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August 11, 2020

Who Is at Fault for My Riverside Car Accident?

Being able to establish fault is arguably the most important aspect of any car accident lawsuit. Without proving liability based on a preponderance of the evidence, you won’t be able to secure an injury settlement. With that being said, proving fault in a car accident is often far easier than in other types of accidents, as the parties who are typically to blame for car accidents are often the same. 

Below, we go into further detail about who could be responsible for compensating you after your car accident in Riverside so you can have a better understanding of what to expect from your case moving forward.

The Driver Whose Vehicle Struck You

More often than not, the driver of the vehicle that hit you will be to blame for the accident you were involved in. Driver negligence is a primary cause of car accidents in Riverside and across the state of California. Some of the more common types of driver negligence include distracted driving, drunk driving, driving while fatigued, and driving aggressively. 

Aggressive driving itself is very common, as it includes speeding, driving through red lights and stop signs, following too closely, failing to use a turn signal, road rage, and other unsafe driving practices. 

Other Liable Parties in Riverside Car Accidents

Other drivers aren’t always the cause of car accidents, though. Sometimes car parts malfunction or are defective, and other times, the roads themselves are dangerous. 

If faulty car parts caused your accident, it’s possible that the manufacturer could be found liable for your injuries. 

And in cases where the roads are hazardous for some reason, whether it be due to broken pavement, missing street signs, or some other hazard, then the California Department of Transportation or the Riverside County Transportation Department could be to blame, depending on where your accident occurred. 

Your lawyer will investigate the accident in great detail in order to figure out who should be compelled to compensate you for your losses. 

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Riverside

If you are interested in holding the person or persons who are to blame for your accident accountable for their negligence, reach out to a Riverside car accident lawyer at Kohan & Bablove, LLP for help with your claim. You can give our office a call at 1-844-404-2400 or fill out the online contact form we have provided at the bottom of this page to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.