfunctions in some way. 

This usually results in a parts recall if multiple injuries are reported. However, when a recall is not issued, the parts manufacturer and automaker can hold greater culpability if reported injuries continue.

Texas Department of Transportation

Finally, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is found liable in cases where the roads themselves have become a danger. For instance, if a street sign is missing or a traffic light has gone unrepaired, TxDOT could be culpable for your losses. Other examples might include unfilled potholes or unsecured construction zones.

Get Help from a Dallas Car Accident Lawyer

Establishing liability critical to the success of your civil lawsuit. If we take on your case, your Dallas car accident lawyer will have the training and experience needed to determine fault based on a preponderance of the evidence. 

To learn more about how a qualified attorney at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP could help you recover financial compensation, schedule a free claim review at your earliest convenience. You can give our office a call at 214-522-9404 or complete the brief contact form below to set up yours.