What If The Other Driver Doesn’t Own Their Car?
In some situations, a driver may cause an accident while driving someone else’s car. This is common for families with more drivers than vehicles in the household. When this happens, the injuries caused by the driver may also become the responsibility of the car’s owner. If the driver shouldn’t have been behind the wheel, the owner can be held at least partially responsible for any injuries caused.
If you’ve been injured because of a driver’s dangerous actions and an owner’s mistakes, you may be entitled to pursue compensation against the responsible parties. For more information about your options as an injured motorist, contact the Iowa car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling 877-327-2600.
Sharing Liability between Owners and Drivers
In some accidents, a car’s owner may also be held liable for the injuries caused by that vehicle’s driver. This includes the following situations:
- Elderly drivers no longer fit to be on the road
- Underage drivers
- Drivers on a permit left without proper supervision
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers with a significant record of driving recklessly
- Drivers operating a company car
In these accidents, a person injured by a driver may be able to file against both the driver and the owner of the vehicle. The fault may be divided between the two parties, with each person accepting some amount of blame and responsibility for possible compensation.
If you’ve been injured because of a driver who shouldn’t have been on the road, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation regarding your legal rights and options, contact the Iowa car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.