Auto Accidents

Auto Accident Attorney

Although auto accidents are a common occurrence, you still need the help of an experienced auto accident attorney to stand up to the insurance companies and get the full compensation that you and your family deserve. Whether you have been injured yourself, have lost a loved one in a fatal car crash, or both, auto accident attorney Fred J. Fleming can help. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Responsible Parties in Auto Accident Claims

The majority of auto accidents are caused by negligent drivers, meaning that the other driver will be the responsible party in the auto accident claim. However, in some accidents such as those involving defective vehicles or defective roadways, there are other underlying causes or other factors which made the injuries worse. That affects who can be held responsible.

Also, under certain circumstances, the employer or parent of the driver, or someone else may be held responsible for that driver’s actions.

Examples of possible responsible parties in auto accidents include:

  • Negligent driver
  • Driver’s employer, such as in commercial truck and bus accidents
  • Auto manufacturer or seller
  • Part manufacturer or seller
  • Rental company
  • Government entity responsible for design, construction, and/or maintenance of roadway

Defective Vehicles

If a defective vehicle or part caused your accident or injuries your case will fall under product liability.

A defective vehicle can cause an accident to occur or cause injuries in the event of an accident even if the defect was not the cause of the accident. Defects which generally do not cause accidents, but cause injuries or cause them to be worse when an accident occurs are called “crashworthiness” defects. Come crashworthiness defects, such as malfunctioning airbags, have the potential to also cause a wreck.

Examples of defects and malfunctions which can cause an auto accident or auto accident injuries include:

  • Faulty tires
  • Brake system defects
  • Unintended acceleration
  • Sensor defects
  • Defective seat belts
  • Defective airbags
  • Poor roof crush resistance
  • Design flaws, such as those leading to rollover

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an auto accident, please call our auto accident attorney at 1-800-882-5500 or contact us online. The initial consultation with auto accident attorney Fred J. Fleming is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.