Who Can You Sue in a Personal Injury Case?
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Some of the Most Common Defendants in a Texas Personal Injury Case
Determining who you can file suit against in a personal injury case can be more complex than it might appear on its face. For example, when you are involved in a car accident that was caused by another driver, obviously, you can file suit against him or her to recover damages for your injuries; however, you might be able to sue other parties involved in the accident. Many personal injury cases involve parties other than those who are directly involved in an accident, and who may be liable for the injuries caused. This article will examine some of the different types of people you may be able to sue for your injuries.
A Defendant’s Employer
Imagine that you are driving home from work when a pizza delivery driver collides with your car after running a red light. You would be able to sue the pizza delivery driver for the injuries you sustained. What if he does not have enough money to cover all of the costs of your injuries?
If the pizza delivery driver was making a delivery when he hit your vehicle then you might be able to recover compensation from his employer. Under Texas law, employers are liable for the actions of their employees made during the course of their employment. If you are injured by an employee while he is performing his duties of employment, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from their employer.
If you are injured in a workplace accident that is caused by the negligence of another, you can sue the person who caused the accident, but you might also be able to sue your employer. For example, if you work for a construction company and are injured, on the job, due to your bosses negligence, not only could you sue your boss, but also the person who owns the construction company.
Your employer has a duty to make sure that he provides you with a safe work environment. If you are injured because of the negligence of your boss, your employer has not fulfilled his duty, and he may be liable for your injuries. There are other considerations that you need to take into account that could limit your employer’s liability, such as whether or not he is a subscriber to worker’s compensation.
If you buy a defective product from a store and are injured as a result of the defect in the product, the store may be liable for the injuries you received. However, you might also be able to sue the company that manufactured the defective product. As long as the store you bought the product from is in the business of selling those types of products and did not alter the product, then the manufacturer of the product might be liable to you for your injuries.
Houston Lawsuit Attorney
For example, imagine you bought a blender from Walmart, and the first time you used the blender it overheated and exploded sending glass chards from the blender everywhere injuring you. You would be able to sue Walmart for your injuries because they are in the business of selling such goods making them liable for the selling you a defective blender. Also, if Walmart did not alter the blender, you would be able to sue the company that manufactured the blender and recover compensation for you injuries from them.
Do you have a legal issue or question?You Need an Experienced Attorney To Represent You In You Personal Injury Case
There are a number of defenses that a third party defendant could use in an attempt to avoid liability for your injuries. However, an experienced attorney will likely be able to hold the proper defendants accountable for your injuries. Our attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have over twenty years of experience, winning over a hundred personal injury cases. They have the skill and the experience necessary to identify all of the potential defendants in your case and get you the compensation that you deserve. Call today for a free consultation regarding your personal injury case at