Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina
When a person loans his or her vehicle to someone else, that individual may be held liable for any accidents the driver causes. This is most often the case if a vehicle owner loans his or her car or truck to a motorist who is unfit to drive or reckless behind the wheel. Unfortunately, these careless drivers can cause devastating accidents in the borrowed vehicles.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident because of someone else’s mistakes, you may want to consult with a legal advisor before filing a claim. We can help you determine who is at fault for your auto accident and seek the compensation you deserve. To learn more, contact a Charleston accident lawyer of the Steinberg Law Firm today by calling 843-720-2800.
LIABILITY FOR DRIVERS AND OWNERS
If a driver poses a threat to the safety of other motorists, a car owner’s responsibility is to make sure that his or her vehicle isn’t used by that driver. Owners need to be especially cautious when dealing with the following types of drivers:
Drivers without a valid permit or license
Drivers too young to qualify for a permit
Elderly drivers who can’t safely operate a vehicle
Drivers too sick to be behind the wheel
Drivers with medical conditions that should keep them from driving
In addition, some companies may be held responsible for the actions of drivers using their company cars. If any of these drivers causes an accident, the employer may be the one held liable by the courts.
If filing a compensation claim after an auto accident, you may want to check with a lawyer to determine who is responsible for your injuries and who the claim should be directed against. For more information about how we may be able to help with this process, contact a Charleston personal injury attorney of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 today.