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Determining Fault in an Auto Accident Isn’t Easy

On Behalf of | Nov 7, 2014 | Auto Accident Injuries

Determining who’s to blame when an accident occurs isn’t always as simple as it would seem. An experienced personal injury lawyer knows to dig deep into all the facts surrounding a case, a crucial step in uncovering new insight and determining all causes of blame.

Earlier this year, there was a rollover accident involving two SUVs on I-4. According to a report of the accident from The Ledger, a Chevrolet Trailblazer being driven by a 25-year-old male suffered a tire blowout on the outside lane of the interstate, which caused the driver to lose control. The vehicle struck a Dodge Journey in the center lane, driven by a 32-year-old female. Both vehicles flipped and both drivers were transported to the hospital and treated for their injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol was intending to charge the male driver for driving with a suspended license. However, the suspended license doesn’t determine who was to blame for the accident. The owner of the vehicle, in which the tire blew out, could have improperly maintained the vehicle, meaning that he would be to blame for the crash. However, the possibility exists that the tire itself was defective, in which case the blame for the crash could fall on the tire or auto manufacturer.

Determining the blame for the crash is the crucial first step in the process of seeking compensation for personal injuries. For twenty years, DDB Law has been handling auto accident cases and is quite experienced and comfortable with looking at the whole accident and all the possible factors leading up to it. In addition to cases involving defective tires, we’ve handled auto defect cases involving brakes, seatbelts, and airbags.

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